You don’t know golf? That’s no problem. You don’t have to know a golf ball from Hale Hall from Arnold Palmer to help with the biggest international golf event in the state in 50 years.
The United States Golf Association chose Squire Creek Country Club as the host location for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Oct. 3-8. Practice rounds are Oct 1 and 2. An international field of 132 female golfers, ages 25 and older, who have qualified to compete will play for the title. The last time a USGA event was held in the state was in 1966. This is a chance to showcase the course, the club, the area, and hopefully ensure more prestigious events at the state’s top-ranked club.
Volunteers make championships run. It’s no different than the U.S. Open or the Women’s U.S. Open, the USGA’s premier events. More than 300 volunteers are needed to help with the championship.
The four-hour shifts involve helping with scoring, sitting down fairways to locate tee shots, collecting and distributing caddie bibs and more.
Volunteers will receive a complimentary hat, golf shirt and round of golf for their services.
It’s a chance for clubs, teams, Sunday school classes and service organizations – or just individuals or groups of friends – to enjoy a day of good golf on a beautiful piece of land. Some local businesses – Community Trust Bank, Bank of Ruston and Argent Financial – are even allowing their employees to “skip” a day of work in exchange for a day of volunteering for the championship.
All you need to know is how to get to the course and how to fill out the volunteer sheet at SquireCreek.com. The club will then be in touch with you.
Or, call the club at 318-768-7000, or email KatieBryan@SquireCreek.com. It’s a rare opportunity for the amateurs competing, but it’s also a rare opportunity for north Louisiana and for its citizens who love the community.
There is no admission charge.
Squire Creek has twice hosted the state women’s Mid-Amateur and also hosted the 2013 Louisiana Women’s Amateur, but the October USGA title event will be the facility’s biggest tournament since the Tom Fazio-designed layout opened for play in 2002. Two years after it opened, Squire Creek was ranked as one of the top 10 best new courses in the U.S. by Golf Digest.
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