military polo shirts And Milwaukee Proves It Is a Fantastic Summer Vacation Spot
Opens in recent memory? I sure didn but when the invite to visit that legendary golf tournament, being held in Wisconsin for the first time since its inception in 1895, came across my desk, I was intrigued.
For Wisconsin was one of the few states I had never visited, despite having a grandmother from there (who was a rabid Green Bay Packers fan) and loving good cheese. Open puts on, in the third century since its inception?
The Harley Davidson Museum is a must visit place in Milwaukee. Photo courtesy Visit Milwaukee.
Milwaukee certainly knows how to put on a show during the summer, for when the weather turns warm this city perched on Lake Michigan and crisscrossed with three rivers (the Milwaukee, the Kinnickinnic and the Menomonee) is all about getting outside and having fun. There even Bradford Beach, a popular lakeside beach, where crowds form to surf, play volleyball and just hang out in the sun.
Who knew there was a beach in Milwaukee? Hanging out at Bradford Beach by Lake Michigan. Photo courtesy Visit Milwaukee.
When I visited in June, the festival season was in full swing. The Polish Festival was rockin on the lakefront, as was the massive Lakefront Festival of Art held at the spectacular Milwaukee Art Museum. And Summerfest, the world largest music festival, is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary in late June/early July, at the Henry Maier Festival Park situated right on the lakefront.
Miller Park, home of the Brewers baseball team, is an architectural marvel in Milwaukee. Photo courtesy Visit Milwaukee.
Speaking of art, there currently a terrific installation of 22 sculptures lining Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee main drag. The one mile stretch of Sculpture Milwaukee will be on display (and for sale) until October 22, 2017; the brainchild of businessman Steve Marcus, it will be an annual event every summer. Follow the sculptures and you end up at the Milwaukee Art Museum, with its world class fine art collection and iconic Quadracci Pavilion, Santiago Calatrava architectural wonder with a moveable wingspan. Don miss it when you visit. And don miss the Harley Davidson Museum, either, for even if you are not a big fan of motorcycles, this is one fascinating museum. Open at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. on Sunday, June 18, 2017. They serve beer there, too, just like countless other places; try Lakefront Brewery for some of the city best locally brewed beers and a laugh filled brewery tour in this city built by breweries. Open at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. on Friday, June 16, 2017. It was wide open when I visited, saw them beat the San Diego Padres in 10 exciting innings and had one of the best pulled pork sandwiches ever. Open at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. on Monday, June 12, 2017. Open, where there was so much excitement it was hard to believe. Open history in relation to par) to Brooks Koepka 16 under par win on Sunday, which tied the record set by Rory McIllory in 2011. Huge crowds made the trek out to Erin Hills Golf Course, out in the farmland 45 minutes west of Milwaukee, where the 10 year old golf course known for its wide fairways, windy conditions and fescue grass was transformed into a world class tournament venue. Open at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Open Championship, it almost like you are building a small city, explains David Aznavorian, Senior Director of Marketing for the United States Golf Association. this small city has never been built in the state of Wisconsin. We felt it was really important, as a golf loving state, to be able to take this championship here.
Part of the city included experiences created for the fans, sponsored by major companies including American Express, Lexus, Deloitte and Rolex. coming here to see their favorite players, to see the golf course and to have a day where they can have a great day of golf. But we want to give them even more food that local to the community, for example.
start the buy for the next year immediately after the Open concludes, says Mary Lopuszynski, Senior Director of Merchandising and Licensing for the USGA, pretty much everything has the logo. People are coming to a special event and they want to take home a piece of the championship.