Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital are proud supporters of the 42nd U.S. Senior Open Championship, which will be held at Saucon Valley Country Club June 21–26, 2022. LVHN will present the 19th Hole, an enhanced fan experience and Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital will present the junior programming for the most coveted championship in senior golf.
“Helping people live well involves more than providing world-class health care. It also involves giving people opportunities to stay active and enjoy quality time with family and friends,” said Brian A. Nester, DO, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, LVHN. “By partnering with the U.S. Senior Open, LVHN will help introduce people of all ages to the wonderful sport of golf, bring family and friends together, and reinforce to everyone that LVHN is your partner in health at every stage of life. We’re excited and can’t wait until June 2022.”
The U.S. Senior Open is conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and widely recognized among the most comprehensive and challenging golf championships in the nation. The championship is expected to attract more than 110,000 spectators throughout the week. This will be the third time Saucon Valley has hosted this championship, which will make it the only venue in the country to host the championship three times.
As the Presenter of the 19th Hole, LVHN will inform attendees about the world-class heart, cancer, surgical and specialty services the health network provides while providing ticketholders with an outdoor festival-like experience. The 19th Hole will be located in the middle of the three finishing holes of Saucon Valley’s Old Course. Interactive features will include live music during practice rounds, a 9,000-square-foot putting green, swing simulators, lawn games, jumbotrons, food court, sports bar and more.
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital will share information about the more than 30 pediatric specialties it provides and sponsor a variety of programming for the children of our community. The Children’s Hospital will present a golf clinic for kids, a “Kids’ Club” experience tent, and a contest to design the event ticket for juniors and more.
About the U.S. Senior Open
The 42nd U.S. Senior Open, conducted by the United States Golf Association, will be held June 21-26, 2022 at Saucon Valley Country Club, in Bethlehem, Pa., and will feature a field of 156 of the world’s best professional and amateur senior golfers (over the age of 50). Players who are eligible to compete include Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen and Steve Stricker. This U.S. Senior Open will be the eighth USGA championship held at Saucon Valley Country Club. NBCUniversal will provide live television coverage of all four rounds of the championship.
About the USGA
The USGA is a nonprofit organization that celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment, handicapping and amateur status rules. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.