Potential impact of U.S. Women's Open in Lancaster County discussed

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | May 6, 2015 3:17 AM

(Lancaster) -- The nation's premier women's golf tournament is coming to central Pennsyvlania in exactly two months, and people who live near the site of the U.S. Women's Open are learning how it will affect them.

Tournament organizers first visited Manheim Township last night for a town hall on traffic and parking around the tournament in July.

Another meeting is set for East Lampeter tonight, to be held at Conestoga Valley High School in Lancaster.

"Say okay, well now let's talk about the homeowner, the homeowner's there, relative to going about their daily life and how do we produce a system by which they can do that? Resident hang tags are something that we do pretty often," says Barry Deach, championship director for the golf extravaganza.

Deach says he and others will try to answer every question, and get answers for those they haven't considered.

"It's just learning. It's just the known to the unknown, so we're just trying to educate them so that they can get their questions out and we can give them the answers. And hopefully we have all the answers, and in some cases where we don't, we're going to say that's a great question, and we need to address it. We're going to get your information and follow up with you."

He says his staff has been working with leaders from both Manheim and East Lampeter Townships to minimize the tournament's effect.

Deach says the tournament should be very manageable for people who live nearby, and is also providing phone numbers for those who have problems and need assistance.

Practice rounds at Lancaster Country Club start Monday July 6th, with the final championship round set for July 12th.

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