Volunteers

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Meijer LPGA Classic  for Simply Give

Committee Descriptions

 

 

About Volunteering:

Volunteering for the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give is a great way to give back to the community. Over the past 6 years, the event has donated over $5.2 million to Simply Give and its food pantry partners. We are looking for friendly, positive, welcoming individuals to be part of our volunteer team. There is role for everyone! This is a unique opportunity to participate in the inner-workings of a professional golf tournament while getting an up-close view of the immense skill of these professional athletes. 

 

Admissions

Responsibilities include greeting spectators, scanning tickets, selling tickets for entry, distributing will-call tickets, assisting spectators with any issues and answering questions regarding directions, pairings and any other tournament related information.

Physical Effort: LOW

Active Days: Tuesday-Sunday of tournament week. (Indoor committee) 

Carts & Shuttles

Responsibilities include shuttling volunteers and players to and from their course location, providing shuttle service for designated spectators, and charging carts at the end of the day.

Physical Effort: MODERATE – able to get in and out of a golf cart easily, can sit for longer periods of time.

Active Days: Monday-Sunday of tournament week. (Outdoor committee)

Driving Range (Blythefield & Boulder Creek)

Responsibilities include providing a suitable driving range for all contestants, changing player nameplates, maintaining supplies such as range balls, beverages and controlling access to the range.

Physical Effort: MODERATE – able to stand, bend and pick-up golf balls.

Active Days: Monday-Sunday of tournament week. (Outdoor committee; with limited tent coverage)

Discovery Land:

Responsibilities include monitoring supply levels of product, assisting children with crafts or activities planned for the day and keeping Discovery Land clean for the next guest. *Background check required

Physical Effort: MODERATE – able to bend and pick-up items, stand for long periods of time.

Active Days: Wednesday-Sunday of tournament week. (Indoor committee)

Floating Marshal

Must be knowledgeable in golf etiquette. Have adequate vison and hearing, be able to walk to and from marshal assignment. May be assigned to one hole, multiple holes or to walk with a high profile player group to provide additional marshal support where needed during play. Responsibilities include ensuring fair play among all participants as well as safety for spectators, providing ball spotting to players and controlling the movement and conversations of spectators while maintaining an enjoyable environment. Hole Marshals are stationed at each tee, green, landing zone and player crossovers, and may rotate stations during shifts, as needed. * Committee specific training will be provided prior to event.

Physical Effort: MODERATE – able to walk to and from marshal hole assignment and able to stand for long periods of time. (Bringing a small chair during down times is recommended)

Active Days: Wednesday-Sunday of tournament week. (Outdoor committee)

Grand Taste & Grand Taste Garden

Responsibilities include greeting spectators, checking tickets and I.D’s, distributing wristbands and commemorative glasses and answering questions regarding directions, pairings and any other tournament related information. 

Physical Effort: MODERATE – able to stand for long periods of time.

Active Days: Friday-Sunday of tournament week. (Outdoor committee; under a tent)

Hole Marshals

Must be knowledgeable in golf etiquette, have adequate vison and hearing, be able to be able to walk to and from marshal assignment. Responsibilities include ensuring fair play among all participants as well as safety for spectators, providing ball spotting to players and controlling the movement and conversations of spectators while maintaining an enjoyable environment. Hole Marshals are stationed at each tee, green, landing zone and player crossovers, and may rotate stations during shifts, as needed. *Committee specific training will be provided prior to event.

Physical Effort: MODERATE – able to walk to and from marshal hole assignment and able to stand for long periods of time. (Bringing a small chair during down times is recommended)

Active Days: Wednesday-Sunday of tournament week. (Outdoor committee)

Hospitality

Responsibilities include checking credentials, welcoming sponsors and other guests as they enter their designated hospitality suite. Distributing wristbands and pairing sheets and answering questions regarding direction, parings and any other tournament related information. Assist marshals with controlling spectator conversation and movement during play.

Physical Effort: MODERATE – able to stand for long periods of time.

Active Days: Thursday-Sunday of tournament week. (Outdoor committee; if stationed in suites- covered by a tent)

Marshal Pool

Specific hole location will be assigned where needed to cover marshal volunteer shortages. Must be knowledgeable in golf etiquette, have adequate vision and hearing, be able to walk to and from marshal hole assignment, and be able to stand for extended periods of time. Responsibilities include ensuring fair play among all participants as well as safety for spectators, providing ball spotting to players and controlling the movement and conversations of spectators while maintaining an enjoyable environment. Hole Marshals are stationed at each tee, green, landing zone and player crossovers, and may rotate stations during shifts, as needed. * Committee specific training will be provided prior to event.

