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Whistling Straits will host the 2015 PGA Championship. (PHOTO: Jim Owczarski)

2015 PGA Championship volunteer opportunities remain


The PGA of America and Kohler Co. announced that available volunteer positions for the 2015 PGA Championship have reached 75 percent filled just one week after the application process opened at PGAChampionship.com, with volunteers committed from 32 of the 50 states and three different countries.

More than 3,000 total volunteers will support the PGA Championship, which is set to make its third visit to Whistling Straits in Haven. The world's best golfers will compete for the Wanamaker Trophy, Aug. 10-16, 2015.

New this year, individuals who volunteer for the PGA Championship and complete all assigned and required shifts will earn the unique opportunity to register as a volunteer for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits prior to the general public.

Championship Shops openings available

Remaining available volunteer positions are in the "Championship Shops", a new 36,000-square-foot merchandise facility that will be unique to the PGA Championship and serve as a hub of excitement for spectators.

Golf fans who secure a spot on the Merchandise Committee will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of roles, including cashiers, inventory managers and greeters, in this one-of-a-kind, climate-controlled shopping environment, which offers exclusive items and limited-edition gifts throughout Championship week at Whistling Straits.

Adult volunteers, age 22 and up, are asked to work three to four 4-hour shifts and required to pay a $204.75 (tax included) volunteer fee. In exchange for this fee, volunteers receive:

• Volunteer uniform (golf shirt, headwear and outerwear)

• Preferred parking

• Meal and water vouchers

• The official 97th PGA Championship program

Volunteers will receive a personalized volunteer credential, which will provide access to the grounds all seven days of the Championship.

Junior Volunteer Opportunities

Junior Volunteer Registration (ages 16-21 as of Aug. 10, 2015) will begin on July 7 on a first-come, first-served basis. Juniors may volunteer for one of the following three committees: Standard Bearers, Monster Board and Leader Board Thru Board.

Although junior volunteers do not pay a fee, each will be given a uniform consisting of a golf shirt and headwear, a parking pass, and meal and water vouchers for the shifts worked. Junior volunteers will also be given a personalized credential good for all seven days of the Championship.

Full details on the 2015 PGA Championship volunteer registration process are available here.


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