Volunteers
February 19 - 25, 2018

Volunteers

Volunteer Committees

Committee descriptions to help determine the position you would like to volunteer for.
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Admissions

Ticket sales and credential scanning at tournament entrances. Issue proper credentials to members of military and allied organizations.

  • Days Needed
  • Tuesday - Sunday  

Caddies

Register professional caddies, maintain caddie area, distribute/collect/wash caddie bibs & towels.

  • Days Needed
  • Sunday - Sunday 

Cart Control

Maintain and distribute golf carts, including charging/preparation of carts for the next day. Shifts begin at 5AM.

  • Days Needed
  • Sunday - Sunday 

Child Care

Assist the PGA TOUR staff in providing childcare for the children of the players. Background checks required; must be at least 17 yrs of age.

  • Days Needed
  • Wednesday - Sunday 

Communications

Answer incoming calls, provide information, take messages & transfer calls to other areas. Organize radio distribution. Manage daily radio check-out, check-in, charging & training on proper radio use.

  • Days Needed
  • Monday - Sunday 

Courtesy Check

Maintain checkpoint at two entrance gates for spectators’ prohibited items. Log item and provide ticket to spectators to retrieve items upon exit.

  • Days Needed
  • Tuesday - Sunday 

Honorary Observers

  • RESTRICTED*
  • Thursday - Sunday

Hospitality

Assist as hosts for sponsors/guests; direct all guests to their correct locations. Control access to hospitality areas by verifying proper credentials, maintain noise control. Maintain Hospitality Will Call.

  • Days Needed
  • Wednesday - Sunday 

Locker Room

Assist players in locker room to help ensure their needs are met. Assist in delivering all shipped items to locker room, stock coolers, assist with player Will Call requests, etc.

  • Days Needed
  • Sunday - Sunday 

Leaderboard & Scoreboard

Radio the leader’s scores to personnel on the 18th Hole Floating Leaderboard.

  • Days Needed
  • Thursday - Sunday 

Marshals

Provide spectator control along all golf course tee boxes, fairways, crosswalks, and greens. Spot and protect player’s golf shots outside the ropes. Maintain quiet during play. Ensure safe passage of players from the green to the next tee. Assist with course evacuation if needed. Prevent unauthorized photography. Ensure compliance with cell phone/camera rules, advise spectators of designated cell phone areas. Gently remind spectators to keep phones on silent, to be respectful of play and not interfere with players, caddies or media. Greatest Needs are Thursday - Sunday. Weekends are Full Day Shifts.

  • Days Needed
  • Monday - Sunday  

Advance Marshals

Assigned to a group of players to accompany them for the entire eighteen holes. Walk ahead of the players to ensure access to tee boxes, cross walks, and ensure green’s exits are properly manned by hole marshals and there is nothing that impedes access to these areas. Must be able to walk eighteen holes. PLAYER TRANSITION TEAM: Escort players through transition areas which include the Putting Greens, 1st & 10th tees, 9th & 18th greens and player clubhouse. Assist with course evacuation as needed. Greatest needs are Wed.-Sun.

  • Days Needed
  • Monday - Sunday 

Player Registration

  • RESTRICTED*
  • Sunday - Wednesday

Practice Facilities

Maintain spectator control & assist players at the practice range & putting green. Prevent unauthorized photography. Ensure compliance with cell phone/camera rules. Collect, sort and distribute range balls & maintain bunkers to the left of range. Marshal walkway from range or practice green to tee or clubhouse. Requires some heavy lifting and 6+ hour shifts.

  • Days Needed
  • Sunday - Sunday 

Pro-Ams

Greet, register & provide information to amateur contestants. Assemble and distribute gift packages to amateurs. Assist with the verification of handicaps, amateur golf bags, pace of play, collecting scorecards, scoring and awards presentation.

  • Days Needed
  • Sunday - Saturday 

Product Control & Distribution

Receive, control and distribute pairing sheets, programs, and on course refreshments for use by the players. Receive & distribute supplies for vendors and tournament employees. Requires lifting.

