2017 Volunteer Committee Descriptions
We will do our best to place you in your first choice of committee, but this is not always possible. When volunteer committees are assigned, priority is given to returning volunteers and then on the basis of when volunteer payment was received.
In order to receive the complimentary round of golf at TPC Louisiana, each Volunteer must work the equivalent of two (2) full days (8-12 hours each day) or four (4) half days (4-6 hours each day). Hours depend on committee assignment.
Laser Operators – ShotLink: This committee will be stationed on fairways and behind greens on platforms with laser equipment to track and record professionals’ shots. Mandatory training will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Optional hands-on training will be available on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 but will not count as a shift worked. Due to the ShotLink/Laser Operator shortages, we will make every attempt to honor your schedule requests; however, there are no guarantees. AM shift is 6:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and the PM shift is from 12:30 p.m. – end of play (roughly 6:30 p.m.)
On-Course Marshal (Holes 1-18): Marshals provide assistance with crowd and noise control at all tee boxes, greens, and fairways, as well as heavily trafficked areas and player crossings on-course. AM shift is from 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and the PM shift is from 12:00 p.m. – end of play (roughly 6:30 p.m.)
Marshal – Driving Range: Driving Range Marshals provide assistance with crowd control at all practice areas including driving range, practice greens and player crossing areas around the Clubhouse. Driving Range Marshals will be accepted and scheduled with first priority to returning volunteers. Due to On-Course Marshal shortage, once the Driving Range Marshal committee is filled registered volunteers will be assigned On-Course Marshal duty. AM shift is from 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and the PM shift is from 12:00 p.m. – end of play (roughly 6:30 p.m.)
Player Transportation: This committee will transport the PGA TOUR Players and their families to and from TPC Louisiana using courtesy vehicles. Volunteers must be 21 years of age with a good driving record and a valid driver’s license. During registration you will be asked to enter your driver’s license number; driving records will be checked. Volunteers must be very knowledgeable of the route to and from the golf course as well as downtown New Orleans. Volunteers must work a minimum of six hours per day. Additional help is needed Friday, Saturday and Sunday before tournament week, however, these days will not count as shift worked for the round of golf. Shifts are determined by Player Transportation Captain and necessary pick-up/drop-off schedules.
Scoring Trailer: This committee assists the PGA TOUR Staff at the scoring area located at #9 green. AM shift is from 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and the PM shift is from 12:00 p.m. – end of play (roughly 6:30 p.m.)
Standard Bearer: This committee will walk 18-holes inside the ropes and must be able to carry an aluminum sign (includes a harness for easy carrying access) to post the Player’s score summary. Training will be provided before first shift and knowledge of golf scoring is necessary. Shifts are based on tee times. One 18-hole shift is considered a full day. Preferred weekend tee times are scheduled based on seniority.
Walking Scorer: Limited to experienced, returning volunteers only. This committee will walk 18-holes inside the ropes. They will carry a handheld computer device (Palm-pilot) and input scores and statistics into it. The scorer will also have radio contact with the PGA TOUR staff. Must have knowledge of golf and be able to walk 18 holes. Mandatory training will be provided on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at TPC Louisiana. Shifts are based on tee times. One 18-hole shift is considered a full day. Preferred weekend tee times are scheduled based on seniority.