FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Volunteer registration opens today for the 2019 PGA Championship, to be held May 13-19, 2019, at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. The 2019 PGA Championship – one of four major championships – will mark the first time since 1949 that the tournament has been played in May. PGA of America officials are encouraging all interested volunteers to register today exclusively through the online registration system by visiting PGA.com/2019Volunteer. All volunteer positions will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Interested parties should sign up now to ensure placement on their preferred committee.
“Over the next six years, New York will experience the thrill of hosting two of the world’s biggest sporting events – the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup. For us, it all starts just a little over a year from now with Long Island’s first PGA Championship since 1939. Volunteer positions were filled in record time for this year’s 100th PGA Championship in St. Louis, speaking not only to the anticipation of this major but to the opportunity to participate in a historical event close to home,” said 2019 PGA Championship Director Scott Reid.
“Individuals who volunteer for the 2019 PGA Championship will also be granted an advanced opportunity to register as a volunteer for the 2024 Ryder Cup at Bethpage Black, ahead of the General Public. Given the international appeal of the Ryder Cup, volunteering for next year’s PGA Championship will be the only way to guarantee access to what should be one of the toughest tickets in New York sporting event history.”
To be eligible, adult volunteers must be 22 years of age or older and pay a $175 fee that helps offset the cost of the volunteer uniform package, which includes two Ralph Lauren golf shirts, an outerwear piece and headwear item. Other volunteer benefits include:
- Volunteer Credential providing access for all seven days of the Championship
- Official Volunteer drawstring backpack
- Food and water vouchers to use at on-course concession stands
- Official commemorative 101st PGA Championship program
- Complimentary parking
- A one-time discount at the Championship Shops
- Preferred registration for the 2024 Ryder Cup at Bethpage Black (must complete all assigned shifts to be considered)
Adult volunteers are required to work at least four, four-hour shifts leading up to and during the week of the event, allowing them to enjoy the rest of the Championship in their free time.
A limited number of junior volunteer opportunities are also available exclusively through the online registration page at PGA.com/2019Volunteer. Junior volunteer applicants must be between the ages of 16 to 21 at the time of the 2019 PGA Championship, May 13-19, 2019. Junior volunteers will be required to work three shifts during the week of the Championship, and as part of the PGA of America’s commitment to junior golf, there is no uniform fee charge. Positions available to junior volunteers include working various scoreboards and serving as standard bearers that walk with each group of players to display their scores.
Of the 20 plus volunteer committees, some of the most popular include; Championship Shops, Leaderboards & Thru Boards, Laser Operators, on-course Marshals, Transportation, and many more.
“Across the board, we’re seeing unprecedented interest in being part of this event,” said Reid. “Bethpage State Park and the people of the New York State Metro area have been so supportive of Championship golf over the years, and we believe that support will only grow in the lead up to Bethpage Black’s first PGA Championship.”
Golf fans who want to stay updated on all of the latest PGA Championship news, including this year’s 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, can visit www.PGAChampionship.com, follow @PGAChampionship on Twitter or go to facebook.com/pgachampionship.