2021 Volunteer Committee Descriptions
There are many different volunteer positions available for people of all ages. The committee descriptions will help you to determine the area in which you would like to volunteer. Please note that some committees require training prior to the tournament. When volunteer committees are assigned, priority is given to returning volunteers and then on the basis of when online registration was received. We will do our best to place you in your first choice committee, but this is not always possible.
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. Full day shifts are preferred.
ShotLink Location Based Operators: These 3 important functions of the ShotLink scoring system enables real-time distance data and statistics to be delivered to scoreboards, TV broadcast, internet and mobile device applications. It requires a basic knowledge of the game of golf, as well as a commitment to timeliness, accuracy, and attention to detail.
1. Laser Operators: The Laser Operator role is responsible for using a laser rangefinder to track the landing position of shots on and around the fairway. Laser operators are stationed on a fairway and should be physically able to stand at their laser position for the duration of their shift in potentially varied weather conditions. Laser operators should be comfortable with technology and focused on capturing data in a timely but accurate manner. Laser Operators are required to complete approximately 1-hour of online training, 1-hour virtual training session and 30-minutes hands-on training during the Wednesday Pro-Am, April 21, 2021.
2. Tablet Operator: The Tablet Operator role is divided into 3 specific roles: Fairway Quick Tablet Operator; Greenside Quick Tablet Operator and Greenside Camera Tablet Operator. Each position is responsible for using a handheld tablet device to plot the ending position of shots. Tablet operators are expected to be mobile and walk around the green as necessary to gain accurate insight into ball location. Tablet operators should be physically fit, capable of standing/walking for the duration of their shift in a variety of weather conditions. A one-hour online training course and an additional one-hour in-person training session prior to tournament week are required. Tablet Operators are required to complete approximately 1-hour of online training, 1-hour virtual training session and 30-minutes hands-on training during the Wednesday Pro-Am, April 21, 2021.
3. Spotter (NEW): The Spotter positions assist the fairway operators with locating ball positions and identifying situations where the player’s shot may be obstructed. This position requires a basic knowledge of the game of golf, as well as a commitment to timeliness, accuracy, and attention to detail. Spotters are expected to be mobile and walk as necessary to locate shots in their designated area (normally 1 side of a golf hole). Spotters should be physically fit and capable of standing/walking for the duration of their shift in a variety of weather conditions. On-course training on Wednesday of tournament week is also available (Confirm with Chairperson). The ShotLink Advance staff will provide orientation for this role on-site in conjunction with the committee chairperson.
Fan Safety Ambassador (NEW): This newly created committee will be responsible for promoting safety policies onsite. They will carry a special “mask up” sign around all heavy traffic areas and walk with marquee groups during play. They should be knowledgeable of layout of the golf course and able to stand/walk for most of the day.
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.
Driving Range Marshal: 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.
Player Transportation: UPDATED for 2021: This committee will volunteer the majority of their time at the New Orleans Armstrong Airport (MSY), shuttling cars, providing cars and taking returned cars from PGA TOUR players. Each TOUR player will receive their own courtesy vehicle to use during Tournament week. Some on-site help will be needed during tournament at TPC Louisiana. Volunteers must be 25 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. Shifts are determined by Player Transportation Captain based on Player’s incoming/departing 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.)
Walking Scorer: The Walking Scorer role is a prestigious and critical ShotLink volunteer position that requires mental and physical stamina, attention to detail, and a thorough understanding of the game of golf. The Walking Scorer accompanies a group of up to 4 players in order to keep their score, track specific statistics, and provide real-time data capture that informs all aspects of the ShotLink system. Walking scorers should have the physical ability to easily keep pace with their group across all 18 holes without a break and in varying weather conditions. They should be comfortable using a handheld digital device to record each shot, as well as the voice radio with a headset that allows for constant communication with the ShotLink staff. Walking Scorer volunteers are required to complete a 1- hour online training course, a 1-hour virtual training before tournament and MUST be available for the Wednesday pro-am and at least two additional tournament days. Preferred weekend tee times are scheduled based on seniority.