Committee Descriptions

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#16 HOSPITALITY (3): Provide information and assistance to corporate sponsors and guests. Ensure that only those with proper credentials are allowed in private hospitality areas. Assist Marshals with noise control as necessary when players are approaching hospitality areas. Other duties as required. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Friday – Sunday

#17 & #18 HOSPITALITY (3): Provide information and assistance to corporate sponsors and guests. Ensure that only those with proper credentials are allowed in private hospitality areas. Assist Marshals with noise control as necessary when players are approaching hospitality areas. Other duties as required. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Friday – Sunday

CADDIE (4):  Ensure that each caddie is provided with essential items such as towels, a clean bib to wear each day, continental breakfast items, and lunch. Volunteers will ensure that dirty towels and bibs are returned to TPC Sugarloaf to be laundered each day. The committee is responsible for the operation and upkeep of the caddie hospitality area. Monday – Sunday

CADDIE DRIVER (1a, 1b):  Drive caddies in 12-passenger vans from the Infinite Energy Center parking lot to the caddie tent on course. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license. Caddie vans will be operational approximately 1-1/2 hours prior to play and until all caddies are returned to the parking lot each evening. Monday – Thursday

CLIENT SERVICES (3, 4): Provide information and assistance to corporate sponsors and guests to enhance their enjoyment and create loyalty to the tournament. Assist players when they are interacting with the sponsors in the hospitality areas. No special skills needed other than being cordial and hospitable. Time commitment is working at least two of the tournament days for at least half the session but preferably the full day for consistency with the sponsors. Friday – Sunday

CLUBHOUSE MARSHALS (1a, 1b):  Ensure that only those with proper credentials are allowed in the clubhouse and select areas within. Must be able to stand for 1-2 hours at a time, either inside the clubhouse or in close proximity outside the clubhouse. Should be flexible as to start or end times based on the schedule of play. Wednesday – Sunday

DRIVE RECORDERS (1a, 1b, 3):  Volunteers work in teams to measure the distance of drives of professionals on particular holes, using laser range finders and flags. A mandatory short training session is provided Friday prior to beginning of play. This is all outdoors so the weather could vary; will need to stay through rain delays, if any. Must be mobile (able to walk on and off the fairway after each group hits), able to operate a headset with good speech and listening skills, and be available to work all day (from start of play until end), all three days of tournament play. Friday – Sunday

DRIVING RANGE (1a, 1b, 3): Provide gallery control of the practice areas and to regulate access to and from all practice facilities for the contestants and tournament officials. Will update player names on the signage at each station. Some lifting required. Monday – Sunday

GOLF CARTS (1a, 1b, 3):  Responsible for receiving carts from the supplier, labeling each cart, and distributing carts daily to those volunteers who require the use of a cart, making sure that all carts are turned in and secured each evening, and inventorying and assembling all carts for return to the supplier after the tournament. Volunteers will be needed to work approximately 2 days before the tournament and up to 2 days after the tournament. Volunteers are required to be able to operate a golf cart, also be able to check and fill gas tanks on gas carts. A great perk for volunteers on this committee is that you will be able to watch a lot of golf. Monday – Sunday

GOLF CHANNEL SPOTTER (3,4):  Multiple duties that might include walking with a group of players and relaying shot information back to the Golf Channel, assisting with on-course microphones or hand held cameras, or driving on-air personalities on the course. Volunteers must be familiar with golf, able to walk the course, drive golf carts, and must agree to work all three days of the official rounds. This committee is reserved for volunteers pre-appointed to the Golf Channel Spotter committee. Friday – Sunday

HONORARY OBSERVER (4): Assist with implementation and operation of tournament guests granted access to walk inside the ropes. Assist with logistics, credential distribution, guidelines, escorting guests to #1 and/or #10 tee, and photo distribution process. This committee is reserved for volunteers pre-appointed to the Honorary Observer committee. Friday – Sunday

LEADERBOARD(4):  Manually update player names and scores on the main leaderboard on the 18th green. The job requires volunteers to climb a 6-foot ladder or move a ladder on a track with wheels. You must be comfortable working on a narrow gangway 6 feet in the air and be able to lift 20 lbs. without assistance. Leaderboard shifts are Friday through Sunday, late morning through end of play. Friday – Sunday

MARSHALS (3): Provide gallery control for the tournament. Assigned to a specific hole for the week. Must be able to stand for long periods of time outdoors. Must also be able to walk 2-3 holes of the golf course unassisted. Should be flexible as to start or end times based on the schedule of play. Wednesday – Sunday

MEDIA (1b):  Assist PGA TOUR Champions media officials with the registration and the welcoming of local, national, and international journalists who are in attendance to promote the Mitsubishi Electric Classic to the public as a world class event. Requires some office administration skills and being comfortable with driving a golf cart. Should be flexible as to shift end times, which may run several hours after end of play. Friday – Sunday

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION (2):  Work in the Tournament Office prior to and during tournament week. Volunteers will assist in general administrative duties to include but not limited to answering phones, taking ticket orders, and being able to direct all spectator questions to the appropriate contact. Key components are the ability to problem solve and think logically in a fast paced environment as tournament week begins and as the public needs assistance with tournament information. In addition to tournament week activity, this committee requires volunteers to work additional shifts approximately two weeks prior to the tournament to ensure proper training and one week after the tournament. Ideally, although not required, office volunteers would be available to start assisting in the office once a week starting at the end of February or as needed for projects such as volunteer and sponsor credential packing preparations.

