Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, to be held at Westchester Country Club August 2 – 8, 2021.

We request that all Volunteers work a minimum of 3 shifts (approximately 4 - 6 hours per shift) during the Championship.

A volunteer training session will be held for all assignments in advance of the Championship.


We still need volunteers for the following committees:

• Forecaddies (Stationary and Walking)

• Marshals

• Player Events

• Player Locker Room

• Spectator Information

• Standard Bearers

• Tee Refreshment

• Walking Scorers


If you have any questions or have any issue using this online application, please contact the Championship Office by sending an email to 2021USWomensAmateur@gmail.com.

We appreciate your time and talents in helping us host the USGA and these top amateurs.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in August!


Schedule of Events

Sunday, July 25

Volunteer Orientation*

4:00pm

Location: Westchester Country Club


Tuesday, July 27

Volunteer Orientation*

6:00pm

Location: Westchester Country Club


*you will only need to attend one orientation



Friday, July 30

Player Registration


Saturday and Sunday, July 31 & August 1

Practice Rounds


Monday and Tuesday, August 2 & 3

Stroke Play – 156 players


Wednesday, August 4

Match Play – 32 Matches


Thursday, August 5

Match Play – 16 Matches followed by 8 Matches


Friday, August 6

Match Play – 4 Matches


Saturday, August 7

Match Play – 2 Matches


Sunday, August 8

Match Play – Championship Match 36 Holes



General Information

Please provide your name and contact information.



Youth Volunteers

We encourage interested/enthusiastic young members 12 years or older to participate. Certain assignments may require youth volunteers to work alongside a parent volunteer assigned to the same committee.

If you are 18 or older, please respond with "Adult".

If you are 17 or younger, please fill in your age.



Volunteer Uniform

All volunteers must purchase the $55 Volunteer Package which includes:

• a golf shirt, and

• baseball hat or visor

All volunteer shirts are light blue.  Men’s and women’s shirts are made by Fairway & Greene.

You may upgrade your headwear to a sun protection hat for $10.

All volunteers are asked to wear NAVY pants, shorts or skirts with their uniform.

Please provide your golf shirt size and hat selection for the required volunteer uniform package.



Volunteer Package Payment

To pay for your volunteer package:


If you are a Westchester Country Club member, please write in your club account number.


If you are not a Westchester Country Club member you will need to pay for your uniform when you pick it up at volunteer orientation. The club will accept cash, check or credit card.  Please simply write in "none" in the spaces for club affiliation and account number below.


Cancellation Policy: Please note volunteers that cancel their registration by July 15, 2021 will receive a full refund. Volunteers that cancel on or after July 16, 2021 will only receive a refund for additional items purchased.



Assignment Preference

Volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of roles. Prior golf experience is preferred but not required for on-course volunteers (forecaddies and walking scorers).


FORECADDIE STATIONARY - help locate golf balls hit beyond view of the player(s). Stationary Forecaddie volunteers will be assigned to a landing zone on a specific hole. They will remain at the same hole for the entire shift and watch for balls.


FORECADDIE WALKING - help locate golf balls hit beyond view of the player(s). Walking Forecaddie volunteers will be assigned to a player group and will walk the course. They will stay ahead of their group on each hole and stand in the landing zones to watch for balls.


MARSHALS - provide gallery control.


PLAYER EVENTS - Greeters and support for social events for the players.


PLAYER LOCKER ROOM – help with Locker Room Hospitality (females only).


PRACTICE AREAS - assist at practice range and putting areas.


SCORERS - During Medal Player, scorers will be stationed greenside.  They will record the score of each player as they come off the green.  During Match Play, a walking scorer will accompany each player group and enter hole-by-hole scores for all players into a hand-held scoring device, provided by the USGA. Walking Scorer volunteers will walk the course. Please note: the information transmitted by the Walking Scorer volunteer does not impact the official scoring of the match. SPECTATOR INFORMATION - assist with greeting guests and spectator questions.


