As if the PGA Championship doesn’t offer enough entertainment, there are numerous events going on around town that are golf related in honor of the tournament.

94th PGA Championship

When: Today-SundayWhere: The Ocean Course on Kiawah IslandTickets: Grounds tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are sold out, but are available for today at a price of $110. Champions Club seats for all four days of play are available and are $700 for an individual and $6,500 for a group of 10. Active military personnel will receive complimentary grounds access when they present a valid active military ID at the admission sales and will call office on the day of attendance; one additional spouse ticket also will be complimentary with an active military ID.For more info: Go to championship or call 800-PGA-GOLF (742-4653)Post and CourierExpanded daily coverage in the Sports section of the print newspaper begins today and runs through Monday. On, find our PGA Championship preview with everything you need to know about the tournament, the players and the Ocean Course. Plus, we’ll have live updates throughout the tournament on our website, along with videos and photo galleries each day. Follow what’s happening on Twitter at #PGACHAMP.

Family Fun Zone Tour

What: The Get Golf Ready Family Fun Zone Tour is a golf festival traveling to Charleston area parks and other designated Charleston locations. Each day, those in attendance will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 94th PGA Championship and a variety of other prizes. The tour will generate awareness and interest in the game, while directing attendees to local golf courses for fun programs.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday; and 6-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

Where: The Meadow Tent at Palmetto Islands County Park on Thursday; the Picnic Center at James Island County Park on Friday; Marion Square on Saturday and Sunday; and Charleston RiverDogs Baseball games Thursday-Saturday.

Price: Free for Fun Zone

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Concerts by the Lake

What: Bring chairs and/or blankets and groove to some of the best tribute bands around. Catch U2 by UV, a U2 tribute show, Thursday; A1A, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band, on Friday; and Yacht Rock Revue, performing soft rock hits from the ’70s, on Saturday. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the 19th Hole Pavilion and food trucks.

When: 7-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

Where: Freshfields Village, on Johns Island between Kiawah and Seabrook islands

Price: Free

More info: 768-6491 or

Sports Illustrated

What: Presented by Southwest Airlines, get “unprecedented accessibility” to the tournament via Sports Illustrated’s legacy of award-winning golf coverage and Golf Magazine’s leadership in instruction. Get individualized tips from some of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers,” watch live tapings for, meet the award-winning writers and editors from Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine, get your photo on the cover of Sports Illustrated and more.

When: 1-7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday

Where: Freshfields Village, Johns Island

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Island Golf Challenge

What: Sponsored by SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters and TaylorMade, attempt a 100-yard wedge shot to a treacherous 24-foot island green in the middle of the lake. Swing for daily and weekly prizes. All proceeds will be donated to The First Tee of Greater Charleston.

When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. through Sunday

Where: Freshfields Village, Johns Island

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Chip Shot Shootout

What: A chipping contests for all ages will be held by The First Tee of Greater Charleston, which will be out raising funds and awareness. The First Tee aims to positively impact the lives of local youths by providing structured educational programs that build character and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

When: 1-7 p.m. through Saturday

Where: Freshfields Village, Johns Island

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Bridgestone Challenge

What: Discover the best ball for you at the “Bridgestone Golf Challenge” at the Ball Fitting Booth.

When: 2-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Freshfields Village, Johns Island

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TaylorMade Experience

What: Try out the newest equipment from TaylorMade, including the renowned RocketBallz fairway woods and hybrids. The TaylorMade Tour Truck, which travels to nearly every PGA Tour event in the United States, will also be on site.

When: 4-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Freshfields Village, Johns Island

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Painting on display

What: A painting illustrating the first shipment of golf clubs arriving in Charleston, known as the birthplace of golf in America, will be on display. This is the first time in five years that the painting will be available for a public viewing. Prints of the piece by Charleston artist Carol Ezell will be for sale for $34.99. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Blessings for Becky, a fund created in honor of the late Wonder Worker Becky Moran, who recently died of colon cancer.

When: Through Sunday

Where: Wonder Works, 574 Freshfields Drive, Johns Island

More info: 270-1016, or

‘Visions of Kiawah’

What: “Visions of Kiawah” brings together the works of Glenn Harrington, Shannon Smith and Rick McClure.

When: Through Aug. 17

Where: The Wells Gallery, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island

More info: 576-1290 or

Performance Center

What: Stop by the Performance Center for a complimentary golf swing analysis from a PGA professional using ball flight, video and swing vest technology. A full swing simulator also is available for fun as well as interactive games. The event is presented by Mercedes-Benz. Several model year ‘13 vehicles will be on display.

When: Through Sunday

Where: The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island in the Main Spectator Entrance

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‘Let’s Move on Course!’

What: This event is presented by the Hospital for Special Surgery in support of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, which strives to combat childhood obesity by encouraging healthier food alternatives for children and increasing opportunities for physical activity. Check out the pedometer distribution kiosk.

When: Through Sunday

Where: The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island near the main spectator entrance gate

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First Tee to Be

What: Bring a school supply item and receive one free round of mini-golf or one free pass to the indoor play deck. All of the collected school supplies will be donated to the 2012 First Day Festival for Charleston County schools.

When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday

Where: Blackbeard’s Cove, 3255 U.S. Highway 17, Mount Pleasant

More info: 971-1223 or