Limited Volunteer Opportunities Remain for 2016 PGA Championship

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (March 7, 2016) – The PGA of America announced today that a limited number of volunteer positions remain for the 2016 PGA Championship, which will be played at historic Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey, July 25-31, 2016.

With less than five months remaining until the Championship, golf fans from as far away as Australia have jumped on the chance to be part of history. Fans can still be a part of the action by volunteering for the only remaining committee - Merchandise. Members of this committee will help operate The Championship Shops, a stunning 36,000-square-foot merchandise facility.

“We are thrilled by the strong response we have received for volunteer registration,” said 2016 PGA Championship Director Ryan Cannon. “We look forward to providing the thousands of devoted and enthusiastic volunteers with a memorable experience, and are grateful for the work they will do to help make the Championship a success.”

Volunteer positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Adult volunteers must be 22 years of age or older by July 25, 2016. Each adult volunteer will be required to work four shifts (approximately 16 hours) during the week of the Championship, and will be responsible for paying $185 for their volunteer uniform package, which provides the following:

·         Volunteer uniform (custom Ralph Lauren golf shirt, headwear item and outerwear)
·         Food & water vouchers to use at any on-course concession stand
·         A copy of the Official 2016 PGA Championship Program
·         Complimentary parking
·         A one-time discount at The Championship Shops

Volunteers will also receive a personalized volunteer credential, which will provide access to the grounds all seven days of the PGA Championship. Register to volunteer at PGAChampionship.com

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About the PGA Championship

The PGA Championship features one of the deepest international fields in golf, the fairest setup, the only all-professional field among golf’s majors and where golf enthusiasts also are embraced as part of the event. Many of golf’s greatest champions, from Walter Hagen, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, and Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, and defending champion Jason Day have had their names inscribed on the Wanamaker Trophy. For more information, visit PGAChampionship.com.

About the PGA of America

Celebrating its Centennial, the PGA of America represents the very best in golf. For more information about the PGA of America, visit PGA.org, follow @PGAofAmerica on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

About Baltusrol Golf Club

Baltusrol Golf Club, synonymous with championship golf, sits at the base of Baltusrol Mountain in Springfield, New Jersey, only a stone’s throw from New York City. With a rich heritage that dates back to 1895, Baltusrol is considered one of the country’s premier golf clubs. Its two championship courses, the Lower and Upper, have played distinguished roles on the national golf stage since their creation by Golden Age architect A.W. Tillinghast. Over its 120-year history, Baltusrol has hosted 16 major championships, with the PGA Championship returning for the second time in July 2016. Recognizing its historical significance and place in the world of golf, the National Park Service recently designated Baltusrol a National Historic Landmark.

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