Peabody, Mass. (May 12, 2016) – Online volunteer registration for the 2017 U.S. Senior Open Championship, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and to be held at Salem Country Club, June 26-July 2, 2017, is now open.

More than 2,800 volunteers are needed to fill positions on more than 28 committees, including marshals, transportation, leaderboards and merchandise. Early submission of the application allows volunteers to specify their committee preference. Interested volunteers should visit www.2017ussenioropen.com. A full description of committee responsibilities is provided on the website to assist volunteers in determining their preferences.  

All volunteers are required to purchase the basic volunteer package for $125 (a $250 value), which includes one championship golf shirt, one championship windbreaker, one championship ball cap or visor, one water bottle, and one volunteer credential valid for all seven days of the championship, as well as complimentary food, snacks and beverages on the days they volunteer. Each volunteer will be asked to work approximately 16 to 20 hours, or four to five shifts over the course of the championship.

The 2017 U.S. Senior Open marks the second time Salem Country Club will host this USGA national championship.

For additional information, contact Brianne Miller at (719) 471-6492 or volunteers@2017ussenioropen.com

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ABOUT THE U.S. SENIOR OPEN

The 38th U.S. Senior Open to be held June 26-July 2, 2017 at Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass., will feature a field of 156 of the world’s best professional and amateur senior golfers (over the age of 50). Players who are eligible to compete include Fred Couples, Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer, John Daly, Tom Lehman, and Tom Watson. FOX and FS1 will provide live television coverage of all four rounds of the championship. Ticket information will be released in spring 2016 and all kids 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

 

ABOUT SALEM COUNTRY CLUB

Salem Country Club, established in 1895 in Salem Mass., came to its current site in Peabody in 1925. Designed by Donald Ross, it is renowned for its immaculate condition and extraordinary design. Consistently listed as one of Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Golf Courses”, Salem has hosted five national championships — the 1932 U.S. Women’s Amateur, the 1954 U.S. Women’s Open, the 1977 U.S. Senior Amateur, the 1984 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2001 U.S. Senior Open.

Salem’s 18-hole layout provides challenges for every player. The rolling fairways leave few level lies for approach shots into strategically bunkered, crowned greens. The difficult rough makes accuracy essential. True to Donald Ross’s vision, this classic Ross course is considered one of his finest enduring legacies.
ABOUT THE USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

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