2023 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.
Competition Support: Location Based Operators: (Formerly ShotLink) Experience the Zurich Classic of New Orleans from inside the ropes! This committee is responsible for measuring and recording the location and distance of every shot hit during the tournament using the ShotLink scoring system. The measurements enable real-time distance data and statistics to be delivered to scoreboards, TV broadcasts, the internet, and mobile device applications. Volunteers on this committee are assigned to one of three roles: Laser Operators, Tablet Operators, and Rovers. It requires a basic knowledge of the game of golf, as well as a commitment to timeliness, accuracy, and attention to detail.
Laser Operators use 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.
Tablet Operators use a handheld tablet device to plot the ending position of shots. Tablet operators are expected to be mobile and walk around the fairways or greens as necessary to gain an 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.
Rovers are responsible for providing support to the Location-Based operators on a specific golf hole to provide breaks, answer questions, and assist as needed.
A one-hour online training course, a one-hour in-person training session, and on-course training on Wednesday of tournament week are required. Volunteers must be 18+ years old and must sign a Disclosure Form. This committee works all-day shifts outside.
Competition Support: Spotter: (Formerly ShotLink Spotters) Volunteers in this committee will work inside the ropes and assist fellow Location-Based Operators in locating player’s shots in and around the fairways, or greens and identifying situations where players’ shots may be obstructed. Volunteers must be 18+ years old and must sign a Disclosure Form. This Committee works all-day shifts outside.
Competition Support: Walking Scorer: The Walking Scorer role is a critical volunteer position that requires mental and physical stamina, attention to detail, and understanding of the game of golf. Scorers accompany a group consisting of two two-man teams, 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. For reference, 18 holes will vary from 5-6 miles or roughly 10,000 steps. 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 an online training course, attend a 1-hour in-person training the weekend before tournament, and should be available for the Wednesday Pro-Am for in-person practice. Volunteers must be 18+ years old and must sign a Disclosure Form.
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 Transportation: 2023 plan is still TBD: In 2022 this committee volunteered 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. 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.)
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.