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North Texas Welcomes KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship

Fields Ranch East at PGA Frisco is located approximately 953 miles from Augusta National Golf Club. Put another way, it’s roughly a 13-hour, 51-minute drive – if you adhere to the posted speed limits.

While the two sites couldn’t be more distinct – one a former Texas cattle ranch, one a former Georgia nursery – there is a little-known connection between the courses. They both will have played host to the event now known as the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

When the 83rd edition of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship takes place next month in North Texas, it will have evolved significantly from those inaugural 1937-38 championships contested at Augusta National. Despite the growth and changes, it rightfully maintains its position as the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf.

It’s a designation befitting a championship with beginnings so entrenched at perhaps the most famous golf course in the world and with a list of past champions equally as impressive. Legends of the game, from Sarazen and Snead to Palmer, Nicklaus, Trevino, and Watson, have had their names etched on the Alfred S. Bourne Trophy.

Set for May 24-28, this year’s KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is the inaugural Major Championship to be contested on Fields Ranch East at PGA Frisco, or what has come to be known as the “Modern Home of Golf.”

PGA Frisco consists of the Omni PGA Frisco Resort, the Home of the PGA of America, the headquarters of the Northern Texas PGA Section, and a retail and entertainment district, all which is centered around the Fields Ranch East and West golf courses. The new venue will be home to more than 26 PGA of America championships between now and 2034.

The run of major championships slated to be held on Fields Ranch East also includes the 2025 and 2031 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, and the 2027 and 2034 PGA Championships, as well as another KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in 2029.

KitchenAid’s involvement with the Senior PGA Championship dates to 2011 and has added some “foodie” culture to this special major. Amateur gourmet fans should check out KitchenAid’s main attraction at the event, the Fairway Club, which will host chef demonstrations throughout the week, including some likely familiar faces to any fans of the Food Network or Cooking Channel. In addition to the Fairway Club, KitchenAid will have other activities and product displays throughout the PGA District and Fields Ranch East.

There are a limited number of hospitality, pro-am, and ticket opportunities that remain available to be a part of the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf. If you would like more information on options for hosting clients, potential clients, employees, or your family during the Championship, please visit SRPGA.com.