2012 Championship Communications Staff Contacts

 

The USGA Communications Department’s staff will cover all of the USGA national championships in 2012 from on-site to assist all media attending and all those who need media service remotely.

Here is a list of the staff who will serve as the point of contact for each championship along with the dates and sites of each championship:

(NOTE: At the U.S. Open, the U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, staff arrives one week prior to the first day of competition. At the other championships, staff arrives two days before the start of the competition)

June 8-10 – Curtis Cup Match, The Nairn Golf Club, Nairn, Scotland 

Christina Lance (908.234.2300 x1149; clance@usga.org)

June 14-17 – U.S. Open, The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif. 

Pete Kowalski (908.234.2300 x1322; pkowalski@usga.org)

Brian DePasquale (908.234.2300 x1292; bdepasquale@usga.org)

June 18-23 -- U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, Neshanic Valley Golf Course, Neshanic Station, N.J. 

Rhonda Glenn (352.347.1932; rglenn@usga.org)

July 5-8 – U.S. Women’s Open, Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wis. 

Christina Lance (908.234.2300 x1149; clance@usga.org)

Pete Kowalski (908.234.2300 x1322; pkowalski@usga.org) 

July 9-14 – U.S. Amateur Public Links, Soldier Hollow Golf Course, Midway, Utah 

Mike Trostel (908-234-2300 x1168; mtrostel@usga.org)

July 12-15 – U.S. Senior Open, Indianwood Golf and Country Club, Lake Orion, Mich. 

Brian DePasquale (908.234.2300 x1292; bdepasquale@usga.org)

Pete Kowalski (908.234.2300 x1322; pkowalski@usga.org)

July 16-21 – U.S. Junior Amateur, The Golf Club of New England, Stratham, N.H. 

Rhonda Glenn (352.347.1932; rglenn@usga.org)

July 16-21 – U.S. Girls’ Junior, Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, Calif. 

Christina Lance (908.234.2300 x1149; clance@usga.org)

Aug. 6-12 – U.S. Women’s Amateur, The Country Club, Cleveland, Ohio 

Christina Lance (908.234.2300 x1149; clance@usga.org)

Rhonda Glenn (352.347.1932; rglenn@usga.org)

Aug. 13-19 – U.S. Amateur, Cherry Hills Country Club, Cherry Hills Village, Colo. 

Pete Kowalski (908.234.2300 x1322; pkowalski@usga.org)

Brian DePasquale (908.234.2300 x1292; bdepasquale@usga.org)

Sept. 8-13 – U.S. Mid-Amateur, Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, Ill. 

Christina Lance (908.234.2300 x1149; clance@usga.org)

Sept. 8-13 – USGA Senior Women’s Amateur, Hershey Country Club, Hershey, Pa. 

Brian DePasquale (908.234.2300 x1292; bdepasquale@usga.org)

Sept. 19-21 – USGA Men’s State Team, Galloway National Golf Club, Galloway, N.J. 

David Shefter (908.234.2300 x1315; dshefter@usga.org)

Sept. 27-30 – Women’s World Amateur Team Championship, Gloria Golf Club (Old and New Courses), Antalya, Turkey 

Pete Kowalski (908.234.2300 x1322; pkowalski@usga.org)

Sept. 29-Oct. 4 – USGA Senior Amateur, Mountain Ridge Country Club, West Caldwell, N.J. 

Brian DePasquale (908.234.2300 x1292; bdepasquale@usga.org)

Oct. 4-7 – World Amateur Team Championship, Antalya Golf Club (PGA Sultan Course) and Cornelia Golf Club, Antalya, Turkey 

Pete Kowalski (908.234.2300 x1322; pkowalski@usga.org)

Oct. 6-11 – U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, Briggs Ranch Golf Club, San Antonio, Texas 

Mike Trostel (908-234-2300 x1168; mtrostel@usga.org)

We are pleased to offer our services whenever you need USGA information, research and other content. You can find much of it (news releases, photos, biographies, online credential applications, links to websites, etc) at the USGA Media Center at http://www.usga.org/Media-Center/Media-Center/. This comprehensive site provides a wide array of information on all USGA championships and core functions. 

 

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