Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, April 26, 2004 � The PGA of America today announced that it has begun accepting requests for volunteer applications for the 87th PGA Championship, to be held August 8-14, 2005 at the famed Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey.
To obtain a PGA Championship Volunteer/Uniform Application, e-mail your name, address and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax it to (800) 742-4698, or call (800) 742-8258. Volunteer applications will be mailed to all candidates in mid-May.
The PGA Championship, one of golf's four major championships, will be recruiting upwards of 3,800 volunteers as the tournament comes to New Jersey for the first time in 63 years. Volunteer jobs for the event, which the PGA will fill on a first come, first-served basis, include maintaining the on course leaderboards, assisting with transportation, supporting the hospitality and merchandise tent staff, assisting media registration, and coordinating uniform and credential distribution, among other positions available to the public.
The fee for volunteering is $162.52, and will include a uniform, preferred parking, food and beverage vouchers, a copy of the official Championship journal and a credential to
attend each round of the 87th PGA Championship. This volunteer credential will allow you access to the Wanamaker Club, for times when you are not working. For additional information on volunteer committees, log on to www.pga2005.com.
"Recruiting enthusiastic Volunteers to assist with all areas of tournament operations is essential to the overall success of the event," said Bob Jeffrey, Tournament Director, 87th PGA Championship. "Not only does volunteering provide access to one of golf's most prestigious events, but enables individuals the opportunity to assist the PGA of America and Baltusrol Golf Club in organizing and managing one of the greatest major sporting events to ever come to New Jersey."
The PGA Championship features more Top 100 World ranked players than any other golf Major. Highlighting this stellar field in 2005 will be the world's number one golfer, Tiger Woods, who will be competing professionally for the first time ever in New Jersey, against the likes of Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III and more.
Adds Jeffrey, "We fully expect that this event will sell-out quickly when tickets go on sale July 20, 2004, so one sure way to assure you get a ticket is to sign up as a volunteer."
The PGA Championship is one of four premier golf events conducted by the PGA of America. Others include the Ryder Cup Matches, the Senior PGA championship and the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which brings together winners of golf's four major championships. Since 1916, golf's best professionals have been competing for the PGA Championship's coveted Wanamaker Trophy. Past champions include Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Walter Hagen, among others.