“The USGA is thrilled to be back in Connecticut and continue the legacy that the U.S. Senior Women’s Open has already begun to establish over its first two years,” says Matt Sawicki, championship director.
LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Dec. 3, 2019) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today opened volunteer registration for the 3rd U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested from July 9-12, 2020 at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Conn.
The USGA is in search of approximately 600 volunteers to fill positions on 18 committees, including but not limited to, leaderboards, marshals, merchandise and players services. Volunteer assignments for these committees are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are expected to fill up quickly. Those who are interested should visit usseniorwomensopen.com and click on the “Volunteers” tab, which also provides detailed descriptions for each committee.
“The USGA is thrilled to be back in Connecticut and continue the legacy that the U.S. Senior Women’s Open has already begun to establish over its first two years,” says Matt Sawicki, championship director. “The local community has a history of supporting and welcoming USGA championships with open arms, and we know it will be no different as we bring such a unique event to a club with such a significant pedigree.”
Each volunteer will receive a credential valid for all four days of the championship, as well as access to volunteer hospitality with complimentary food, snacks and beverages on the days they volunteer. Volunteers will be asked to complete four (4) five- to six-hour shifts throughout the duration of championship week.
The 2020 U.S. Senior Women’s Open will be the third USGA open championship and fifth overall USGA championship held at Brooklawn Country Club. The club, founded in 1895, hosted the 1974 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship; the 1979 U.S. Women’s Open; the 1987 U.S. Senior Open; and the 2003 U.S. Girls’ Junior. The most recent of the 13 previous USGA championships to be contested in Connecticut is the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior at Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford, when Lexi Thompson became the second-youngest champion at age 13.
The USGA announced the establishment of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open on Feb. 6, 2015. The addition of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open increased the number of national championships conducted annually by the USGA to 14. In 2018, World Golf Hall of Famer Laura Davies, of England, rolled to a 10-stroke victory over Juli Inkster in the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open Championship at historic Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill. The following year, Helen Alfredsson topped Trish Johnson and Juli Inkster by two strokes to capture the 2nd U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.
For more information on the 3rd U.S. Senior Women’s Open, visit usseniorwomensopen.com.