Kohler, Wis. (July 5, 2012) – Because of the high temperatures predicted for today and tomorrow, the United States Golf Association (USGA) is offering the following measures and tips to ensure that all spectators and volunteers are comfortable and safe during the first two rounds of the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open Championship.
To keep cool, it is recommended that spectators and volunteers:
Drink plenty of fluids
Apply sun screen often
Remain in the shade, whenever possible
Wear light-colored, loose and ‘breathable’ clothing and appropriate hats or similar
Bring an umbrella for additional sun protection
In addition, the USGA and Blackwolf Run are making available these additional heat-related measures for spectators:
Bottled water through all concession and beverage stands as two bottles for the price of one.
Two air-conditioned motor coaches brought into the Main Admissions gate area to the immediate west of the shade pavilion and disability tent. These motor coaches will be open to all spectators throughout the day.
The “no water bottle” rule, exclusive of volunteers, will still be in effect as normal.
For players and caddies, iced water towels will be provided in addition to the drinks and food available on teeing grounds.
About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.
The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.