What better way to get right in the action than to become a volunteer? We are looking for volunteers for a variety of positions. Please read through the descriptions for each and fill out the form below to apply to be a volunteer. Shifts during the event will be either AM (7 am – 1 pm) or PM (12 noon – 5 pm)
Volunteer Positions Available:
The Marshall is responsible for aiding in the maintenance of pace of play for the field and assisting the other on-course volunteers and players in any way they need.
- The Starter is responsible for calling the players to the tee by their assigned tee time and introducing each player over the microphone.
- Be at the Starter’s desk located at the back of the first tee with the draw sheet at least ten minutes before the first tee time.
- Expect the players to approach the desk. Introduce yourself and check the pronunciation of each player’s name, home course and home town. Check the accuracy of the draw sheet information and make corrections as required.
- Make phonetic notes on the draw sheet to help you introduce each one correctly. If it is getting close to the tee time and the players are not at the desk, make an announcement calling that tee time to the first tee.
- At the start of each morning, welcome everyone to the Tournament. Then call the first group to the tee. Say something like ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the (number) of the (official title) Invitational Tournament. Now on the tee, the 7:30 tee time. From (hometown) playing out of the (home course), player’s name.’
- After that player hits, introduce the second player. ‘On the tee, from etc.’ after he hits, introduce the next player. Watch the player’s shots if you can. You cannot start the next group until the players in the group ahead have all hit their second shots. You only need to welcome everyone once.
- Use the draw sheet to keep track of which groups have teed off.
The Starter’s Assistant ensures the distribution of scorecards, pin sheets, meal vouchers and drink tickets (if applicable) to the players and their Caddies.
- Pick up the drink tickets, meal vouchers, colored pin sheets and players scorecards either from the Tournament Office and take them with you to the Starter’s desk located at the back of the first tee(s). You should also have a copy of the draw sheet. Wear warm clothes as the Starter’s desk is in the shade all morning.
- Be at the first tee about ten minutes before the first tee time.
- Arrange the handouts so they are easy for you to manage. Make sure you have ways to keep things in place when the wind blows. Use your copy of the draw sheet to help you keep track of the players.
- Introduce yourself, hand each player his own scorecard.
- Offer the colored pin sheets to the players and their Caddies.
- After the last group has started, give any remaining colored pin sheets to the Course Starter and take everything else back up to the Tournament Office.
Checkpoint Charlie will receive a device to input all scores into. Basic knowledge of the iPad is an asset here.
- Input all scores into your device – this sends it automatically to the online leaderboard.
- Make sure you have the pace of play time par sheet to check the pace of players. Should players be very slow then radio the Marshall to address the issue.
- On the tee box, stand to the side, signal with paddle the flight of golf ball
- On the fairway, use colored flags to signal where ball is and if safe or not.
- Stand outside of the players landing area.
- If the ball goes left or right of the fairway please indicate where the ball is with the colored flag. Also if the ball is not safe indicate this to the spotter on the tee box.
Walking Scorers will be provided with a device to enter all scores into. Standard Bearers will be provided with a sign, apron and numbers/letters for the sign. Basic knowledge of the iPad is an asset here.
SCORERS JOB DESCRIPTION:
The scorer will walk with one of the last groups on the final days of play. This person is to track each players
individual score for each hole, check with players occasionally to see that your score is correct. Enter in all confirmed scores on your device. After scores are entered they go directly to the LIVE Leaderboard online, please ensure accuracy.
STANDARD BEARERS JOB DESCRIPTION:
Walk with the Scorer and adjust score on leaderboard after each hole. This requires the volunteer to hold a sign vertical for the duration of the round, knowledge of golf is an asset here.
- At tent, add up scores after players are finished checking their scores, make sure the players sign their cards.
- Confirm each 9-hole score and 18-hole totals with players. The players can leave at this point.
- Ensure that all scores get to the Golf Canada Tournament Office.
A Volunteer is needed here to organize all the volunteer materials and ensure all volunteers receive the necessary materials and equipment they need to have a successful day on-course.
Two different types of volunteers are needed here to either shuttle players at scheduled times to and from the course and or two and from their starting holes from the Clubhouse at the course.
The host hotel is Grey Eagle Casino and will be location of the drop offs.
A volunteer is needed here to help distribute the range ball packs to players and then replenish them for the next wave of players coming in.