What you can and can't bring to the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
The U.S. Golf Association has released its official security plan for the upcoming 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
If you're heading to Congressional by shuttle from reserved parking lots at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds and Crown Farm in Gaithersburg, Md., or at Dulles International Airport, you must go thru an airport-style screening process, including a metal detector, before boarding the shuttle.
There is also an extensive list of prohibited items at Congressional, including:
“Our security measures for the U.S. Open represent the collaborative efforts of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies,” said Dan Hoban, the USGA’s director of security. “With cooperation from championship attendees, we anticipate that these screening measures will add minimally to the time required to enter the championship grounds.”