Physical Effort: MODERATE – able to walk to and from marshal hole assignment and able to stand for long periods of time (Bringing a small chair to use during down times is recommended)

Active Days: Wednesday-Sunday of tournament week. (Outdoor committee)

Media Center

Responsibilities include assisting Tournament Staff with general operations of the Media Center. Assisting with checking in members of the media, clipping articles and interviews, and any other duties as assigned by the Tournament Staff.

Physical Effort: LOW

Active Days: Monday-Sunday of tournament week. (Indoor committee)

Pro-Am

Responsibilities include assisting Tournament Staff with amateur registration, golf bag drop, gifting area, and assembling/distributing gift bags and other responsibilities that may arise. Assist with the Pro-Am shopping experience and organization of completed shopping bags. Assisting groups participating in the Pro-Am, including driving carts, and various other related duties as needed.

Physical Effort: MODERATE- able to lift shopping bags and bend. 

Active Days: Monday-Wednesday of tournament week. (Outdoor & indoor committee)

Scoring Central

Responsibilities include receiving and verifying scores via radio from walking scorers, entering scored into Golf Channel leaderboard computer, and calling for LPGA Rules officials when requested. Substantial golf knowledge is required; minimal computer skills and ability to use radio are preferred.

Physical Effort: LOW

Active Days: Thursday-Sunday of tournament week. (Indoor committee)

Scoring Tents

Responsibilities include reviewing and collecting all official scorecards from each professional group ensuring all cards are signed. Scoring Tents located off the 9th and 18th greens.

Physical Effort: LOW

Active Days: Thursday-Sunday of tournament week. (Outdoor committee; under a tent)

Standard Bearers

Responsibilities include carrying a 4ft standard (scoring sign) inside the ropes for an entire round working closely with the Walking Scorer and updating the standard after each hole with player scores. Volunteers should be at least 13 years old and able to walk 18 holes while carrying the 10lb standard. A holster is provided to support the standard while walking the course.

Knowledge about golf is helpful. * Committee specific training will be provided prior to event. **NOTE morning shift tee times may finish in the afternoon.

Physical Effort: HIGH – must be able to walk 18 holes, unassisted with a 10lb standard.

Active Days: Thursday-Sunday of tournament week. (Outdoor committee)

Supply Distribution

Responsibilities include distributing and replenishing product such as water, soda, and snacks throughout the course, starter tents and clubhouse as needed.

Physical Effort: HIGH – able to lift cases of water, product and other heavy supply items.

Active Days: Sunday (pre-event) – Sunday of tournament week. (Outdoor committee)

Television

Substantial golf knowledge is required. Responsibilities include assisting Golf Channel staff in the production of the tournament telecast. Television volunteer assignments include spotters, cart drivers and camera assistants. Physically demanding. *Note: Volunteers should be willing to commit to Thursday through Sunday shifts (4 shifts total), generally beginning at 12:30 PM, to support the Golf Channel’s televised schedule. Training will be held before the first shift on Thursday afternoon.

Physical Effort: HIGH – physically demanding including bending, lifting, and standing to support TV crew.

Active Days: Thursday-Sunday of tournament week. (Outdoor committee)

Tournament Office

Responsibilities include assisting the Tournament Staff with general office duties, projects, and errands; answering phones, receiving and logging tournament packages.

Physical Effort: LOW

Active Days: Monday-Sunday of tournament week. (Indoor committee)

Transportation

Responsibilities include transporting players, staff, and VIPs to various locations (including hotel, airport, and private housing) and other errands as needed in courtesy vehicles provided by the tournament.  *NOTE: Background check required. Must be 25 years of age, provide a copy of your valid driver’s license, complete required driver information during volunteer registration, and be familiar with the roads and landmarks of the Grand Rapids area.

Physical Effort: LOW TO MODERATE- may need to assist with loading items into vans.

Active Days: Sunday-Sunday of tournament week. (Indoor committee)

Volunteer Services

Responsibilities include daily volunteer check-in, radio distribution, answering volunteer questions, assisting with uniform distribution and maintaining a comfortable central location for volunteers.

Physical Effort: MODERATE – able to move boxes, bend and sort merchandise.

Active Days: Friday prior to tournament week -Sunday of tournament week. (Indoor committee).

Walking Scorer

Responsibilities include walking inside the ropes for an entire round, marking each stroke shot by shot, hole by hole on a wireless handheld palm device for each player in their assigned group, reporting scores at the end of each hole to Scoring Central, and keeping Standard Bearers updated with current scores.

Physical Effort: HIGH – must be able to walk 18 holes unassisted.

Active Days: Thursday-Sunday of tournament week. (Outdoor committee)