MSG Promotions, Inc. has been involved with major events since its inception in 1983. Although there has been an emphasis on golf, MSG has managed and sold a myriad of events including the Super Bowl and the Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via as well as various corporate client incentive programs.
In 1993, MSG Promotions, Inc. was selected by the United States Golf Association as the exclusive corporate hospitality marketing and management company for the 1995 U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY. On the heels of that successful event, the USGA continued their working relationship with MSG through several contracts with the current agreement extending through 2018.
Under Mimi Griffin’s direction, the USGA’s hospitality sales for the U.S. Open since 1995 have produced revenues in excess of $210 million. In 2008 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, CA, MSG Promotions established a new record for U.S. Open hospitality sales by surpassing the $17 million mark while managing the involvement of over 250 different corporate clients.
In addition to the U.S. Open, MSG staff members have served as the management team for several other USGA events including the 1992, 1995 and 2000 U.S. Senior Opens as well as the 1995 and 2009 U.S. Women’s Opens.
The following is a list of some of the events in MSG’s portfolio.
- Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic – Westchester Country Club – Harrison, NY
- 1992 U.S. Senior Open – Saucon Valley Country Club – Bethlehem, PA
- 1995 U.S. Open – Shinnecock Hills Golf Club – Southampton, NY
- 1995 U.S. Women’s Open – Broadmoor Golf Club – Colorado Springs, CO
- 1997 U.S. Open – Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD
- 1998 U.S. Open – The Olympic Club – San Francisco, CA
- 2000 U.S. Senior Open – Saucon Valley Country Club – Bethlehem, PA
- 2001 U.S. Open – Southern Hills Country Club – Tulsa, OK
- 2002 U.S. Open – Bethpage State Park- Farmingdale, NY
- 2003 U.S. Open – Olympia Fields Country Club – Chicago, IL
- 2004 U.S. Open – Shinnecock Hills Golf Club – Southampton, NY
- 2005 Walker Cup – Chicago Golf Club – Wheaton, IL
- 2005 Super Bowl – Jacksonville, FL
- 2006 U.S. Open – Winged Foot Golf Club – Mamaroneck, NY
- 2007 U.S. Open – Oakmont Country Club – Oakmont, PA
- 2008 U.S. Open – Torrey Pines Golf Course – San Diego, CA
- 2009 U.S. Open – Bethpage State Park (Black Course) – Farmingdale, NY
- 2009 U.S. Women’s Open – Saucon Valley Country Club – Bethlehem, PA
- 2010 U.S. Open – Pebble Beach Golf Links – Pebble Beach, CA
- 2011 U.S. Open – Congressional Country Club – Bethesda, MD
- 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via – Lehigh Valley, PA
- 2012 U.S. Open – The Olympic Club – San Francisco, CA
- 2013 U.S. Open – Merion Golf Club – Ardmore, PA
- 2014 U.S. Open – Pinehurst Resort – Village of Pinehurst, NC
- 2015 U.S. Open – Chambers Bay – University Place, WA
- 2016 U.S. Open – Oakmont Country Club – Oakmont, PA
- 2017 U.S. Open – Erin Hills – Erin, WI
- 2018 U.S. Open – Shinnecock Hills Golf Club – Southampton, NY
- 2018 U.S. Women’s Open – Shoal Creek – Shoal Creek, AL
- 2019 U.S. Women’s Open – Country Club of Charleston – Charleston, SC