Volunteer Opportunities

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Are you interested in being a part of a world class LPGA event? The Volunteers of America Texas Shootout could not be executed without the assistance of hundreds of volunteers. The selfless commitment of our volunteers enables us to fulfill our mission of providing the state of Texas with an LPGA event unlike any other.  The Volunteers of America Texas Shootout provides a fun and memorable experience for volunteers of all ages.  We hope you will join us in making this the best tournament yet!

2017 Volunteer Registration is OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY! Click the link below to get signed up!

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On-Course Committees

These committees will be on course and volunteers should expect to be outside during their shift and be on their feet throughout their entire shift. If you don't want to walk or stand for long periods of time these committees are not for you.

Leaderboards

Manage and operate all manual scoreboards and keep them up to date of scores. Volunteers must be comfortable performing basic computer skills.

Marshals

Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and conversation from spectators on and around Tournament site. Volunteers may also be responsible for handling the movement of players during an evacuation in the event of inclement weather. Must be knowledgeable of golf etiquette and will be required to stand for extended periods.

Standard Bearers

Carry a 4" sign inside the ropes during play and display players scores. Must be knowledgeable of golf etiquette, able to walk all 18 holes on the golf course, stand for extended period, lift heavy objects and walk while carrying a standard.

Television (The Golf Channel)

Assist The Golf Channel production crew in monitoring the Tournament leaders for television broadcast. Concise verbal communication via 2-way radio and knowledge of golf scoring, terms, golf etiquette and course layout is desirable. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time. Some positions may require knowledge of safe and courteous operation of power golf carts amongst crowds.

Walking Scorers

A Walking Scorer (WS) accompanies each group inside the ropes recording the players scores and statistics on a handheld device and relaying information using a two-way voice radio. Every WS must be comfortable using handheld devices similar in complexity to smart phones, knowledgeable of golf rules and etiquette, able to communicate clearly using a walkie-talkie style voice radio with headset, and able to walk 18 holes sometimes in less than ideal weather. Every WS must be available to work the Wednesday Pro-Am and at least one other weekday assignment on Thursday or Friday. Weekend assignments will be on a space available basis with highest priority going to those who are available to work all three weekdays. WS Training will be held the morning of Saturday, April 22nd. Attendance is mandatory for first year WSs and those who have not scored an LPGA event within the last two years and highly encouraged for everyone else.

Social Committees

These committees will have daily interaction with staff, sponsors, players and fellow volunteers so remember to SMILE. Some committees will require volunteers to be outside during their shift where as others may be indoors. Be prepared for both. Experience in Customer Service is welcomed!

Ambassadors / Hospitality Hosts

Greet all spectators and distribute program guides and pairing sheets asspectators enter. Answer questions regarding directions, pairings and any other Tournament-related information. Ensure that hospitality guests, with proper credentials, are allowed access to the designated hospitality areas and help assist in those areas.

Caddie Services

Manage and maintain caddie hospitality area. Responsibilities include caddie registration,towel and bib distribution. May be required to stand for extended periods or lift heavy objects.

Player Services

Manage player registration, assembly of player information packets,distribution of incoming mail and packages to the player locker room, and various other requests from the players. Women ONLY for this committee; may be subject to background check.

Tournament Events

Assist Tournament staff with Tournament-related events, which may include a pro-am, sponsor outings and expos.

Volunteer Services

Assemble, prepackage, and distribute volunteer uniforms and assist with volunteer check in. During the tournament week serve as the volunteer liaison in the volunteer center and assist fellow volunteers with their requests. Volunteers are asked to work prior to tournament week if they are available.

Volunteer Pool

Unsure of where you would like to volunteer, or not quite ready to commit to one specific committee? Join the Volunteer Pool and get placed in different committees throughout the week!

Tournament Services Committees

These committees are a key part to making the tournament run smoothly for all in attendance, from players to spectators. Some committees will require volunteers to be outside where as others may be indoors. Be prepared for both. Volunteers should also have good understanding of technology and be able to work with computers.

Admissions

Handle all on-site ticket transactions (responsibilities include selling and/or distributing will call tickets and scanning tickets at main entrance).*Committee specific training will be provided*

On-Course Services

Replenish water, ice, printed material, and other products on course. Must be 21 years old and be knowledgeable of golf etiquette; may be required to stand for extended periods,operate a golf cart on course, or lift heavy objects.

Scoring Control

Responsibilities include recording incoming player scores as reported by walking scorers during competition play, relaying applicable information, and inputting scores into a transportable device. Volunteers will also be responsible for collecting scorecards from scoring tents during competition as players finish. Volunteers must be comfortable performing basic computer skills

Shuttles and Golf Carts

Control distribution and collection of Tournament golf carts. Transport players, caddies, volunteers, andstaff to various locations by operating 4-, 6-, and 8-passenger carts. Volunteers must be knowledgeable of golf etiquette and able to operate a golf cart.

Tournament Office

Assist with general office duties, projects and errands (which may include answering phones and making copies). Responsibilities will also include shipping and receiving of all Tournament packages. Volunteers must be comfortable performing basic computer skills. This committee begins 2 weeks prior to the tournament and will run through the course of tournament week.

Transportation

Manage distribution of Tournament vehicles and transportation of players to and from airports, surrounding hotels, housing, golf course, etc. Must be at least 25 years old and have a valid drivers license, be familiar with the Dallas/Irving area, and be available starting on Saturday, April 23, 2017, and continue during Tournament Week.

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Alex Blue for further information
Alex@globalgolfmanagement.com
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