Volunteers
February 23 - March 1, 2015

Volunteers

Volunteer Committees

Committee descriptions to help determine the position you would like to volunteer for.

Admissions

Ticket sales and credential checking at tournament entrances. Issue proper credentials to members of allied organizations.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Caddies

Register the professional caddies, maintain the caddie area, distribute and collect caddie bibs and towels.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Cart Control

Maintain and distribute golf carts, incl. charging/preparation of carts for the next day. Shifts begin at 5am.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Child Care

Assist the PGA TOUR staff in providing childcare for the children of the players. Background checks required. Must be 17 years of age or older.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Communications

Answer incoming telephone calls, provide information, direct calls to other areas. Organize and control radios and cell phones, including check-out, check-in, and charging.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Corporate Display

Assist in set up and delivery of sponsors items and equipment to vendor tents. After completion of tournament, assist vendors with removal of items. This is an outdoor position which requires some heavy lifting. Only 4 - 5 volunteers needed.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Courtesy Check

Maintain checkpoint for spectators’ cell phones, pagers, cameras, handbags. Log items and provide claim checks to spectators to retrieve items upon exit.

  • Days Needed
  • Tuesday - Sunday

Fan Enhancements

In the interactive fan zone for adults and children, monitor crowds and keep lines moving at inflatables, rock wall, etc.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Hospitality

Assist as hosts for sponsors/guests; direct all guests to their correct locations. Control access to hospitality areas by verifying proper credentials, maintain noise control, and manage Hospitality Will Call.

  • Days Needed
  • Wednesday - Sunday

Locker Room

Assist players in locker room to ensure first-class concierge services are provided. Assist in delivering all shipped items to locker room, stock coolers and snacks, maintain adequate supplies of sundries.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Leaderboard & Scoreboard

Post scores of the leaders on the 18th Hole Floating Leaderboard and assist the Official Tournament Scoreboard calligrapher.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Marshals

Provide spectator control along all golf course tee boxes, fairways, crosswalks, and greens.  Spot and protect players’ balls that are outside the ropes.  Maintain quiet during a player’s stroke.  Prevent unauthorized photography.  Ensure safe passage of players from the green to the next tee.  Assist with course evacuation if needed. Work directly with Mobile Device Task Force (MDTF) to ensure compliance with cell phone/camera rules, advise spectators of designated cell phone areas, and contact MDTF team member should their assistance be necessary. Marshals should NOT confiscate cell phones, but will kindly remind spectators to keep phones on silent, use them in designated areas, no photography, etc.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Advance Marshals

Assigned to a group of players and accompany them for the entire eighteen holes. Walk ahead of the players to ensure access to tee boxes, cross walks, and green exits are properly manned by hole marshals and there is nothing that impedes access to these areas. Also marshaling the transition areas from 18th green to 1st tee and 9th green to 10th tee. Assist with course evacuation as needed. Must be able to walk eighteen holes.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Mobile Device Task Force

Ensure spectators are aware of cell phone policy and direct them to place/receive calls in designated cell phone zones. Approach patrons who disrupt play with a mobile device and provide them a claim check to retrieve their device at courtesy check upon their departure. Must be able to walk or stand for long periods and be diplomatic when approaching spectators. Will work closely with marshals/advance marshals.

  • Days Needed
  • Wednesday - Sunday

Player Registration

  • RESTRICTED*

Practice Facilities

Maintain spectator control & assist players at the tournament practice range & putting green. Prevent unauthorized photography. Work directly with Mobile Device Task Force (MDTF) to ensure compliance with cell phone/camera rules, and contact MDTF should their assistance be required to confiscate device.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Pro Ams

Greet, register and provide information to amateur contestants. Assist with amateur golf bags. Assemble and distribute gift packages to amateurs. Assist with the verification of handicaps and scoring.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Product Control & Distribution

Receive, control, distribute pairing sheets, programs, and on course refreshments for use by the players. Receive, distribute supplies for vendors and tournament employees. Requires lifting.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Resident Shuttle

Provide transportation to/from tournament for PGA National residents. Drive small passenger vans to designated pickup areas within PGA National. Valid driver license required.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Shotlink Lasers

Assist at stations in the fairway and at the green on assigned hole to track the location of each player's ball using a laser sighting device. Easy to follow instructions will be provided.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Spectator Information

Answer questions, direct spectators and hospitality patrons, and provide general information.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Standard Bearers

Walk with assigned group of golfers for the entire round and display their scores in relation to par on a Scoring Standard. This position is a great opportunity for teenagers or parents & children. For the "Walk With A Parent" program, only one child (under the age of 13) per parent/guardian permitted.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Starters

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Tournament Office

Beginning three weeks before the tournament, support tournament staff by answering phones, assembling invitations, mailing tickets, and performing various office duties.  Some assistance will also be needed in mid-January. Only 4-5 volunteers needed. Priority is given to previous tournament office volunteers.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Transportation

Inventory/distribution of vehicles to PGA TOUR players and special guests. Includes airport pick up/drop off for players and shuttle transportation for volunteers. Some assistance needed in January to help procure vehicles. Valid driver license required.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

TV Liaison

Provide on course assistance to both Television Networks and Satellite Radio. Must be able to walk a minimum of 9 holes.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Volunteer Headquarters

Maintain volunteer headquarters in the hotel, provide information and set up/clean up for food/beverages, stock drink coolers, distribute and collect lunch chits.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Uniform Distribution

Distribute volunteer uniforms prior to the tournament week. Sell additional shirts as available. Assist in production of volunteer badges. May also be needed tournament week for uniform sales in Volunteer HQ.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Uniform Sales

Uniform and merchandise sales during tournament week in Volunteer HQ. May require some early morning hours.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Walking Scorers

Walk with assigned group of players during Pro-Am and Tournament rounds, entering stroke, scoring, and statistical information into a hand-held device. Wednesday required for ALL walking scorer volunteers.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

Will Call

Serve as a distribution center at an off-site location for hospitality credentials and grounds passes reserved for guests of Players, Officials, Sponsors, Tournament and PGA TOUR Staff, and members of the Media.

  • Days Needed
  • Closed

* Due to the limited number of volunteers required for this position, only those who have worked on this committee during a previous Honda Classic, or have spoken directly with the respective Committee Chairperson may apply.

  • Title Sponsor

    Honda

  • Founders Club Partner

    Tire Kingdom

  • PGA National Resort and Spa

  • PGA TOUR FedEx Cup

  • City of Palm Beach Gardens