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SHO and Tell: The Latest on The Shell Houston Open
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2016 Volunteer Opportunities
On-line registration begins Jan. 15 at noon

(All volunteers must be at least 21 years of age)

Flying Squad (This committee operates Wednesday – Sunday)

The Flying Squad will have varied tasks which could include, but are not limited to, assisting with transition of players, gallery control, course evacuation, and spectator and cart traffic control, etc.

Gallery Marshals (This committee operates Wednesday – Sunday)

Serve as Goodwill Ambassadors of the tournament by providing information to spectators/patrons, etc.   Gallery Marshals will be assigned to a specific hole/location on the course.  They provide gallery control to ensure safety and ease of movement for players, caddies and officials by controlling noise and gallery activities, ball spotting, evacuation assistance and they also monitor and address cell phone/camera usage in and around areas that could potentially disrupt play.  Actual shifts are approximately 5+ hours and start/end time will vary depending on hole assignments and starting tee times.  Gallery marshals are not required on Monday and Tuesday.

Hospitality (This committee operates Thursday – Sunday)

These volunteers assists committee officials with greeting/welcoming guests and checking credentials at private entrances to hospitality suites.  Provide information and assistance to hospitality suite holders and assist the Marshals with noise control during tournament play.

Lasers/ShotLink (This committee operates Thursday – Sunday)

Operate laser measurement devices on fairways and greenside to provide on-course, real time data input to the PGA TOUR's ShotLink Scoring and Statistics System.  ShotLink lasers are similar to survey equipment.  Thursday and Friday shifts are approximately 5+ hours for both morning and afternoon tee times.  Saturday and Sunday shifts are approximately 8 hours with one wave of tee times.  Actual start/end times will vary depending on hole assignment and/or tournament delays.

Committee Requirements:  First time ShotLink volunteers MUST attend a mandatory training on Saturday, March 26 and approximately 1 hour between 10 AM – 2 PM on Wednesday, March 30 for a practice session.

Practice Areas (This committee operates Monday – Sunday)

Volunteers will prepare and staff the practice range as well as the chipping and putting areas. In addition, volunteers will pick-up, clean and re-distribute the golf balls, place signs by participants and provide overall marshal services for the practice areas.

Roping (This committee operates Thursday, March 24 – Wednesday, March 30)

This is primarily a pre-tournament opportunity to assist committee officials with the installation of ropes, stakes & barricades which provide gallery control, player safety, etc.

Television (This committee operates Thursday – Sunday)

Assist television crews during on air coverage. Volunteers are needed to assist with scoring, spotting and or driving camera operators. Volunteers must work all 4 days and be able to walk all 18 holes.

Transitions (This committee operates Wednesday – Sunday)

Manage and direct player and spectator traffic in specific transitional areas.

Transportation (This committee operates Sunday – Sunday)

Assist in transporting players, their families and VIP guests to and from hotel, golf course and airport.   Shifts are available as early as the Friday BEFORE tournament week through the Monday AFTER. Must have a valid driver’s license and agree to a background check to include driving record. 

Volunteer Hospitality (This committee operates Wednesday – Sunday)

This committee will be responsible for maintaining the volunteer tent and keeping the area clean and comfortable for all volunteers. They will assist the committee chairman in managing the snack distribution, keeping the coffee service stocked and ready each day and helping direct volunteers to their respective check in areas.

SHO and Tell: The Latest on The Shell Houston Open
SHO and Tell: The Latest on The Shell Houston Open
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