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Reigstration to volunteer for the 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give is now open!

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Mancini at scott.mancini@octagon.com.

 

Meijer LPGA Classic  for Simply Give

Committee Descriptions

 

Admissions/Will Call

Responsibilities include selling tickets, distributing “Will Call” tickets, scanning tickets for entry, assisting spectators with special needs, answering questions regarding directions, pairings, and any other Tournament related information. Shift assignments at on-site and/or off-site Admissions/Will Call locations.

Ambassadors

Responsibilities include greeting spectators and distributing program guides, pairing sheets, course maps, and other items as they enter the tournament; answering questions regarding directions, pairings, and any other Tournament related information.

* Must be able to stand for extended periods of time outside and have a positive, friendly attitude at all times when interacting with spectators.

Caddie Barn

Responsibilities include assisting with caddie registration, distributing and collecting caddie bibs, organizing nameplates, managing and maintaining caddies’ hospitality area, and assisting the professional caddies throughout the Tournament.

Carts & Shuttles

Responsibilities include distributing golf carts to authorized volunteers and tournament staff, shuttling volunteers to their course location, providing shuttle service for designated spectators, and charging vehicles at the end of the day.

* Must be knowledgeable in golf etiquette and able to operate a golf cart.

Driving Range

Responsibilities include distributing range balls and placing the appropriate player’s nameplate in front of her practice tee box. Shift assignments at on-site and/or off-site driving range locations.

* Must be able to bend or stand for extended periods of time, and have a positive, friendly attitude when interacting with players.

Floating/Roaming Marshal Pool

Responsibilities include assisting other marshals both on and off course, as needed.

* Must be knowledgeable in golf etiquette, be able to walk to and from assignments, have adequate vision and hearing, and be able to stand for extended periods of time. Feel free to bring a small chair to use during down times.

**Committee specific training will be provided prior to the event.

Grand Taste

The Meijer LPGA Grand Taste is a three-day grand tasting event that Meijer will host in conjunction with the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club. It will be held during tournament rounds Friday-Sunday – offering fans who have purchased an upgraded ticket a complimentary food and beverage sampling experience the represents the best of West Michigan and Meijer. Volunteers are needed to help with sampling, loading in and out of restaurants, and any other responsibilities that may arise.

Hole Marshals

Responsibilities include ensuring fair play among all participants and the safety of all spectators. Marshals are stationed on each tee and green, landing areas, and player crossovers.

* Must be knowledgeable in golf etiquette, be able to walk to and from hole location assignments, have adequate vision and hearing, and be able to stand for extended periods of time. Feel free to bring a small chair to use during down times.

**Committee specific training will be provided prior to the event.

Hospitality

Responsibilities include welcoming sponsors and other guests as they enter their designated hospitality suite, ensuring that guests entering hospitality suites have proper credentials; distributing wristbands, program guides, and pairing sheets, answering questions regarding directions, pairings, and any other Tournament related information, controlling spectator conversation and movement, and ensuring players are not disturbed during play.

Shift Schedules: Thursday – Sunday

* Must be able to stand for extended periods of time outside.

Media

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

Player Services

Responsibilities include locker room set-up, player registration, preparing and distributing player information packets and other items, distributing player mail and packages, answering various player requests, and assisting with locker room maintenance.

* Women ONLY committee.

Pro-Am Administration

Responsibilities include assisting Tournament Staff with amateur registration and bag drop, staff gift area, and assembling/distributing gift bags. Will be assigned to second committee in order to complete required number of volunteer shifts.

Shift Schedules: Tuesday – Wednesday

Pro-Am Operations

Assisting groups participating in the Pro-Am, including driving carts, caddie, and various other related duties. Will be assigned to second committee in order to complete required number of volunteer shifts.

Shift Schedules: Tuesday – Wednesday

*Must be knowledgeable in golf etiquette, able to operate a golf cart, and able to lift heavy objects.

Scoring Central
Responsibilities include obtaining scores via radio from walking scorers and entering player names & scores into leaderboard computer.

* Must have substantial golf knowledge and basic computer skills

Scoring Tents

Stationed in the scoring tent/trailer at the 1st and 10th holes; will obtain signed scorecards from the players after they have completed their round. The tournament staff will provide a dual –copier/fax to assist with making these duties more efficient.

Standard Bearers

Responsibilities include carrying a 4’ standard (sign) inside the ropes for an entire round and updating the standard with each player’s score after finishing each hole. A holster is provided to rest the standard in while walking the course.

Standard bearers are not allowed to use any electronic devices, including cell phones or iPods.

Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Physically demanding.

* Must have knowledge of golf etiquette and have endurance and strength to walk 18 holes while carrying a standard.

**Committee specific training will be provided prior to the event.

Supply Distribution

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

* Must be knowledgeable in golf etiquette, able to lift heavy objects, and able to operate a golf cart.

Television

Assisting the television network staff in production of telecast. Substantial golf knowledge is required; physically demanding.

Tournament Office

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

Shift schedule begins the Wednesday before tournament week and runs through the end of the Tournament.

* Must have basic computer skills.

Transportation

Responsible for 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.

Shift Schedules – Sunday before tournament through Monday after tournament.

* Must be 25 years of age, provide a copy of your valid driver’s license, and complete required driver information during volunteer registration.

**Transportation volunteers may also be needed on the Saturday and Sunday before the Tournament and Monday after the Tournament.

Volunteer Services

Responsible for staffing Volunteer Headquarters and maintaining a comfortable working environment for the volunteers. Volunteers maybe needed prior to tournament week to distribute uniforms to all volunteers. Exact date/times will be provided.

Walking Scorers

Responsibilities include marking each stroke, score, and statistic 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.

Shifts are randomly assigned. Physically demanding.

* Must be knowledgeable of golf etiquette, have fundamental knowledge of golf terms, and be able to walk 18 holes.

**Committee specific training will be provided prior to the event.