Scoring in golf can come down to how well a player reads the greens, which is why so many of the pros majored in comparative literature. See the literate go to town with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get two grounds passes to The 2011 Rex Hospital Open at the TPC Wakefield Plantation on Thursday, June 9, Friday, June 10, Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, and two barbecue sandwiches and two sodas (a $40 total value). Children younger than 16 are admitted for free with an adult.
For more than two decades, The Rex Hospital Open has tested the mettle and irons of the PGA’s brightest up-and-coming stars, all while raising more than $5.6 million in support of its namesake’s programs and services. With grounds passes, two folks can enjoy four days of traipsing fairways, checking the leaderboard, and scoping out the latest trends in madras outerwear at the TPC Wakefield Plantation (a $10 value/ticket). The Hale Irwin–designed course is spread across 217 acres of picturesque countryside. This package comes with two red-hot-and-blue chicken or pork barbecue sandwiches (a $14 value) and two medium sodas (a $6 value) to sate appetites worked up cheering for favorites and juggling stray balls.
Attendees may park at Rex Wakefield and board a quick, free shuttle to the event. Previous Rex Hospital Open winners include last year’s victor, John Riegger, who bested the competition on TPC’s par 71, 7,257-yard championship course. Adjacent to Falls Lake, the course’s manicured bermuda-grass fairways slip between stately pine-tree corridor walls, requiring its navigators to rely on strategy, skill, and their ability to comprehend the ancient whispers of helpful wood elves.