VOLUNTEER

 
 
 
Cost to volunteer: $25
 
As a volunteer you will receive the following:
 
  • Official Tournament Golf Shirt;
  • Tournament Visor or Ball Cap;
  • One (1) Complimentary Round of Golf at Sara Bay CC;
  • Lunch provided for each day worked;
  • Two weekly tournament grounds passes
 
Hours Required / Explanation
 
To qualify for the round of golf, volunteers must complete a minimum of two assigned shifts.  The shifts will be recorded by your chairmen or hole captain so please check in before each of your shifts.
 
Guardian Retirement Championship Committee Descriptions
 
The following are brief descriptions of the volunteer committees available for the 2017 Sara Bay Classic. Specific openings are not guaranteed, but the tournament will make every effort to accommodate your preferences. Please take a moment to review the following requirements before making your final committee selection.
 
Cart Driver:  Cart Drivers follow a group of players in a cart for the entire round as an unofficial scorekeeper.  During the round, they keep unofficial scores and statistics for each player in their group, and, after every hole, cart drivers send scores and statistics to Real-time Scoring via a two-way radio provided by the Tour.  Volunteers needed  FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
 
Driving Distance: Driving Distance volunteers walk off the distance of each player’s drive from a pre-determined hash mark on the fairway of a particular hole to the ball.  They then record the information into a PDA for each professional.  Volunteers needed  FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY.
 
Ecology: Ecology volunteers are responsible for re-stocking coolers, maintaining receptacles, and preserving the cleanliness of the golf course.  Volunteers needed WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.
 
Guest Starter: The Guest Starter announces players on the 1st or 10th tee, dispenses scorecards, and gives last minute information to players.  Volunteers needed  FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
 
Main Gate: Main Gate volunteers greet spectators, dispense tickets, and manage Will Call. Volunteers needed  FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
 
Marshal:  Marshals assist with minimizing the potential distractions caused by fans attending the tournament. They also direct cart traffic in heavily congested areas or on blind approaches to a tee, fairway or green. Volunteers needed  FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.
 
Media: Media volunteers escort media/photographers around the course during the competition without disturbing the players.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
 
Player Shuttle Driver: Player Shuttle Drivers are responsible for driving players from green to tee at strategic locations on the golf course as determined by the Tour.  They are also responsible for bringing players from the parking lot to the course.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
 
Real-Time Scoring Computer Operator: The Real-time Scoring Computer Operator enters the scores and statistics that have been recorded by the Radio Operator (described below).  The data collected is entered in a PDA or laptop computer.  This position requires dexterity and basic computer knowledge. Volunteers needed  FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.
 
Real-Time Scoring Radio Operator: The Real-time Scoring Radio Operator answers radio calls from the Cart Driver who is following each group on the course.  The Cart Driver provides the scores and statistics for each player after every hole to the Radio Operator.  The Radio Operator records this information on a form provided by the Tour.  This information is then entered into a computer or PDA (a small wireless devise) by the Computer Operator (described above).  The data is then automatically uploaded to the Internet.  Volunteers needed  FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY.
 
Scoreboard & Leaderboards: Scoreboard volunteers receive scores via a PDA (a small wireless device) and verified scorecards from the Tour staff and post those scores on the Scoreboard.  Leaderboard volunteers receive scores via a PDA and continually update the Main or On-Course Leaderboards with the information provided by the PDA.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
 
Scoring Tent:  Scoring Tent volunteers verify each scorecard in the Scoring Tent after the player has completed their round.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
 
Special Events:  Special Event volunteers assist the tournament committee with the management of the various events held prior to tournament play.  Events include the Pairings Party, Pro-Am, and Junior Clinic.  Volunteers needed TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.
 
Spotter: Spotters 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.  Volunteers needed  FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
 
Standard Bearer: Standard Bearers walk the course and carry a standard-bearer sign which includes the names and scores of the players in a specific group.  They confirm each player’s score with the Cart Driver 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.  Standard Bearers work in two-person teams with one person at a time carrying the standard (standards weigh approx. 10-15 pounds). Volunteers needed SUNDAY.
 
VIP and Vendor Services: These volunteers greet spectators and/or VIP ticket holders, check tickets in restricted areas, assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the VIP tent and expo area, and assist with product sampling.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.
 
Volunteer Services: These volunteers greet and register other volunteers, provide general information, and assist with shuttling volunteers to/from their assigned area.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY
 
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