Volunteers

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION – NOW OPEN!!

Volunteer Opportunities are now availavle for the 2014 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G.

Click HERE to sign up for an unforgetable experience. 

If you have any questions please contact Cate Oldfather at 479-715-6102 ext. 102 or by email at Cate.Oldfather@Octagon.com

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Volunteer Committee Descriptions 

Admissions/Will Call          
Responsible for staffing the ticket booth and assisting security to ensure that all spectators have the proper tickets for entry; Will-Call volunteers are responsible for staffing a location for ticket buyers to pick up previously purchased tickets. 

Caddie Tent
Responsible for assisting the professional caddies throughout the Tournament.  Volunteers are also responsible for distributing and collecting caddie bibs, towels and lunch vouchers. Other duties include managing the caddie tent and caddie registration.

Carts 
This committee will manage all carts onsite.  No vehicles.  Responsibilities include transporting players as needed throughout the course, managing and controlling the charging, distribution, and collection of carts to authorized personnel

Driving Range
Assist in providing and maintaining a suitable driving range for all contestants. Specific duties include maintaining supplies such as range balls, beverages and player identification signs. 

Finance
Assist Tournament Staff with providing check-cashing services to LPGA players and caddies.  A certified CPA or a background in banking is preferred for volunteering in this committee.

Leaderboards/ Scoring Central
Responsible for obtaining scores from the walking scorer handheld from each group and entering them into the computers for the leaderboard. Substantial golf knowledge is necessary. 

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Marshals
Ensure fair play among all participants as well as safety for spectators, and are stationed at locations throughout the course. Focus is on the tees, landing areas, greens and spectator crosswalks. There is a mandatory pre-tournament training session for this position.

Media
Assist Tournament Staff with the general operations of the Media Center and promotion of the Tournament.  Duties include checking in members of the media, assisting with clipping articles and other duties as assigned by the tournament staff.

Player Services
Responsible for player registration as well as set up & organization of the locker room, player mail distribution and handling miscellaneous player requests. Volunteers are needed on the Sunday before the Tournament to set up the player locker room. Player Services volunteers are needed Monday – Sunday of Tournament Week.

Pro-Am
Responsible for assisting the Tournament staff with amateur registration, coordination of bag drop with the Pro Shop and gift bag assembly/distribution.

Pro-Am Operations
Assist groups participating in the Pro-Am, including driving carts, caddie, and various other duties.

Scoring Trailers/Runners
Stationed in the scoring tent/trailer at the 1st & 10th holes; will obtain scorecards from the players after they have completed their round. The “Runners” are responsible for running scores to the calligraphy board and other necessary locations at the turn and at the completion of each round.  The tournament staff will provide a dual – copier/fax to assist with making these duties more efficient.

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Standard Bearers
Responsible for carrying a standard (with the names and scores for each professional) on the course for an entire round. Physically demanding; volunteers should be at least 13 years old and able to walk 18 holes of golf & carry a standard for entire round. A tournament t-shirt will be provided for the volunteer to wear during your shift. No fee required, unless volunteer benefits wanted. Some golf knowledge is helpful.

Supply Distribution
Responsible for distributing product such as water, soda and snacks throughout the course. Physically demanding.

Television
Assist the television network staff in production of telecast.  Substantial golf knowledge is necessary; physically demanding.

Transportation 
Responsible for all vehicles (courtesy vehicles and shuttle vans.  Responsibilities include transporting players, staff and VIPs to various locations in courtesy vehicles provided by the Tournament as well as all on course shuttle vans.  Committee works before & after Tournament.  A copy of your license is required.  Volunteers are needed to help with staging of vehicles on the Saturday and Sunday before the Tournament and the Monday after the Tournament.

Volunteer Services
Responsible for staffing the volunteer headquarters, handling uniform distribution and maintaining a comfortable working environment for the volunteers. Volunteers are needed during advance week for the distribution of uniforms to all volunteers. Exact date/time will be given.

Walking Scorers
Each scorer follows a particular group with a wireless handheld palm and headset, marking each stroke and specific statistics. At the end of each hole, these volunteers are responsible for communicating scores to the central scoring network. Training will be provided, however, substantial golf knowledge is necessary.  Must be able to walk 18 holes. 

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