The US Open Fan Experience Is More Than Just Golf

Part of the fun attending the US Open, but doing the fun little things in the fan village as you walk in.

Besides the very large merchandise pavilion that centers the village, there are several activities fans can do.

Fans can sign-up for a wristband, which will get you a free program, a $10 value, and that will allow you to get some pictures taken, including a greenscreen which will then CGI you in with a player.  

But if you go over to the Polo section, make sure you get a sketch from Chic Sketch, a startup that will draw you in Ralph Lauren gear. The founding husband and wife team of Jordan and Emily Edelson are at the Open and will sketch every fan who signs up for a wristband. You can find out more about them at

Over at the Lexus tent, fans who signup for a Lexus wristband can get a picture with the US Open trophy and play putting and driving games for prizes.

That’s not all. At the USGA broadcast booth, you can get a picture as a broadcaster behind the desk when they are not broadcasting and there’s another putting game as well.

Who says you have to watch golf at the US Open?

About the Author

Joe McDonald

Joe McDonald is the founder and former publisher of NY Sports Day. After selling to i15Media in 2020, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief and responsible for the editorial side of the publication. In the past, Joe was the managing editor of NY Sportscene magazine and assistant editor of Mets Inside Pitch. He has covered the Mets since 2004.

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