(FRENCH LICK) - The PGA of America announced today that junior volunteer positions for the 76th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid are now open for registration.
Juniors, ages 16-21, will have the opportunity to assist with various on-course committees during the event including standard bearer, monster board and leader board. Over 1,700 volunteers will be needed for next year's Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid at The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort, May 19-24, 2015. Volunteer registration has filled nearly 50% of available spots since it opened June 1.
"Volunteers are an integral part of hosting a Major Championship," said Bryan Karns, Championship Director. "A Major Championship will bring volunteers from all over the U.S. who will help us create a first-class event for our fans and players. This region has brought the PGA of America a lot of success with incredible volunteers and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone to Southern Indiana in spring 2015."
The PGA of America manages 22 unique volunteer committees, ranging from marshals to leader boards, contestant transportation and merchandise. All volunteers will spend a minimum of 16 hours on-site during Championship Week and will receive daily access to the Championship. Many volunteers will receive inside the ropes access during their volunteer shifts, along with an inside look at Championship Operations.
Volunteering is free for juniors and the adult price is $130, which will include an official volunteer uniform, discount to the Championship Shop and food and beverage during the Championship. All volunteers will also receive a free round of golf at The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort. For more information about volunteering, please visit www.SrPGA.com or contact the Volunteer Operations Manager, Ryan Ogle at (812) 226-0555 or 2015SPGA@pgahq.com.
The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid is the most historic and prestigious Major in senior golf and features some of the game's greatest players. Daily grounds tickets to the 2015 Senior PGA Championship start at just $10 and will be available for purchase November 3, 2014. For more information about corporate hospitality, tickets or general Championship inquiries, please visit www.SrPGA.com.
About the PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, the PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, the PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, the PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As the PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.
About the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid
Started in 1937, the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid is the most historic and prestigious major championship in senior golf. It was born on the grounds of one of golf's greatest majors at the invitation of one of the game's greatest players. At the suggestion of renowned amateur Bobby Jones, the inaugural Championship was conducted at Augusta National Golf Club three years after the first Masters Tournament. Today, the Championship brings together both the legends of the game and newest members of senior professional golf to new audiences across the United States. Many of the game's greatest players have won the Championship's Alfred S. Bourne Trophy - a roster that features Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Tom Watson and Jay Haas. For more information about the 2015 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, visit www.SrPGA.com.
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