2015 PGA Championship, volunteers, Whistling Straits

More than 3,000 volunteers are needed to stage the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisc.

2015 PGA Championship volunteer registration now open

KOHLER, Wis. -- The PGA of America and Kohler Co. announced today that applications for available volunteer positions for the 2015 PGA Championship are now being accepted.

More than 3,000 volunteers are needed as the PGA Championship prepares to make its third visit to Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. The world's best golfers will compete for the coveted Wanamaker Trophy, Aug. 10-16, 2015, along the shores of Lake Michigan.

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"The PGA of America depends on thousands of dedicated and passionate volunteers to help operate the PGA Championship every year," said 2015 PGA Championship Director Jason Mengel. "These volunteers play a major role in making the event a success, and we couldn't do it without them. We often hear from our volunteers that their experience is extremely rewarding and memorable."

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Volunteer assignments are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and positions vary from working on the course as a marshal to being inside in the climate-controlled merchandise area. Committee positions that may be available include Admission Sales and Will Call, Corporate Hospitality Services, Transportation, Merchandise Operations, Marshals/Special Teams and Information Services.

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.

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New for 2015, 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.

Junior Volunteer Opportunities

Junior Volunteer Registration (ages 16-21 as of Aug. 10, 2015) will begin on July 7, 2014, at www.PGAChampionship.com 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.

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About The PGA Championship
The PGA Championship perennially features the strongest field, the fairest set-up, and deepest international lineup of any major golf championship. The 2014 PGA Championship will feature the largest purse of any major championship ($10 million). Since 1916, golf's best professionals have won the PGA Championship, including: Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Raymond Floyd, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen.

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About Destination Kohler
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