Volunteer

2021 Sanford International Volunteers

Subject to change

Admissions and Will Call: Assist with greeting and scanning tickets as spectators and volunteers enter the grounds. This position will provide information and assistance to spectators for the tournament as well as manage and operate the Will Call procedures. Needed Wednesday-Sunday (under tent/outdoor).

Caddies: Assist with caddie registration. Distribute (and collect) caddie bibs, caddie towels, yardage books and more. This committee hosts food, beverages, and other amenities for the caddies during the week. Volunteers needed Monday-Sunday (indoors).

Communications: Responsible for the daily set-up and distribution of radios. Volunteers needed Monday-Sunday (indoor).

Construction: Help with tournament setup during advanced week and week after tournament has concluded. Will work closely with staff behind the scenes to ensure a successful tournament setup and tear down. Physical work/heavy lifting required. Volunteers needed Monday, August 31st – September 18th (indoor/outdoor).

Corporate Hospitality: Serve as a concierge for all corporate sponsors in tents and sponsors. These volunteers will assist security to ensure only properly credentialed guests are allowed access in the designated areas. Volunteers needed Friday-Sunday (under tent).

Driving Range/Practice Facilities: Maintain driving range, short game area and putting green by ensuring golf balls are available for practice for both professional golfers and amateurs on Pro-Am days. Assist with general operations including identifying players with their appropriate nameplates, verifying credentials, distributing range balls by hand and helping with clinics. Distribute and collect caddie bibs. Volunteers needed Monday-Sunday (under tent/outdoor).

Golf Carts: Manage and inventory golf carts in the tournament cart area for tournament staff and officials. Duties include cart registration, distribution up keep of where the carts are held and ensuring the carts are charged every night. Must be willing to arrive early in the morning and/or leave later in the evening. Volunteers needed Monday-Sunday (outdoor).

Long Drive: Measure the professional’s drives from tee to fairway on course. Training is required and space is limited. Volunteers needed Friday-Sunday (outdoor).

Manual Leaderboards: Work with a team to manage on-course leaderboards by receiving information via radio and posting scores on assigned leaderboard. Up to five (5) leaderboards will be located around the course. Volunteers needed Friday-Sunday (outdoor).

Marshals: Ensure players are not disturbed during play and enforce crowd control. Other responsibilities include reducing distractions to maintain pace of play, locate errant golf shots and promote safety and enjoyment of the spectators. Golf knowledge helpful but not required. Shift times vary depending on starting hole. Volunteers needed Wednesday-Sunday (outdoor).

Merchandise Tent: Assist the tournament’s Merchandise Center staff and assist with how it operates. Volunteers will be asked to greet customers and be good representatives of the Sanford International. No sales or merchandise experience necessary. Volunteers needed Monday, September 7th – Sunday, September 13th (indoor).

On-Course Distribution: Stock and deliver on-course refreshments (water, beverages, snacks, fruit, etc.) to specific areas on the course. Also responsible for distributing daily pairings guides and programs throughout the golf course. Physical work/heavy lifting required. Volunteers needed Monday-Sunday (outdoor).

Player Hospitality: Register PGA TOUR Champions players and assist with their needs and questions during tournament week. Serve as a concierge for players and families in hospitality area. Limited spots available. Volunteers needed Monday-Sunday (indoor).

Player Transportation: Greet players, officials, and VIPs at the airport and assist them with their transportation needs. Drive professionals, their families and VIPs between hotels, events, etc. during tournament week. Must be over 25 years of age and provide a valid driver’s license. Volunteers needed Saturday, September 5th – Monday, September 14th with possible early mornings and late evenings (indoor).

Pro-Am: Assist with registration and gift distribution for amateurs playing in Pro-Am events. Volunteers needed Monday-Thursday (indoor).

Pro-Am Bag Drop: Assist tournament staff with loading and unloading of Pro-Am participant’s golf bags and ensuring they are placed on the correct cart. Physical work/heavy lifting required. Volunteers needed Monday-Thursday (outdoor).

Remi’s Mystery Committee: You will be placed on a random committee where we need the most help. If you choose this committee, we really appreciate your flexibility! If you have any limitations, please share in the comments. Needed Monday-Sunday (indoor or outdoor).

Roving Marshal: See Marshal committee description. Volunteers on this committee could be asked to work on a different hole each day. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Needed Wednesday-Sunday (outdoor).

Shuttles: Shuttle professionals, amateurs, volunteers and limited mobility spectators. Must know golf cart etiquette and be at least 18 years of age. Needed Monday-Sunday (outdoor).

Standard Bearer: Walk inside the ropes with a group of professionals for 18 holes. Carry the groups identification sign that displays individual scores for the group. Volunteer(s) are responsible for changing the score after each hole. Volunteers needed Friday-Sunday (outdoor).

TV Spotters: Assist with tournament production by providing scoring and player information, cart driving, or crew support for TV coverage on course. Must available all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, have strong golf knowledge and be at least 18 years of age (outdoor).

Tournament Office: Helping the tournament staff in the office prior to tournament and during tournament week with greeting guests, mailing, tickets, uniform packaging, etc. May be asked to come in throughout the summer to assist with other tasks. Needed week before and during the tournament (August 31st – September 13th) (indoor).

Volunteer Headquarters/Uniforms: Distribute uniforms to volunteers prior to and during the tournament. Assist with overall organization and operation of the volunteer headquarters and supervise preparation of volunteer meal distribution during tournament week. Volunteers needed Sunday, September 6th – Sunday, September 13th (indoor/outdoor).

Walking Scorers: **Must understand the game of golf (how to keep score, etiquette, etc.)** Assist with keeping the score of the professionals throughout their 18-hole round with a hand-held device. Mandatory training is provided prior to the tournament (date: TBD). Must work one (1) Pro-Am day (Wednesday and/or Thursday) to walk during the championship rounds (Friday-Sunday). Volunteers needed Wednesday-Sunday (outdoor).

Junior Committees

Junior Driving Range: Assist with setting up and maintaining practice balls and name plates on the driving range, chipping and putting green. Volunteers needed Monday-Sunday (outdoor).

Junior Standard Bearer: Carry the sign with the professional’s name and score for 18 holes and ensure it is updated after each hole. A walking scorer will be walking along to assist with the official scoring. Volunteers Needed Friday-Sunday (outdoor).

 

Official Volunteer Sponsor

Contact Remi Guthman for more information on becoming a volunteer.