STANDARD BEARERS - assigned to each player group and will walk the course while carrying a sign displaying the match score.


TEE REFRESHMENT - restock beverage coolers on course.


The following committees are currently closed:  Bib Collectors, Player Events, Player Registration and Volunteer Headquarters.


Please check your preference for committee assignment (you may check more than one). Use this list to rank your top three assignment choices.



Personal Information and Email Use

We provide an online "Volunteer Information Center" where volunteers may check their schedules, update their information, and receive messages. Your personal information will not be shared outside of the Championship office, and your email address will only be used for event related correspondence.


Please select the password you would like to use to access the online Volunteer Information Center. When selecting your email password, use letters and numbers only – do not use special characters. Your email and password will serve as your log-on to the VicNet program through which we will use to communicate with you and how you will view your assignment's shift schedules and make your selections. Additional information will be sent with notice of your assignment.



Emergency Contact

Please provide contact information for whom we may call on your behalf in case of emergency.



Privacy Policy and Non-Discrimination Statement

The collection and use of your personal information is subject to the USGA Privacy Policy found at www.usga.org. Westchester Country Club does not discriminate in the selection of volunteer applications on the basis of race, color, age, gender, national origin, religion or disability.



USGA Volunteer Release and Liability Waiver Form

I desire and agree to provide certain services on a volunteer basis to the United States Golf Association and to engage in activities related to serving as a volunteer (“Volunteer Services”). I understand that, by signing below (or my parent/guardian signing below, in case I am under 18 years old), I am releasing and forever discharging and holding harmless the United States Golf Association, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, and each of its directors, officers, employees, vendors, contractors, affiliates, agents, sponsors and co-sponsors, and corporate partners (collectively, the “USGA”) as well as the applicable host club where the Volunteer Services shall be performed (the “Host Club”), as follows:

1. Acknowledgement: I understand and acknowledge that the scope of my relationship with USGA is limited to a volunteer position and that no compensation is expected in return for my services; that USGA will not provide me with any benefits traditionally associated with employment; and that I am responsible for my own insurance coverage in the event of personal injury or illness as a result of my Volunteer Services.
2. Waiver and Release: I release and forever discharge and hold harmless USGA, Host Club and their successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind of nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from the Volunteer Services I provide to USGA (“Release”). I understand and acknowledge that this Release discharges USGA and Host Club from any liability or claim that I may have against USGA and/or Host Club with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from the services I provide to USGA or occurring while I am providing Volunteer Services.
3. Insurance: I understand that USGA and Host Club do not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide me with financial or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health, or disability benefits or insurance. I expressly waive any such claim for compensation or liability on the part of USGA and Host Club.
4. Medical Treatment: I hereby Release and forever discharge USGA and Host Club from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first-aid treatment or other medical services rendered in connection with an emergency during my tenure as a volunteer with USGA.
5. Assumption of Risk: I understand that the services I provide to USGA may include activities that may be hazardous to me, including inherently dangerous activities. As a volunteer, I hereby expressly assume risk of injury or harm from these activities and release USGA and Host Club from all liability.
6. Photo/Video Release: I grant and convey to USGA all right, title, and interests in any and all photographs, images, video, or audio recordings of me or my likeness made by USGA in connection with my providing Volunteer Services to USGA, and agree that the USGA may use such material for any lawful purpose.
7. Other: As a volunteer, I expressly agree that this Release and Waiver of Liability is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law and that this agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State in which my Volunteer Services are provided. I agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this agreement is deemed invalid, the enforceability of the remaining provisions of this agreement shall not be affected. If the services are provided in California, I understand and hereby agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States are hereby expressly waived. That section reads as follows: "1542. Certain claims not affected by general release. A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

By checking the box marked "I Agree", I express my understanding and intent to enter into this Release and Waiver of Liability willingly and voluntarily.