The following are brief descriptions of the volunteer committees available for the 2018 Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic and are listed to assist you in volunteering for an appropriate position. If you have a specific skill or experience set, please list in the comments section of the volunteer form.
Cart Driver / Scorer:Responsible for the unofficial scores and statistics for each of the Players in their group. This will be reported via a radio after every hole. Scoring accuracy is very important.
Requirements: Drive cart (driver’s license required), knowledge of golf etiquette and terminology, some walking, radio communication & adherence to protocol
Real-Time Scoring:Responsible for collecting unofficial scores/statistics for posting to the Tour’s website and for assisting with communication to the Tour Rules Officials. Take radio calls from the Cart Drivers who will call in a group’s scores after every completed hole. There are two roles: Radio Operator and Computer Operator.
Requirements: Sitting position, good communications skills, dexterity and basic computer knowledge
Track Board & Leader Boards: Receive scores via a PDA/iPad, post scores on the Scoreboard and continually update the Main or On-Course Leaderboards.
Requirements: Sit/stand and some spots climb a ladder to change scores on course
Scoring Tent: Verify each scorecard in the Scoring Tent after the Player has completed their round.
Requirements: Golf knowledge & meticulous attention to procedure, use of calculator, direct player interaction
Scorecard Runner: Transport verified and signed scorecards from the Scoring Tent to the Tour Officials.
Requirements: Significant amount of walking
Standard Bearer:SATURDAY & SUNDAY Only. Walk the course and carry a standard-bearer sign which includes the names and scores of the Players in a specific group. Confirm each Player’s score with the Cart Driver/Scorer 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.
Requirements: Standard Bearers walk approximately 7 miles & work in two-person teams with one person at a time carrying the standard (standards weigh approx. 10-15 pounds)
MARSHALS COMMITTEE:Needed THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY.
Marshal: Assist with minimizing the potential distractions caused by fans attending the tournament. Direct cart traffic in heavily congested areas or on blind approaches to a tee, fairway or green.
Requirements: Standing for long periods of time and knowledge of golf etiquette
Spotter: 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.
Requirements: Standing for long periods of time, walking, ability to follow golf ball (good vision) and basic knowledge of golf
VOLUNTEER CADDIES: Needed Daily THURSDAY- SUNDAY. Note: There may be a few Players who request a Caddy earlier in the week.
Requirements: Must be able to carry or push a bag weighing approximately 30 pounds over 18 holes and have excellent knowledge of golf etiquette. Familiarity with Brook-Lea Country Club is a benefit but is not necessary. Must work with the same Player over all four competition rounds, Thursday through Sunday.
HOSPITALITY:Days vary with assignment
Player Hospitality: Responsible for providing Players with a gift at the time of Player registration, Player event schedule for tournament week, directions to complimentary workout facility location.
VIP Services: Responsible for providing VIP services for the tournament’s corporate sponsors and ensure that the VIP guests receive a special level of treatment prior to and during tournament week. On tournament days:
Greet VIP Guests, Players, Media, Tournament Officials and Club House Pass holders
Ensure that guests are aware of club house privileges available to them commensurate with their type of pass
Direct other tournament guests to their appropriate areas
Keep track of attendees entering Player’s Lounge as well as VIP Only Lounge
Assist house staff to ensure that all food and beverage needs are being met at their respective locations on property
Volunteers assigned to the earliest shift may also be asked to assist with folding programs and other material for the day’s activities
Requirements: Pleasant demeanor to all guests and ability to tactfully resolve access issues. When attending dining areas and access points, must be able to stand for one to two hours. Familiarity with the club house, course and general knowledge of daily activities will be provided as VIP team members are most easily available to answer to common questions.
Volunteer Services: Greet and register Volunteers, distribute shirts & hats the week prior to the tournament.
MAIN GATE: Needed Daily THURSDAY- SUNDAY
Responsible for walk-up ticket sales and providing general tournament information at the Main Gate.
Main Gate: Greet spectators, dispense tickets, exchange ticket vouchers for tickets and manage Will Call. Needed Thursday thru Sunday – tournament days, as admission is free Monday thru Wednesday.
PARKING / SHUTTLES:Needed Daily MONDAY – SUNDAY
Responsible for directing Player, Volunteer and Spectator Parking
Parking / Shuttles: Checks parking passes and directs Players, Volunteers, and spectators to designated parking areas, assist spectators getting on the buses, answer spectator questions, monitor parking lots as they become full and redirect traffic as appropriate.
EVENT LOGISTICS: Days vary with assignment
Event Set-Up: Assist tournament staff with mailings, goody bag stuffing, follow-up phone calls, area deliveries and pick-ups, office work, and signage etc. Some setup and tear-down tasks require time before or after the tournament. Volunteers are scheduled as needed. We will try to provide a minimum notice of 48 hours for any Volunteer assignments prior to tournament week.
Course Setup and Breakdown: Leaderboard construction and tear down, Parking lot marking and setup, course teardown after the tournament, distribution, and collection of chairs and tables. These tasks will be weekend before the tournament and last day of the tournament.
On Course Services:Responsible for re-stocking coolers for the Players, maintaining receptacles, and preserving the overall cleanliness of the golf course.
Requirements: Drivers must be at least 16 years old & have a license (or be assigned to assist a driver), be knowledgeable of golf etiquette; interact with fans & Players; some lifting required.
Driving Range: Monitor driving range each day to ensure that range balls, club washing buckets/brushes, drinking water/cups are available and make sure hitting area has been moved each day.
Medical / Security: Ensure availability of medical personnel on site at all times; Player security. Monitor clubhouse entrances and ensure appropriate guest credentials for entry.