Contruction Update: Course Set Up Continues

May 11, 2009
Course Construction Continues

Course Construction Continues

With less than 10 days left until the 2009 Senior PGA Championship, course preparations are well underway. A full-time crew of 50 people have been working to construct all the non-permanent onsite structures and preparing the course for all the expected spectators throughout Championship week (May 19-24).

Some of the non-permanent structures being built include:

  • 1 mile of fencing
  • 2 TV towers on holes 9 and 18
  • 3 grandstands on holes 2, 9 and 18
  • 25 hospitality, media and merchandise tents
  • 1 main leaderboard (“The Monsterboard”), which is 56 feet wide and 30 feet tall
  • 11 other leader and thruboards scattered throughout the course
  • 200 portable restrooms and 2 VIP restroom trailers

To see the latest construction pictures, visit

What’s Next:

This week, crews will assemble the main entrance, decorate the tent and clubhouse interiors, and begin moving in furniture. On Thursday and Friday, television crews from the Golf Channel and NBC will arrive to set up for their broadcasts of the events. For broadcast schedules, visit

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Canterbury head PGA professional Kernicki thrilled to return to roots

March 25, 2009
Michael Kernicki

Michael Kernicki

Michael Kernicki is the head PGA Professional at Canterbury Golf Club, site of the 2009 Senior PGA Championship. Named head pro in January 2009, Kernicki will have his hands full over the next couple months as he becomes one of the few PGA Professionals to oversee the completererouting of a course in preparation for a Major Championship.

Click here to read more about Michael Kernicki’s background and his responsibilities for the 2009 Senior PGA Championship.

PHOTOS: Clubhouse Construction & Winter Hits Canterbury

February 4, 2009

Clubhouse Construction

Clubhouse Construction

Clubhouse Construction

Construction continues as Canterbury Golf Club prepares to host the 2009 Senior PGA Championship. The clubhouse is currently being remodeled, with crews working on what will become the Nicklaus Lounge and Patio, Picard Lounge and Terrace, O’Meara Grille and Patio, and Canterbury Club. Click on the image to the right for construction photos and a rendering of where the newly remodeled rooms will be located.

Winter Hits Canterbury

Canterbury in the Winter

Canterbury in the Winter

Like the rest of Cleveland, Canterbury was blasted by winter storms during the city’s second-snowiest January on record. Click the image to the right to view several sceneic pictures of the course and clubhouse covered in snow.

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