Volunteer for the 2010 U.S. Open
at Pebble Beach

Want to be a part of the 2010 U.S. Open? The best way
to get involved is by becoming a volunteer. Here's how.

February 18, 2009

Some volunteers may have the chance to work on-course assignments. (USGA Museum)
On June 14-20, 2010, the U.S. Open Championship returns to the Pebble Beach Golf Links.  This will be the fifth time that the U.S. Open will be played at Pebble Beach, and it will surely be a challenge for the 156 players who will be participating, as well as a memorable experience for the thousands of spectators and volunteers who will be on-site.

At each championship, volunteers play many important roles, such as serving as marshals, assisting with scoring, providing information services to spectators and staffing several other areas that are vital to the championship.  Volunteers are truly the backbone of every USGA championship, and we could not hold the U.S. Open without their help and support.

If you are interested in participating in this historic event, please visit our Volunteer Web site . Follow the instructions to complete the online application.  All individuals chosen to be volunteers will be assigned to one of 20 committees and will be asked to work at least four shifts.  Shifts will last approximately six hours.  Please be sure to list four committees that you would like to join.  Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will be selected as a volunteer or placed on one of your committee choices.  However, if selected, we will do our best to ensure that you have a great experience.

All volunteers will be required to purchase the Volunteer Package.  This package includes the volunteer uniform and a credential valid for all seven days of the Championship (even when you are not volunteering).  The volunteer uniform will consist of two logoed golf shirts, a vest, a jacket, and a hat or visor.  The volunteer uniform will be specifically designed for the 110 th U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links.  Along with volunteer uniforms, women may wear khaki pants, skirts or shorts of appropriate length and men may wear khaki pants or shorts of the appropriate length.  The price of the entire volunteer package will be approximately $165.  Please DO NOT send payment for the volunteer package with your application.  The Championship Office will notify you if you have been selected as a volunteer and, if selected, your committee assignment.  At that time, selected volunteers will receive an invoice for the total amount of the volunteer package. Also, please be aware that you will be responsible for your accommodations - and that lodging options in the area will be limited and expensive.

This is your chance to enjoy, firsthand, the excitement of the U.S. Open Championship.  Volunteer positions will fill up fast, so sign up soon . We know you will have the time of your life!

For more information about volunteering for the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, contact Kevin Kristof, coordinator of Volunteer & Player Services, in the Championship Office atkkristof@usga.org.


Partner Links
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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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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

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 has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

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.

For more information on Lexus, visit http://www.lexus.com/

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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.

For more information on American Express visit www.americanexpress.com/entertainment

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