U.S. Golf Association to open office in Elm Grove ahead of U.S. Open

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

Sept. 3, 2015

ELM GROVE - The United States Golf Association has leased an office in Elm Grove two years before the U.S. Open Championship will be held at Erin Hills.

The temporary office will house full-time staff who will support the operations of the 2017 international sporting event.

Janeen Driscoll, director of public relations for the USGA, said the organization generally creates an office two years prior to each U.S. Open. The 2,366-square-foot office in Elm Grove will be located at 12700 W. Bluemound Road.

“As you might surmise, moving our premier golf championship to a new area of the country each year essentially means we must create a new campus from scratch,” Driscoll said in an email. “The golf course becomes our stadium, and our planning necessitates staff and feet on the ground.”

Eric Steimer has been established as the staff member in charge of the championship. He will coordinate activities from the Elm Grove office including ticket sales support, community relations, vendor relations, corporate hospitality support and eventually the overall build of the championship site in 2017. 


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