Built on traditions, Greater Binghamton has transformed into a community where there is always something to do, there is always something happening and there’s always new treasures to discover – like the community’s biggest event of the year.

For the 11th consecutive year, En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, New York, will host the multi-award-winning PGA Tour Champions’ Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, a true staple in our community’s traditions. This event is one of the most elite tournaments on the Champions Tour.

A touch of Greater Binghamton’s history and culture ties into this event as well. The course, which was originally built by George F. Johnson, owner of the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Co., was initially created as a place for recreation for factory employees.

It has since become a destination for pro-golfers and champions like John Daly, Tom Kite, Brad Faxon, Joey Sindelar and Craig Stadler to name a few. En-Joie boasts between 5,150 and 7,030 yards with four sets of tees that serve as a true test for golfers of all skill levels.

Golf gurus and casual observers alike find themselves immersed in the fun during this annual event. A combination of golf and a major concert entice locals and surrounding communities to see what this event is all about. Past performers include Florida Georgia Line, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Maroon 5 and Tim McGraw. This year, Grammy Award-winning Bon Jovi will take the stage to perform after play on Friday, Aug. 18.

This year, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open will be held from August 14-20. Tickets are on sale to the public and can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com, or a Dick’s Sporting Goods store near you. The tickets cover both Friday’s first round of PGA Tour Champions as well as the Friday night Bon Jovi concert.

En-Joie prides itself in remaining the focal point of golf in New York’s Southern Tier, especially because of this notable event. Steeped in tradition and maintaining a rich sense of its original culture and early beginnings, the course really speaks to the core of the Binghamton community.

Greater Binghamton invites you to “Be Part of Our Story” by exploring this renowned event for yourself this summer!