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Women’s PGA seeks junior volunteers


Chicago’s junior golfers chip in to play an integral role in staging Major Championship

Kildeer, Ill. (November  16, 2017) – Young golf enthusiasts in the Chicago area are encouraged to volunteer alongside the PGA of America next summer when it stages one of the most historic Majors on the LPGA Tour,  the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, Illinois. Junior volunteer positions are still available for the 2018 Championship, which will take place June 26 – July 1, giving young fans a chance to get up close to the best players on the LPGA Tour.

“We look forward to inspiring the next generation of young golfers in Chicagoland during the 2018 Championship, our second year in this major golf market,” said 2018 Championship Director Jackie Endsley. “Planning for a Major Championship begins months in advance and it would not be possible to execute such a significant and memorable event without the support of all of our volunteers, especially juniors. We hope that junior golfers in this community will continue to support us this year and participate in the Championship.”

The following 2018 junior positions are still available:

  • Junior Leader Boards and Thru Boards -- Junior volunteers will assist adult volunteers and post scores on Leader Boards & Thru Boards throughout the golf course. Leader Boards display the top eight contestants and how they stand for the day and the event. Thru Boards display the contestants on a particular hole and their relation to par.
  • Junior Monster Board -- Junior volunteers will work with adult volunteers to post the top 10 leaders’ scores on the large, main scoreboard.
  • Junior Standard Bearers– Junior volunteers will follow a specific group in the Championship, carrying a scoreboard with their assigned players’ current scores.

All volunteer positions are filled on a first come, first served basis and Junior Volunteer positions will be assigned based on needs and committee size. Junior volunteers must be between ages 14-21. Junior volunteers who are ages 14-15 are required to have an accompanying parent or legal guardian present with them.
There is no fee for junior volunteers. All junior volunteers will receive a volunteer uniform (Ralph Lauren golf shirt & headwear item), food and water vouchers to use at any on-course concession stand and a copy of the official 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship program.

To volunteer, please visit the Championship’s website at  

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, a collaboration between KPMG, PGA of America and LPGA, combines a world-class, annual major golf championship with the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit and KPMG Future Leaders Program -- all focused on the development, advancement, and empowerment of women on and off the golf course. Broadcast in partnership with NBC and Golf Channel, the Championship offers a $3.65 million purse, among the highest in women’s golf. 

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For more information about:

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, visit and follow @KPMGWomensPGA on Twitter and Facebook

KPMG, visit and follow @KPMGInspire on Twitter

Ladies Professional Golf Association, visit or on Twitter @LPGA

PGA of America,, follow @PGAofAmerica on Twitter and on Facebook

Media Contact

Elizabeth Epstein, KemperLesnik,, (847) 601-4920