Thursday, December 17, 2015

2017 U.S. Open Championship - Marshal Opportunity

Hello Presidents of the MCPLA Clubs:

I am contacting you as you presently sit as the President of your respective golf clubs.  As the President of the Brown Deer Men's club, I have been contacted by the USGA to coordinate an effort to recruit 65 members to volunteer for the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.  This exciting tournament will be played from June 12-18, 2017.

I am positive that many of your club members will jump at the opportunity to marshal during this fun event and for that reason I am attaching a Marshal Volunteer Application for their use.  The application is self explanatory but I know members will have some questions.  Three of those might be:  Why apply so early,  do I have to pay now, and can woman apply. The answer to number one is that the USGA needs 4500 volunteers to make the Open a success.  In order to get that many, the effort to recruit must start now.  Second answer, no, do not send in your money until you are invoiced by the USGA, and lastly, by all means, ladies are welcome to apply to marshal.  The 175.00 will be collected later and then you will receive two shirts, a jacket, head gear, and lunch voucher for the day you marshal.  Along with all that, you will be given a credential good for all seven days.  Even if you are not scheduled to work, you can walk the course at your leisure.

I am asking that you send out an email to your club now along with a copy of the application to get the ball rolling, no pun intended.  The applications should be sent to Bob Cohn, 2340 W Dickinson Ct., Mequon, Wi 53092.  If you or any member should have a question, have them contact me either by email at: or call me at 262 512 2020.  If I don't know the answer I assure you I will get one for your member.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in getting this out as soon as possible.

On behalf of your MCPLA board, I hope everyone has a GREAT HOLIDAY SEASON!!!!!!

Bob Cohn