Manned By Some 1,200 Volunteers...

Sam Weinman writes about the USGA merchandising tent at Winged Foot.

Measuring 36,000 square feet, Lopuszynski's tent this June will sell more than 400,000 items, of which there are more than 1,000 varieties. It will be manned by some 1,200 volunteers. And while only open for 11 days, the tent's interior will feature all the fixtures — from carpeting to lighting to signage — of a high-end retailer.

I'm hoping we get an Open to L.A. again so I can volunteer to work in the merchandise tent. What fun!