ON-COURSE REFRESHMENTS/PUBLICATIONS (3): Help ensure the success of the tournament by providing both golfers and volunteers with beverages, ice, and information. Volunteers will place beverages and ice in coolers at each tee as well as coolers at various locations around the course. Volunteers also place fruits and snacks at various locations for the golfers. Another responsibility is to place spectator and pairings guides at various locations during the tournament. Volunteers for this committee must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and be able to operate a golf cart. The committee works in split shifts with the morning shift beginning as early as 6:00am, and the afternoon shift works until play is finished for the day. Monday – Sunday

PLAYER SERVICES: Responsible for registering the players, collecting entry fees, and providing any other services that they need during tournament week. This committee has two shifts per day, 7:00am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-6:00pm. Monday – Sunday

PLAYER TRANSPORTATION (2): Assist with the transportation needs of the players and their families
through the assignment of tournament provided courtesy vehicles. This includes player transportation
from Atlanta-area airports to the tournament as well as individual local requests. You must have a valid
driver’s license. Player transportation committee hours are based on demand. Shifts start the Sunday
before tournament play and run through the day after tournament play, when vehicles are returned to the
dealership. Player transportation committee headquarters will be manned from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Committee members will not be personally responsible for gas for the tournament vehicles nor will they need to pay for parking at the airport. This is a wonderful opportunity for committee members to have one-on-one drive time with professional golfers and their family members!

PRO-AM REGISTRATION: Manage the amateur player check-in process, gift distribution, and photo
distribution after the round. Volunteers must be friendly and outgoing. Most of this committee works
inside the clubhouse, but a few will be outside, so they must be able to handle the hot or cold
weather. Some volunteers will need to run credit card machines and total merchandise in a retail
environment. Volunteer days and shifts are a little different from other committees. Our volunteer days
are both Wednesday and Thursday. A majority of the shifts are 9 hour shifts, but some are 4 hours each. Wednesday – Thursday

PRO-AM VALET (1a, 3): Assist with the amateur participant bag drop and pickup area on pro-am days. Some lifting required. Most shifts will begin around 6:00am, with the majority of the work being done in the morning hours before the participants begin the pro-am tournament. Standing may be required for up to 4 hours at a time. Some volunteers may be required to drive a golf cart. Wednesday – Thursday

SPECTATOR INFORMATION (3): Responsible for greeting and disseminating useful information to all spectators and sponsors. While stationed at the Primerica Information Tent, volunteers will manage the distribution of spectator guides and pairing guides, as well as answer questions regarding directions, pairings, day specific special events, etc. This committee has shifts every day. Will require standing. Monday – Sunday

STANDARD BEARERS (3): (Youth or adult) Accompany a group of professionals during play and display their scores in relationship to par on a cumulative basis. The Standard Bearers committee will consist of volunteers ages 13 and up, who must be able to carry the standard (weighing approximately 5-7 pounds) for the length of the course. Having a basic knowledge of the golf scoring system is beneficial but not required. Friday – Sunday

STANDARD BEARERS COMMITTEE (3): Manage the standard bearers and assist the chairman with organization of and distribution of the standards. Volunteers must also be prepared to fill slots of walking standard bearers on an emergency basis. Volunteers must be able to operate a golf cart. Friday – Sunday

UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION (2): Inventory, organize, and distribute all volunteer apparel and credentials at night and weekend sessions beginning in late March and continuing through tournament week. Responsibilities also include management of uniform distribution areas, apparel sales, as well as exchanges and returns. The uniform trailer will be operational from 6:00am until noon on pro-am days with later shifts when tournament play begins. Some moderate lifting required.

UTILITY (1a, 1b, 2, 3):  This committee will be doing various jobs as needed around the golf course.  Light lifting and being comfortable driving a golf cart may be needed.  This committee is a great way to see many aspects of the tournament. Monday – Sunday

VOLUNTEER HEADQUARTERS TENT (1a, 1b, 4): Manage volunteer check-in, meal chit allocation, and the overall upkeep of the Volunteer Headquarters Tent. Tent opens 2-1/2 hours before play begins and closes one hour after play ends each day of tournament week. Especially seeking helpful, happy, smiling volunteers! Wednesday – Sunday

VOLUNTEER RADIO OPERATIONS (1a, 1b): Distribute, retrieve, and recharge all handheld radios issued to volunteers. Monitor all channel transmissions to answer or redirect questions and disseminate information as requested. Radio operations trailer will be operational 2 hours before play begins until 1 hour after play ends each day of tournament week. Wednesday – Sunday

VOLUNTEER SHUTTLES (1a, 1b): Drive volunteers in 12-passenger vans from the volunteer parking lot to the Volunteer Headquarters Tent and designated stops around the golf course. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license. Shuttle vans will be operational 2-1/2 hours prior to play until all volunteers are returned to the volunteer parking lot each evening of tournament week. Wednesday – Sunday

WALKING SCORERS (3, 4): Walk with a group and keep their score and specific statistics. A good understanding of the rules of golf and golf etiquette are required, along with a professional appearance and attitude. You must have the ability to walk 18 holes. You will be issued equipment which includes a data radio and battery in a fanny pack, and use a Palm hand-held device to enter the scores and statistical information for each hole. As part of your 3-day minimum requirement, you will be required to volunteer either the Wednesday or Thursday pro-am day. Also, there is a mandatory instructional session the weekend before the tournament. Wednesday – Sunday

1a. Morning shifts may begin as early as 5:00am.
1b. Evening shifts may end as late at 8:00pm.
2. This committee could be operational for approximately 10 days; before, during and after the tournament.
3. Assignment is outdoors, perhaps in the sun and heat.
4. Reserved for pre-appointed volunteers.