Volunteers Needed For 2010
U.S. Senior Open At Sahalee

February 18, 2009

As a member of the United States Golf Association, we invite you to sign up as a volunteer for the 2010 U.S. Senior Open Championship, July 26-Aug. 1, 2010, at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash. This is a special opportunity for you to register in advance of the general public and secure your committee of choice.

This is the first time the U.S. Senior Open has been contested in the Pacific Northwest since 1982, when Miller Barber shot a final round 65 at the Portland (Ore.) Golf Club to set the 72-hole Senior Open scoring record of 282. Barber also captured the 1984 and 1985 championships.

Carved out of the majestic Cedar and Douglas Fir native to the Pacific Northwest, Sahalee is a championship course in the truest sense of the word: It hosted the 1998 PGA Championship, won by Vijay Singh, and in 2002 was the setting for the World Golf Championship's NEC Invitational, when Australian Craig Parry claimed the title. Next year, the U.S. Senior Open field will include Seattle's own Fred Couples, as well as other Champions Tour greats like Peter Jacobsen, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Tom Watson and Greg Norman. Some 125,000 spectators are expected to attend the Open championship throughout the week.

To help make this U.S. Senior Open a success, more than 3,000 volunteers will be recruited to work on 30 different committees, including Admissions/Will Call, Caddie Hospitality, VIP Transportation and Gallery Control. Volunteers are truly the backbone of every USGA championship, and we could not hold the U.S. Senior Open without their help and support.

To apply online for the early Volunteer registration, click here . Your password is "USGA."

Be aware that all volunteers will be required to purchase the Volunteer Uniform Package for $125; the package includes one golf shirt, one wind shirt, one hat/visor, preferred parking, meals and a weeklong credential providing access to the championship when not working.

For additional information, contact Catherine Heintz, 2010 U.S. Senior Open Volunteer Manager, at (425) 868-8800, ext. 362 or Catherine.Heintz@sahalee.com .



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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website, www.usopen.com, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit http://www.usopen.com/IBM

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

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