Volunteer Applications Available for 2015 U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay

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The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Chambers Bay announced volunteer applications are now available for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship.

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The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Chambers Bay today announced that volunteer applications for the 115th U.S. Open Championship are now available. The 2015 U.S. Open, the first to be played in the Pacific Northwest, is scheduled for June 15-21 at Chambers Bay.

Approximately 4,500 unpaid volunteers will be needed to fill positions on 24 committees, including hospitality, leaderboards, marshals, merchandise and spectator services. Those assigned to the 2015 U.S. Open will be required to work a minimum of four shifts, of five to six hours each. Volunteer positions will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

All volunteers are required to purchase the volunteer package for $165. This package will include apparel specially designed for the 2015 U.S. Open, a credential valid for all seven days of the championship and a meal voucher for each assigned shift. The volunteer apparel will consist of two golf shirts, a wind jacket and a piece of headwear.

To access the online application and read full committee descriptions, visit https://2015volunteers.usga.org. To request a mailed application, send an email to 2015usopen(at)usga(dot)org.

For more information about the USGA, visit http://www.usga.org.

MEDIA NOTE: Officials from the USGA, Chambers Bay and Pierce County, Wash., will be available for interviews at the Chambers Bay clubhouse on Monday, Feb. 10, from noon to 2 p.m. (PST). Lunch will be provided. Contact Eric Steimer, assistant manager for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, at esteimer(at)usga(dot)org.


About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.

The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

For more information about the USGA, visit http://www.usga.org.

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