2017 Volunteer Information
As a volunteer you will receive:
- A complimentary volunteer golf shirt to wear during (and after!) the tournament
- A free lunch, along with beverages and snacks
- An invitation to the Volunteer Recognition Reception
Important! Although this year’s volunteer positions are similar to prior years, some position titles and descriptions have changed. Please take a moment to review the volunteering positions for this year’s tournament.
Cart Driver: Cart Drivers follow a group of players in a cart for the entire round as an unofficial scorekeeper. During the round, they keep unofficial scores and statistics for each player in their group. After every hole, cart drivers send scores and statistics to Real-time Scoring via a two-way radio provided by the Tour.
Shuttle Driver: Shuttle Drivers are responsible for driving players from green to tee at strategic locations on the golf course as determined by the Tour. They may also be responsible for shuttling players from the parking lot to the course.
Real-Time Scoring Operator: The Real-time Scoring Operator either enters scores and statistics into a computer or answers radio calls from Cart Driver volunteers.
Scoring Tent: Scoring Tent volunteers verify each scorecard in the Scoring Tent after the player has completed their round.
Leaderboards: Leaderboard volunteers receive scores via a PDA and continually update the Main or On-Course Leaderboards with the information provided by the PDA.
Track Board Attendent: These volunteers will update the main leaderboard next to the clubhouse. The updates will appear in real-time to the volunteer via an iPad, provided by the Symetra Tour.
Marshal (Friday afternoon only): Volunteers will assist in crowd noise control on and around the 18th hole. They will be provided with "Quiet Please" signs to hold.
Spotter: Spotters act as "forecaddies" or "advance scouts" by assisting the professionals in locating wayward golf shots. Stationed near a fairway or a green, spotters watch each shot and help locate a ball in situations where the player may not have a clear view of the ball’s final resting position.
Driving Distance: Driving Distance volunteers walk off the distance of each player’s drive from a pre-determined hash mark on the fairway of a particular hole to the ball. They then record the information into a PDA for each professional.
Standard Bearer: Standard Bearers walk the course and carry a standard-bearer sign which includes the names and scores of the players in a specific group. They confirm each player’s score with the Cart Driver volunteer and update scores on the sign as play progresses for the entire round of 18 holes. Shifts last as long as it takes to complete the round of golf. Standard Bearers work in two-person teams with one person at a time carrying the standard (standards weigh approx. 10-15 pounds).
Main Gate: Main Gate volunteers greet spectators, dispense tickets, and manage Will Call.
Volunteer Services: These volunteers work directly with the Volunteer Coordinator to greet and register other volunteers, provide general information, and assist with shuttling volunteers to and from their assigned areas.
Food Delivery: Pick up lunches and water at volunteer hospitality tent and uses a cart to deliver them to on course volunteers.
Guest Starter: Stand on opening tee box and announce player's names.
Please contact Don DeNyse at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.