KOHLER, Wis. (March 23, 2015) – The PGA of America announced today that all volunteer positions for the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits have been filled, with approximately 3,400 volunteers set to represent 42 states and five countries during the August 10-16 event in Kohler, Wis.
Volunteer assignments were made on a first-come, first-served basis when volunteer registration opened at www.pgachampionship.com last year. Positions range from working on-course as a marshal to assisting with merchandise sales in the stunning new 36,000-square-foot merchandise facility known as the Championship Shops.
“In addition to the world’s best golfers, the PGA of America is thrilled to welcome a world-class group of volunteers to the 2015 PGA Championship,” said 2015 PGA Championship Director Jason Mengel. “Without assistance from more than 3,000 volunteers, it would not be possible to execute this Major Championship, and we are excited to not only have their support, but to provide them with a memorable experience as well.”
New this year, 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.
By The Numbers: 2015 PGA Championship Volunteers
Here is a closer look at the more than 3,400 volunteers who will help bring the 2015 PGA Championship to life this August:
· 42 different U.S. states represented
· 4 countries outside of the U.S. represented (Canada, Ireland, Switzerland and the U.K.)
· 2,616 volunteers who are residents of Wisconsin
· More than 1,000 returning volunteers from the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits
· 140 junior volunteers (ages 16-21 as of Aug. 10, 2015)
· 90, age of oldest volunteer
· 16, age of youngest volunteer
For those interested in attending the 2015 PGA Championship as a spectator, limited ticket and hospitality options remain available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.PGAChampionship.com.
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 2015 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.
About the PGA of America
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About Destination Kohler
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