Volunteers ready to roll at PGA Championship

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 Haven, Wis.

Volunteer assignments were made on a first-come, first-served basis. 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 opportunity to register as a volunteer for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits prior to the general public.

Golf enthusiasts are invited to whet their appetites for the event by attending “2015 PGA Championship: A Major Partnership,” a preview to be presented by BizTimes Media and The PGA of America. The preview will take place Tuesday, April 28, in the Pilot House at Pier Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

The preview will feature a live discussion with Peter Bevacqua, chief executive officer of the PGA of America, and David Kohler, president and chief operating officer of Kohler Co. and general chairman of the 2015 PGA Championship. Bevacqua and Kohler will discuss the economic impact of hosting the PGA Championship in Wisconsin and the emergence of the state as a national major golf Mecca.

To register to attend the preview, visit www.biztimes.com/pga.

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.

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