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Volunteered for the 2017 US Open.

Wi-Golfer

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Supposedly Erin Hills is in need of close to 5,000 volunteers for the week. Sign up online and in 4-6 weeks they let you know. Kinda weird you have to pay $175 for the clothes they want you to wear but at least nobody except volunteers can get the same stuff. Supposed to promise to work 4 shifts of 6 hrs each.

You pick 4 categories you would be willing to work, I chose marshal, grand marshal, practice greens and evacuation.
 

PaPaD

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Supposedly Erin Hills is in need of close to 5,000 volunteers for the week. Sign up online and in 4-6 weeks they let you know. Kinda weird you have to pay $175 for the clothes they want you to wear but at least nobody except volunteers can get the same stuff. Supposed to promise to work 4 shifts of 6 hrs each.

You pick 4 categories you would be willing to work, I chose marshal, grand marshal, practice greens and evacuation.

SWMBO and I did this at the 2011 US Open at Congressional. The clothing fee is worth the week of golf you get out of this experience.
 

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One of the volunteers at Chambers Bay said they filled the 5,000 (or whatever it was) in less than 24 hours. :eek: But yea, I totally would have rather paid $175 to volunteer than the route I went.

Also, I just got my volunteer confirmation for the Web.com tournament next month here in Portland. I will be in the VIP suites, 2 days, 4-6 hour shifts, $0.00 :D
 

MattyB

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On a side note, my mate who's just got to Scotland for caddie duties yesterday was straight to work.
Was caddying for someone and guess who was playing in front of them practicing for the Open?
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Good ol' Bubba.
 

Fitzpatrick

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Supposedly Erin Hills is in need of close to 5,000 volunteers for the week. Sign up online and in 4-6 weeks they let you know. Kinda weird you have to pay $175 for the clothes they want you to wear but at least nobody except volunteers can get the same stuff. Supposed to promise to work 4 shifts of 6 hrs each.

You pick 4 categories you would be willing to work, I chose marshal, grand marshal, practice greens and evacuation.

I signed up too. Chose practice areas, ball position, caddie services, and disabled services. We'll see, but it sounds like it'll be fun.
 

limpalong

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Supposedly Erin Hills is in need of close to 5,000 volunteers for the week. Sign up online and in 4-6 weeks they let you know. Kinda weird you have to pay $175 for the clothes they want you to wear but at least nobody except volunteers can get the same stuff. Supposed to promise to work 4 shifts of 6 hrs each.

You pick 4 categories you would be willing to work, I chose marshal, grand marshal, practice greens and evacuation.
"evacuation"?? Is that pumping out porta-johns????:D

Sounds like lots of fun!!!!!
 
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Got the letter today along with the bill for the clothing. I didn't get any of the 4 I picked from, they stuck me in Merchandising which the more I thought about it the better it sounded. I don't have to stand the entire time, won't be out in the sun melting, and should be pretty damn easy.
 

PaPaD

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Got the letter today along with the bill for the clothing. I didn't get any of the 4 I picked from, they stuck me in Merchandising which the more I thought about it the better it sounded. I don't have to stand the entire time, won't be out in the sun melting, and should be pretty damn easy.
Cool! SWMBO and worked the 2011 event at Congressional. I recommend to all golf fans to do this at least once. Enjoying the U.S. Open as a volunteer is WAY better than as a spectator. You have your own transport shuttles, your own tents for food, rest, and only have to work 4 shifts over the whole week. You have full access to the course on the slow days (Mon, Tues) and get up close before the throngs show up. Have fun! I am never going to another Open as a spectator, but my memories as a voluteer are awesome.
 

Fitzpatrick

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I got disabled services, so I may get to drive a cart around the course, transporting disabled people to and fro. I was hoping for caddy services, but I did get one of the 4 I signed up for. Paid my bill and just get to wait till next year!
 

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