The Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic is currently looking for volunteers willing to hold a leadership position! Applicants must have prior experience as a volunteer at LPGA, PGA or Champions Tour events. Must be available for monthly meetings starting in January 2017 and must be available for the entire week of July 3rd-9th, 2017.
If you’re interested, please contact Kaci Mitchell.
Admissions & Will Call: Distribute pre-purchased tournament credentials to the appropriate recipient and sell tickets on site. Assist security to ensure that all spectators have the proper tickets for entry. Volunteers in this committee will also serve as greeters/ambassadors for the tournament as spectators enter the event.
Flex Volunteer: Willing to fill in any position or committee as needed during their shift.
Hospitality & Merchandise: Assist as hosts for sponsors/guests by maintaining the hospitality areas. Responsibilities may include noise control, checking credentials, directing guests to their correct location. This committee will also provide assistance in the merchandise tent if needed. Responsibilities may include working the cash register, greeting guests, and assistance with stocking and replenishment.
Media: Assist Tournament Staff with the general operations of the Media Center and promotion of the Tournament. Responsibilities include: checking-in members of the media, assisting with clipping articles and other duties as assigned by the Tournament Staff or LPGA Media team.
Pro-Am: Responsibilities include amateur registration, assembling and distributing gift packs, assisting with pro-am, preparing tournament materials, and distributing prizes.
Tournament Office: Beginning three weeks prior to the event, support tournament staff by answering phones, assembling invitations, mailing tickets, and various office duties. Assistance needed beginning in mid-June. Only 4-5 volunteers needed.
Transportation: Manage tournament cars and transport players and tournament guests from airport to designated hotel or course. Volunteers are needed to help with staging of vehicles on the Friday and Saturday before the Tournament and the Monday after the Tournament. Must be at least 25 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Must be between the ages of 25 and 72, and must have a valid driver’s license.
Volunteer Services: Assist with volunteers’ check-in, maintain a comfortable environment in the volunteer headquarters, and support other volunteer committees as needed during the day. This committee will also handle production and distribution of credentials and Uniforms. (Must be able to work the week before the event).
Carts & Shuttles: Manage the cart location and facilitate with the charging, inventory, and distribution of golf carts. This committee will also assist in transporting volunteers, players, and spectators throughout the course.
Credential Control: This committee will work with the tournament security team in ensuring that all spectators and invited guests have proper credentials to enter the designated areas.
On-Course Operations: Assist with on-course operations and maintenance before and during the tournament. Primary responsibilities during tournament will include distributing and replenishing water, ice, printed material and other products on course. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. Physically demanding may require heavy lifting.
Practice Areas & Caddies: The volunteers will be responsible for caddie registration, caddie bib distribution/collection and providing general services for the LPGA Tour caddies during the event. Responsibilities also include managing and maintaining the practice area, including driving range and putting green.
Shipping/Receiving: Beginning two weeks prior to the event, volunteers are needed to assist with receiving shipments and packages specific to the tournament, keeping inventory, and maintain the location in which all packages will be kept.
Television: Assist the Golf Channel staff in production of the telecast. Substantial golf knowledge is necessary. Physically demanding.
Leaderboards/Scoring Central: Obtain scores from the walking scorers via the radio and enter them into the computers for the leaderboard. Substantial golf knowledge is necessary. This committee is also responsible for managing and operating all manual leaderboards. There is a mandatory pre-tournament training session for this position.
Scoring Tents: Stationed in the scoring tent at the 18th green & 9th green; must collect scorecards, check addition and make sure players turn in their cards.
Standard Bearers: Carry a standard (sign with the names and scores for each professional) inside the ropes during play. Physically demanding; volunteers should be at least 13 years old and comfortably able to walk 18 holes on the golf course. Golf knowledge is helpful.
Walking Scorers: Responsibilities include keeping score on a wireless handheld device and reporting scores to scoring central by radio. Substantial golf knowledge is necessary. Must be able to walk a full 18 holes in all types of weather conditions. There is a mandatory pre-tournament training session for this position.
Marshals: Stationed throughout the course to ensure fair play among all participants, as well as safety for spectators. Focus is on the tees, landing areas, greens and spectator crosswalks. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. There is a mandatory pre-tournament training session for this position. This committee will also assist in handling the movement of the players during an evacuation.
Mobile Marshals: Act as a roaming marshal and assist Marshals when they need more people as different groups of players come through.