  • Days Needed
  • Monday - Sunday 

Resident Shuttle

Provide transportation to/from tournament for PGA National residents. Drive small passenger vans to designated pickup areas within PGA National. Valid driver license required.

  • Days Needed
  • Wednesday - Sunday 

Shotlink Lasers

Assist at stations on every hole in the fairway and at the green to track the location of each player's shot using a laser sighting device. Easy to follow instructions will be provided. There will be hands on practice on Wednesday.

  • Days Needed
  • Thursday - Sunday 

Spectator Information

Answer questions, direct spectators and hospitality patrons, and provide general information.

  • Days Needed
  • Wednesday - Sunday  

Standard Bearers

Walk with each group of golfers for the entire round and display their scores in relation to par on a Scoring Standard. This position is a great opportunity for teenagers or parents and children. For the "Walk With A Parent" program, only one child (under the age of 13) per parent/guardian permitted, please.

  • Days Needed
  • Wednesday - Sunday 

Starters

  • RESTRICTED*
  • Wednesday - Sunday

Tournament Office

Beginning prior to the event, support tournament staff by answering phones, assembling invitations, mailing tickets, and various office duties. Assistance needed beginning in mid-January. Only 4-5 volunteers needed. Priority is given to previous tournament office volunteers.

Tournament Operations Task Force

Perform continuous inspection of golf course, perimeter fencing, barricades, ropes/signage, etc., to ensure all is in operational order. Work with Operations staff for any additional requests. Operate spectator shuttle for tournament patrons, which provides transportation to & from designated locations on course. Assist with course evacuation when necessary.

  • Days Needed
  • Wednesday - Sunday

Transportation

Inventory/distribution of vehicles to PGA TOUR players and special guests. Includes, airport pick up/drop off for players and shuttle transportation for volunteers. Valid driver license required.

  • Days Needed
  • Saturday (2/16) - Monday (2/26) 

TV Liaison

Provide on course assistance to both the Television Network and Satellite Radio. Must be familiar with golf etiquette, course layout and the rules of golf. Must be able to walk 18 holes and utilize two-way radio quickly and efficiently.

  • Days Needed
  • Thursday - Sunday 

Volunteer Headquarters (VHQ Café)

Maintain volunteer headquarters, provide information, set up, serve & clean-up food/beverages, stock drink coolers, distribute and collect lunch chits. Requires early morning hours.

  • Days Needed
  • Monday - Sunday, possible Monday 2/26

Volunteer Value Shop

(formerly Uniform Sales) Staff the shop, for volunteers only, and sell discounted uniforms and other logo merchandise during uniform distribution & tournament week. May require some early morning hours. Exact dates TBD - must work a minimum of 1 shift during tournament week.

  • Days Needed
  • Exact dates TBD & Wednesday - Sunday

Uniform Distribution

Distribute volunteer uniforms prior to tournament week and staff check -out process. Distribute volunteer badges. May also be needed tournament week for late uniform pick -up. One to two weeks prior to tournament. Exact dates TBD.

  • Days Needed
  • 1-2 weeks prior to tournament. Exact dates TBD 

Walking Scorers

Walk with a group of players during the Pro-Am and Tournament rounds, entering stroke, scoring, and statistical information into a hand held device. Wednesday required for ALL walking scorer volunteers.

  • Days Needed
  • Wednesday - Sunday

Will Call

Serve as a distribution center at an off-site location for credentials and passes left for spectators, guests of Players, Officials, Hospitality Sponsors, PGA TOUR Staff, and members of the Media.

  • Days Needed
  • Tuesday - Sunday  

*RESTRICTED - Due to the limited number of volunteers required for restricted committees, only those who have previously worked on these committees or have talked with the Committee Chairman directly can sign up.

  • Title Sponsor

    Honda

  • Founders Club Partners

    Tire KingdomUTC

  • PGA National Resort and Spa

  • PGA TOUR FedEx Cup

  • City of Palm Beach Gardens