USGA Announces ‘Open for All’ Programming Plans

The third hole at Chambers Bay. Picture by USGA.
The third hole at Chambers Bay. Picture by USGA.

Washington, United States: The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced plans for its 2015 ‘Open For All’ Fan Programming and Community Activities, leading up to and coinciding with the 115th US Open Championship.
The 2015 US Open is set to be contested from June 18-21 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, a course designed by Robert Trent Jones II Design, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Building on the success of Open For All activities at the 2013 US Open outside Philadelphia and the 2014 US Open Championships in the Village of Pinehurst, this year’s fan-focused programming will expand the championship’s footprint to combine elements of local, regional and national significance.
“With the US Open’s first visit to the Pacific Northwest, we see a unique opportunity to bring the excitement and tradition that surrounds our championship to a new audience,” said Diana M. Murphy, USGA Vice President and Championship Committee Chairman.
“We will start our Open For All programming with a national tour for the US Open Trophy, which will provide a drumbeat of excitement leading up to the championship. Our celebration will continue in the local market with the US Open Kick-off Celebration and Open For All Fan Experience, both interactive and fan-friendly celebrations of the USGA’s community-oriented values right alongside those endemic to the region.”
Murphy said the 2015 Open For All programming elements are intended to build excitement for the championship and amplify its presence in the local community.
The USGA conducts the US Open, US Women’s Open and US Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches.
Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings.
The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

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