Caves Valley Golf Club
Owings Mills, MD
July 11-16, 2017

Volunteer Committee Descriptions

Admissions / Will Call   

Sell tickets and exchange coupons at admission gate. Assist with security check of credentials and personal items, sell Official Championship Programs and distribute Daily Pairings Guides to spectators at all entrance gates. Committee days: Tuesday - Sunday

Caddie Services

Register professional caddies. Distribute towels, issue caddie bibs, and oversee the caddie hospitality. Committee days: Monday - Sunday

Corporate Hospitality / Patriot’s Outpost

Greet guests and check credentials at entrances to sponsored hospitality locations. Assist Marshals with noise control when players are approaching hospitality areas. This position may require some or occasional standing. Committee days: Thursday - Sunday

Course Prep

Rope and stake course and all ancillary areas as specified. Committee will install stakes & ropes before the Championship, maintain rope lines throughout Championship week, and remove stakes & ropes after the Championship. Must be willing to work outside and perform physical labor as this committee requires significant lifting. Much of committee’s work is accomplished the week prior to the event: July 8th – 11th.

On- Course Shuttles      

Provide golf cart transportation for players, corporate clients and spectators to and from specific locations on the course. Shuttles include: ADA shuttles & on course player shuttles. Volunteers in this committee must be 25 years of age or older with a valid, U.S. issued driver’s license. Committee is operational Monday – Sunday.

Special Events

Assist in set up, registration and gift distribution for specific events and activities during Championship week including: Pro-Am Pairings Party (7/11), Pro-Am Day (7/12), and other ancillary tournament events. Committee is operational Tues – Sun.

Honorary Observers

Welcomes, registers, and orients the sponsors and clients that are designated to walk inside the ropes with assigned PGA TOUR Champions Professionals per tee time.

Golf Carts

Allocate golf carts to PGA TOUR Staff, Chairs, Coordinators and Operations. Maintain a sign in/sign out sheet and assign cart signage to individual carts. Ensure cart keys are returned; carts are charged and cleaned daily. Committee days: pre-Saturday - Sunday

Long Drive

Measure and record the yardage of a professional's ball on the fairway using scoring devices provided to you by PGA TOUR Staff. Mandatory ShotLink training is required and standing may be required for long periods. Committee days: Thursday – Sunday


Provide gallery control, assist in player movement, help locate errant golf shots and provide spectators with general information as needed. Marshals will also assist with the movement of players on and off the course due to rain delays or whenever deemed necessary. This committee requires standing for extended periods of time in addition to walking to various positions around assigned hole. Committee days: Tuesday – Sunday

Media Center

Assist the Champions Tour Media Director in registering, welcoming, and providing credentials to Local, National, and International journalists. Answer phones, produce daily clippings, and provide scoring information to the media as needed. Committee days: Monday - Sunday

Office Support

Assist the Championship Office Staff prior to and during the Championship with general administration of the office including answering phones, assisting with mail, making photocopies, etc. Committee days: Wednesday, July 5th through Sunday, July 16th.

Practice Area Marshals

Staff and maintain the practice facility area for contestants. Stocks and distributes practice range balls, drinks, etc. Maintain crowds and help players move from the range and practice area to the tee easily. Committee days: Tuesday - Sunday

Shipping and Receiving

Record shipments received and deliver to Championship grounds - distribute to appropriate areas. Responsible for distributing Championship Programs and Pairing Sheets to committees and on course locations. Committee requires minor lifting. Committee days: Monday - Sunday


Provides vehicle transportation for players, caddies, etc. to/from golf course in the event of inclement weather.

Standard Bearers

Accompany each group of professionals during play and display their scores on a standard sign. Must be able to carry a standard sign (weighs approximately 5-7 pounds) and walk 18 holes without a break. All volunteers are required to work the Wednesday Pro-Am in addition to 2 other shifts. Committee days: Wednesday - Sunday

Supply Distribution

Distribute refreshments and snacks from designated locations to all holes on the course, scoring tents, practice range, media center, volunteer village, and other designated areas on course. Must be 18 years of age or older with a valid, U.S. issued driver’s license in order to operate a golf cart and also have the ability to lift up to 20 lbs. Committee days: Monday – Sunday.

Television Spotters/ Microphone Operators

Assist Golf Channel with Championship responsibilities including carrying microphones and equipment and relaying Championship information to Golf Channel staff. This committee requires some golf knowledge, ability to walk the course/keep pace with their assigned group, in addition to minor lifting. Only one shift per day - must be able to work entire day (shifts are approx. 6 hours). Committee days: Wednesday - Sunday


Provide transportation for players, their families and VIP guests before, during and after the Championship, to and from hotels and airports. Must be over the age of 25, have a valid, U.S. issued, unrestricted driver’s license, and cell phone. Committee is operational Friday prior to the Championship through Monday following the Championship.

Uniform Distribution

Inventory, maintain, and distribute volunteer uniforms and credentials. Also assist with apparel exchanges and sales of past apparel. Volunteers will need to be available prior to the Championship (May TBD) to assist with preparing and distributing volunteer packages during apparel distribution. Assist with fulfillment of volunteer orders and sales during Championship week. Minimal lifting is required.

Volunteer Village

Manage tent where volunteers check in with their respective Committee Chairs as well as come for snacks & beverages in between their shifts. Maintain a clean and supportive meeting place for the volunteers. The committee is operational Monday – Sunday of Championship week.

Walking Scorers

Record the scores and statistics of play on handheld devices during the Wednesday Pro-Am and all competitive rounds. Must be able to walk 18 holes without a break. Volunteers will receive training on how to use the hand held device. All volunteers are required to work the Wednesday Pro-Am in addition to 2 other shifts. This committee is operational Wednesday through Sunday.

Youth Standard Bearer*

Youth between the ages of 12 – 18 can accompany each group of professionals during play and keep/display their scores. Must be able to carry a standard sign (weighs approximately 5-7 pounds) and walk 18 holes without a break. Required to work the Wednesday Pro-Am in addition to 2 other shifts. Committee days: Wednesday - Sunday. *Option to purchase the volunteer package or volunteer without a fee (t-shirt & hat included)