2024 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.
NEW: Competition Support – ShotLink Mobile Spotter (SMS) (Formerly ShotLink) As ShotLink transitions into its most recent development (ShotLink 2.0), the LBO role will transition as well. Under Competition Support (which still includes the Walking Scorer committee), the LBO and Spotter committee will now merge and become one committee – ShotLink Mobile Spotters
(SMS). This new committee is essential to ShotLink being able to collect and distribute real time scoring and statistical data. ShotLink will now feature a PGA TOUR On-Course Scoring Tech on Par 4’s, Par 5’s and some Par 3’s when necessary. Under the leadership of the Scoring Tech, the ShotLink Mobile Spotters will help locate and flag shots that miss the fairway/green, assist with ball flight from the tee, and relay pertinent information to the Scoring Tech such as penalty situations, obstructed shots, and detailed from locations. This new role will help deliver real-time distance data and statistics to be immediately computed and distributed to Scoreboards, TV, Internet, Gaming, and Mobile Applications. Volunteers should have a basic knowledge of the game of golf and a commitment to timeliness, accuracy, and attention to detail. Effective teamwork and communication are essential in this role. All Mobile Spotters should be physically able to walk around their assigned hole for the duration of their shift in potentially varied weather conditions. Quickly locating shots not in view for the Scoring Tech or Camera System is a key function of this role as it is vital to be able to gain accurate insight into the location of each shot. Requirements to be a Competition Support ShotLink Mobile Spotter: (1) must complete a short online training course, (2) must attend a short virtual or in-person training session prior to tournament week, (3) must complete ShotLink Disclosure form during registration, (4) must be 18 or older.
Competition Support: Walking Scorer: The Walking Scorer role is a prestigious and critical 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 three players in order to keep their score, track specific statistics, and capture real-time data that informs all aspects of the ShotLink system. Requirements to be a Competition Support Walking Scorer: (1) Walking Scorers must have the physical ability to easily keep pace with their group across all 18 holes without a break and in varying weather conditions. For reference 18 holes will vary from 5-6 miles or roughly 10,000 steps. (2) 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. (3) Walking Scorers are required, due to new software version, to complete a 1- hour online training course, a 1-hour in-person training that occurs prior to tournament week and should be available for the Wednesday pro-am and at least two additional tournament days.
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.
Gallery Management (Formerly On-Course Marshals): Gallery Management Ambassadors are given a unique inside and outside the ropes tournament experience. They are responsible for managing gallery noise & traffic; ensuring the safety of our guests by reinforcing health & safety policies; leading by example; and providing a world class guest experience. Gallery Management Ambassadors are assigned to the teeing area, fairway and green of a specific hole (1-18), or to high traffic areas such as practice locations, cross walks, and hospitality areas. Will also serve as the evacuation committee should the weather become dangerous. Volunteers will be on their feet throughout the shift and will need to be able to walk to and from their post each day. Volunteers will be assigned to a specific hole once their application is received, assignment will be based on availability and group affiliation.
Player Car Shuttle Committee: Each PGA TOUR player will receive their own courtesy vehicle to use during Tournament week. This committee volunteers the majority of their time at the New Orleans Armstrong Airport (MSY), shuttling cars, providing cars and taking returned cars from PGA TOUR players. This committee moves all the vehicles to and from the Lexus dealership before and after the tournament. 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 and departing schedules.
Scoring Area #9: 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 with the Professional group. Volunteer must be able to carry an aluminum sign (includes a harness for assistance) to post each team’s score summary. Shifts are based on tee times. Preferred weekend times based on seniority.