JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The 93rd PGA Championship is accepting volunteer applications for anyone wanting to be part of the 93RD PGA Championship, Aug. 8-14, 2011, at The Atlanta Athletic Club. The PGA of America anticipates the number of people registering to serve in behind-the-scenes roles at the 2011 Championship to be high due to the strong spirit of volunteerism and support for the game of golf in Georgia and the surrounding region.
"Volunteers are the lifeblood of any successful Championship and we are very excited about welcoming golf enthusiasts of all skill level and interests," said 93rd PGA Championship Director Ryan Cannon.
The PGA of America typically works with a volunteer base of nearly 3,500 to conduct the PGA Championship. Among the many committees with positions available are Transportation, Scoring, Media Center, Leader Boards, and Merchandise Golf Shop.
To register as a volunteer for the 93rd PGA Championship or to get committee descriptions, click here. Volunteer committees are filled on a first come, first served basis.
About The PGA of America
Since 1916, The PGA of America's mission has been twofold: 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 Association enables PGA 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 dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable golf promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, 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. The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.
About The Atlanta Athletic Club
By hosting the 93rd PGA Championship, The Atlanta Athletic Club continues its tradition as the site of major championships. Founded in 1898 and the home club of golf legend Bobby Jones, the AAC is the only club in the southeast to have hosted both men's and women's U.S. Opens, as well as two previous PGA Championships.
The club's focus on golf, and its two challenging golf courses recently redesigned by Rees Jones, demonstrates the club's commitment to the players and the business of golf.
The best players in the world will face a vastly improved Highlands golf course in August of 2011. A new cultivar of grass called Champion Bermuda has been planted on the greens and the fairways have been changed to Diamond zoysia; a combination surely to please the best players in the world for the Season's Final Major.