By Andrew Lamie, Championship Director
115th U.S. Amateur Championship
(708) 679-6776 • andrew.lamie@kemperlesnik.com

The U.S. Amateur Championship is the nation’s oldest golf championship dating back to 1895. Past winners of the U.S. Amateur include Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. The last time a U.S. Amateur was contested in Chicago was in 1997, when Matt Kuchar was victorious at Cog Hill.

This summer, the 115th U.S. Amateur Championship will be contested over the North and South courses of Olympia Fields Country Club. Competition will begin on August 17, when 312 of the world’s best amateurs will battle to reach the match play portion of the championship. Match play begins on August 19 with the low 64 players from the stroke play portion of competition. The final day of competition, August 23, will see the two finalists compete in a 36-hole match for the famed Havemeyer Trophy. 

The Players

At the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship, which was contested at Atlanta Athletic Club, more than 20 countries contended for the Havemeyer.

There is also a chance that some local Chicagoans will compete at this year’s U.S. Amateur. Last year 9 players from the Chicagoland competed in Atlanta. Nick Hardy (Northbrook), Tee-k Kelly (Wheaton), Daniel Hudson (Western Springs), Doug Gihm (Arlington Heights), Dan Stringellow (Roselle), Drew Novara (Murphysboro), Jack Watson (Lincolnshire), Charlie Waddell (Wilmette), and Andrew Mitchell (Benton).  .

Other notable participants to potentially compete at the 2015 U.S. Amateur include Beau Hossler, winner of the 2014 Western Amateur played at Beverley Country Club in Chicago. Also, World Amateur Golf Ranking No. 1 Oliver Schniederjans from Georgia Tech will likely compete in this year’s U.S. Amateur.

Volunteering 

Unlike many other events, the U.S. Amateur is contested over two golf courses, meaning that a majority of volunteer positions are on-course opportunities such as walking scorer, marshal or forecaddie.

Volunteering for a U.S. Amateur Championship is a different experience than volunteering at major PGA TOUR event. Unlike a PGA TOUR event, where on-course volunteers are monitoring large crowds, a U.S. Amateur sees more intimate crowds, making the experience more enjoyable.

The standard volunteer package includes two  Antigua golf shirts, a hat, rain poncho, a grounds badge for the week of the championship and food and beverage during volunteer shifts. The cost of the package is $75.

Tickets

Tickets are currently available for purchase. Click here to purchase your daily, weekly, or upgraded clubhouse badges.

Daily Admission $25.00
Weekly Admission   $80.00
Upgraded Ticket Package(includes Clubhouse access)   $200.00

For more information on volunteering and tickets, visit 2015USAmateur.com or call 708-679-6776.

VIEW VOLUNTEER INFORMATION AND A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

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