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Volunteer on the Golf Open Championship

PUBLISHED: 12:15 10 February 2011 | UPDATED: 18:51 20 February 2013

There's a host of roles for volunteers aged 16-25, such as helping in the media centre - where they could rub shoulders with the likes of Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell - or working in the tented village.

Search starts for young golf volunteers for The Open


The Kent Golf Partnership is searching for young people to act as volunteers when The Open championship is played at Royal St Georges, Sandwich, in July 2011.


Theres a host of roles for volunteers aged 16-25, such as helping in the media centre where they could rub shoulders with the likes of Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell - or working in the tented village.


The Kent Golf Partnership which wants to use The Open Legacy to grow the game of golf in the county is looking for suitable candidates for these volunteer roles.


But first, theyll have to prove their commitment by becoming Kent Golf Young Ambassadors and helping with competitions at local projects.


These include schemes to encourage adults and children to try golf for the first time, get involved in sessions for disabled people to experience the sport, and county academy sessions to help children aged 11-16 to improve their skills. These initiatives are run at a range of centres across Kent.


All new volunteers will be trained during March and April and will help with competitions during May and June. Those who are subsequently selected to volunteer at The Open will be on duty at Royal St Georges, Sandwich, on selected days from July 10-17.


The closing date for applications is Sunday, 27 February 2011. For further information, including an application form, please contact Andrew Willems at awillems@englishgolfunion.org or 07715 055 509.

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