Volunteer Applications Now Available For 2016 U.S. Open Championship

OAKMONT, Pa. (Jan. 6, 2015) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Oakmont Country Club today announced that volunteer applications for the 116th U.S. Open Championship are now available. The 2016 U.S. Open, scheduled for June 16-19, will be the 16th USGA championship contested at Oakmont and the ninth U.S. Open, the most U.S. Opens of any venue.


Approximately 5,000 unpaid volunteers are needed to fill positions on more than 20 committees, including hospitality, marshals, merchandise and spectator services. Those assigned to the 2016 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 2016 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.


To access the online application and read full committee descriptions, visit http://2016volunteers.usga.org. To request a mailed application, send an email to 2016usopen@usga.org.


For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.


Media Contact: Jeff Altstadter (jaltstadter@usga.org