2017 Volunteer Opportunities

The Sanderson Farms volunteer committees are listed below. Specific openings are not guaranteed. Several committees schedule mandatory training sessions prior to the Sanderson Farms Championship week in order to familiarize volunteers with their specific duties.

Admissions & Will Call

Welcome guests, sell tickets and assist with Will Call ticket pick-ups and drop-offs.

Committee Days: Monday, October 23- Sunday, October 29

Caddie Hospitality

This committee will assist with PGA TOUR Caddie Registration and check-in, daily bib distribution and collection, and maintenance of the caddie area including storage of player’s golf club

Committee Days: Sunday, October 22 – Sunday, October 29

Driving Range

Manage the operation of the practice range and other practice areas. Duties include distributing range balls by brand, placing the appropriate nameplate to identify each player, pick-up/clean golf balls.

Committee Days: Monday, October 23- Sunday, October 29

Golf Cart Management

Allocates golf carts to PGA TOUR staff, Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs and Operations staff. Maintains a sign in/sign out sheet. Assigns cart signage to individual carts. Ensures cart keys are returned, carts are charged and cleaned daily.

Committee Days: Monday, October 23- Saturday, October 29

Golf Channel

Take part behind-the-scenes and support the Golf Channel broadcast. Volunteers may be stationed at a particular hole as a spotter or microphone operator while others may walk with a particular group to provide real time updates. Volunteers for this committee need a basic understanding of golf, must be in good physical condition and be able to walk the course.

Committee Days: Thursday, October 26- Sunday, October 29

Marshals

Responsible for maintaining crowd control, and golf etiquette among spectators. Duties also include guiding players and caddies from one hole to the next, spot balls, monitoring cart movement on cart paths and assisting with the evacuation of players during inclement weather delays or whenever deemed necessary.

Committee Days: Wednesday, October 25- Sunday, October 29

Media Center

Assist PGA TOUR media officials with registration and the welcoming of local, national and international journalists to promote the image of the Sanderson Farms Championship to the public as a world class event. Some volunteers from this committee will be asked to chauffeur media officials throughout the golf course during tournament days.

Committee Days: Monday, October 23- Sunday, October 29

On Course Services

*Physical Activity Required. Volunteers must be able to perform heavy lifting. Transport drinks, ice and snacks to all holes on the course, scoring tents, practice range, media center, volunteer center, etc. *Please note: must be at least 16 years old to operate a golf cart.

Committee Days: Sunday, October 22 – Sunday, October 29

PRO AM

Assist with overall Pro Am operations.

Committee Days: Monday, October 23 & Wednesday, October 25

PRO AM Caddies

Caddie for an amateur Pro Am Participant during either the Monday or Wednesday Pro Am. A great opportunity to walk the course and network. *Physical Requirements: Must be able to carry a golf bag (weight approximately 40 pounds) while walking 18 holes. Golf etiquette is a requirement. Will not be required to purchase a volunteer package.

Committee Days: Monday, October 23 & Wednesday, October 25

Shotlink Laser Operator

Record and transmit shot locations of professionals to the SHOTLink system, while stationed greenside or at fairway landing zones. Transmission achieved via the use of hand held palm pilots and stationary tripod cameras. SHOTLink volunteers on fairway duty will have preferred seating at key locations within the ropes.

*Please note: All will have mandatory training on handheld devices and lasers Monday, October 23.

Committee Days: Thursday, October 26- Sunday, October 29

Sponsor Services

Greet guests, check credentials and provide wristbands to clients at entrances to all corporate hospitality locations. Ensure that only properly credentialed clients are allowed inside the venue, assist marshals with noise control. You will also work with the catering staff to ensure each area is properly stocked and cleaned.

Committee Days: Thursday, October 26- Sunday, October 29

Standard Bearers

Accompany each group of professionals during play and display their scores. *Must be able to carry a standard sign (weight approximately 5-7 pounds) while walking 18 holes (approximately 4.5 miles) Training will take place at the golf course in the Volunteer Center Sunday, October 22.

Committee Days: Thursday, October 26 – Sunday, October 29

Transportation

Assists with the pick-up and return of golf professionals and management staff to local airports. Works closely with the Courtesy Car Provider for the players. Drives players, family members and other VIP’s to and from hotels and other destinations. *Must be 21 years of age, provide a U.S. issued valid driver’s license, and submit a motor vehicle record report.

Committee Days: Friday, October 20– Monday, October 30

Volunteer Center

Responsible for the operation of the Volunteer Center during tournament week. Duties include managing morning and afternoon meal service, assisting volunteers with questions, etc. Opportunities to assist prior to tournament week with inventory, packaging and distribution of all volunteer apparel and credentials.

Committee Days: Monday, October 23- Sunday, October 29

Walking Scorer

Record statistics and scores for players on a hand held device as part of the PGA TOUR ShotLink system. Must have knowledge of golf scorekeeping and statistics and be able to walk all 18 holes (approximately 4.5 miles). *Volunteers must work a minimum of 4 shifts which includes the Pro-Am Wednesday, October 25. *All volunteers must attend a MANDATORY training session with PGA TOUR officials on Monday, October 23.

Committee Days: Wednesday, October 25- Sunday, October 29