Volunteer Committee Descriptions

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the 2020 Bermuda Championship BF&M Volunteer Programme. We are very excited that you are considering volunteering for the tournament and becoming part of the best team of volunteers on the PGA TOUR! If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Baiunco at [email protected].

 

  • Committees & Shifts – Each volunteer is encouraged to work at least 3 shifts. Depending on the committee on which you serve, you will be assigned a shift that is approximately 4 to 6 hours long. There are generally two (2) shifts available per day. Please make sure you are able to work the entirety of your shift. Below are descriptions of the different committees that you can become involved with as a volunteer.

 

  • Age Requirements – Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age by October 1, 2020. However, there are select opportunities available for people between the ages of 13 and 17, which are outlined below.

 

  • COVID-19 Notice Please note, we have made some adjustments to our volunteer committees to ensure your safety at our tournament this October. The Bermuda Championship, our Volunteer Programme Sponsor BF&M, and the PGA TOUR want to emphasize that the health and safety of all is our number one priority. Competition committees currently open, fan-oriented committees on hold. Please reach out if you wish to be waitlisted for a committee that is on hold. Committee sizes are subject to change.

The PGA TOUR’s return to competition will require a safe and responsible environment for players, caddies, volunteers, staff, and all those involved in conducting a PGA TOUR Golf Tournament. Please review our COVID-19 notice to learn what we are doing to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.

‘A’ Team
* This committee is also open to junior volunteers

If you are willing to help in any volunteer role or want to experience volunteering in different areas each day, join the A-Team! These volunteers are placed among committees that need the most assistance to ensure a successful tournament. Tasks may include assisting as a Marshal, helping with admissions, and other various tasks. And the great thing is that you do not need to know how to do everything; training will be given with each assignment! Just come prepared to help out wherever is needed with an eager attitude.

 

Active Committee Days:

Monday-Sunday

Access Control

Work alongside the hired security company to ensure tournament guests have the proper credentials to enter various hospitality areas, as well as helping with golf course access for players and patrons. Volunteers will be provided with a credential board, showing which credentials are allowed at each access point.

 

Active Committee Days:

Thursday-Sunday

Caddie Hospitality

Handle professional caddie registration, maintain caddie area, responsible for distribution and collection of caddie bibs and towels, and provide a concierge service. Volunteers on this committee will not serve as caddies during the tournament.

 

Active Committee Days:

Monday – Tuesday (7:00 am start time)
Wednesday – Sunday (Morning shifts may begin as early as 6:00 am)

Marshals

This is a unique opportunity to see the action up close from inside the ropes. Volunteers provide crowd control along all golf course tee boxes, fairways, crosswalks, and greens. They also assist in locating player’s golf shots outside the ropes, maintain quiet during play, and ensure the safe passage of players from the green to the next tee. This committee requires standing outside for extended periods of time and volunteers should have a basic understanding of the rules and regulations of a golf course; however, this is not essential. View Marshal training guide.

 

Active Committee Days:

Wednesday – Sunday
*Marshals will be asked to work full day shifts (about 6 hours) / start times will depend on hole assignment

 

Watch a training video here.

Merchandise – COMMITTEE TO LAUNCH AT A LATER DATE

Assist with operating cash registers, customer service, and inventory inside the Merchandise area.

 

Active Committee Days:

Wednesday-Sunday

Practice Areas
* This committee is also open to junior volunteers

Manage the operation of the practice range and all other practice areas. Duties include, but not limited to, collecting, sorting and distributing range balls and placing the appropriate nameplate to identify each player.

 

Active Committee Days:

Monday-Sunday

*Morning shifts may begin as early as 5:45 am

Pro-Am

Volunteers will assist with the Pro-Am competition and make sure players have a memorable experience. Duties include registration of amateur players, helping guests to their assigned golf carts, and assisting with Pro-Am gifting.  

 

Active Committee Day:

Wednesday

*Must be available to work all day Wednesday. Signing up to work all Wednesday of the Pro-Am will suffice for your three (3) total required shifts. 

Product Distribution
* This committee is also open to junior volunteers

Stock and deliver on-course refreshments, ice and snacks to tee boxes and distribute daily pairing sheets. May require heavy lifting.

 

Active Committee Days:

Monday-Sunday

*Morning shifts may begin as early as 6:15 am

ShotLink Laser Operators

Volunteers will be trained on the ShotLink laser device, which measures and records shot data. This information is transmitted directly to the ShotLink truck and throughout the golf course. Golf knowledge is preferred. Check out our informative video HERE! Please note: All will have mandatory training on handheld devices and lasers at a time TBA.

 

Active Committee Days:

Wednesday-Sunday

*A commitment of 3 full days (6-hour shifts) is required, one of them being the Wednesday Pro-Am

Spectator Shuttles – COMMITTEE TO LAUNCH AT A LATER DATE

Help transport spectators via golf carts and provide assistance to those whose physical limitations prevent them from accessing the tournament course.

 

Active Committee Days:

Thursday-Sunday

TV Spotters

Provide on-course assistance to the Golf Channel in updating scoring information for TV coverage. Must be familiar with golf etiquette, course layout and the rules of golf. Must be able to walk 18 holes regardless of weather conditions and utilize two-way radio quickly and efficiently. Training will be provided.

 

Active Committee Days:

Thursday – Sunday

*A commitment of 4 full days (6-hour shifts) is required to volunteer as a TV Spotter

Volunteer Services – Radios and Golf Carts
* This committee is also open to junior volunteers

Responsible for assisting in the operation of the volunteer headquarters facility. This includes answering volunteer questions, assisting with check-in, conducting uniform exchanges, assisting meal service, and keeping the venue clean. This also includes the daily set-up and distribution of radios and golf carts during the tournament week.

 

Active Committee Days:

Monday-Sunday

*Morning shifts may begin as early as 6:30 am.

Walking Scorers

Record accurate hole-by-hole information for each player in the group and transmit this information to the PGA TOUR via a handheld scoring system. Mandatory training will be provided and must be completed in order to serve as a Walking Scorer. These volunteers must have a thorough understanding of golf and be able to walk 18 holes regardless of weather.

 

Active Committee Days:

Wednesday-Sunday

*A commitment of 3 full days (6-hour shifts) is required, one of them being the Wednesday Pro-Am

* Junior volunteer opportunities available for people between the ages of 13 and 17
** Committee dates, start times, and sizes are subject to change. 

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