Lakewood residents won't have to make a championship putt to stake their claim at history at the 2015 U.S. Open, the first in the Pacific Northwest.
The USGA has opened the online application for people who want to volunteer at professional golf's biggest tournament, which will take place June 15-21, 2015 next door at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place.
According to Pierce County, approximately 4,500 unpaid volunteers will be needed to fill positions on 24 committees, including hospitality, leaderboards, marshals, merchandise and spectator services. Those assigned to the 2015 U.S. Open will be required to work a minimum of four shifts, of five to six hours each. Volunteer positions will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
All volunteers are required to purchase the volunteer package for $165. This package will include apparel specially designed for the 2015 U.S. Open, a credential valid for all seven days of the championship and a meal voucher for each assigned shift. The volunteer apparel will consist of two golf shirts, a wind jacket and a piece of headwear.
For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org .