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Scoring and standard bearers are among the many volunteer positions available for the 70th Senior PGA Championship at Canterbury Golf Club. (Photo: The PGA of America)

Volunteer opportunities available for 70th Senior PGA

More than 1,800 volunteers in a variety of positions will be required to help stage the 70th Senior PGA Championship at Canterbury Golf Club. Applications will be accepted beginning June 5, with jobs assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- The 70th Senior PGA Championship, the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf, makes its first visit to Canterbury Golf Club, May 21-24, 2009.

The 70th Senior PGA Championship, marking the first senior major championship of the year, will require more than 1,800 volunteers in a variety of committees, assignments and positions. Volunteer applications will be accepted, beginning June 5, and jobs will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

"Volunteers are the lifeblood to the success of our Championships," said Brett Sterba, Tournament Director of the 2009 Senior PGA Championship. "The greater Cleveland area not only has some of the best sports fans in the country, but they also have a reputation as a friendly, hard-working, knowledgeable and efficient volunteer base. We have many great positions available for those with years of experience along with those volunteering for the first time. We anticipate that the greater Cleveland area will embrace this Championship as it does all major sports events."

Volunteer committees include Admission Sales, Caddies, Contestant Tee Refreshments, Contestant Evacuation, Corporate Hospitality Service, Golf Carts, Health Services, Information, Leaderboards & Thru Boards, Marshals, Media Center Registration, Media Center Scoreboard, Merchandise Tent Cashiers, Merchandise Tent Operations, Scoring, Office Volunteers, Pairing Sheet Distribution, Public Scoreboard, Ropes & Stakes, Security, Signs, Standard Bearers, Tech-Check, Transportation, Uniform & Credential Distribution, Walking Scorers and Will Call.

Volunteers may sign up online by visiting the championship Web site at www.seniorpga2009.com, or they may request an application by calling (216) 283-2009. Once selected, volunteers will be required to contribute a minimum of 16 hours over four separate shifts and be flexible to meet the needs of their assigned committee before, during and after the championship.

All Volunteers for the 2009 Senior PGA Championship will be required to pay a Volunteer Uniform fee of $115. In return, each volunteer will receive a volunteer uniform (golf shirt, jacket and headwear), the 70th Senior PGA Championship Journal, food & beverage vouchers for working shifts, complimentary off-site parking with shuttle service to the event and a Volunteer Badge, good for the each day of the 2009 Senior PGA Championship.

About The PGA of America

Since 1937, golf's best professionals have been competing for the Senior PGA Championship's coveted Alfred S. Bourne Trophy. Past Champions include Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino, as well as Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Gary Player and Tom Watson.

The Senior PGA Championship will mark its second appearance in Ohio, and first since 2002 when Fuzzy Zoeller triumphed at Firestone Country Club in Akron.

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