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Thank you to all of our volunteers at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open! Registration for the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open is currently closed but will be opening shortly. Please check back in October for updates on registration!
Volunteering at the Waste Management Phoenix Open offers many fun opportunities. Volunteers can interact with spectators, watch the best golf on the planet and in some cases, interact with PGA TOUR stars themselves.
For the tournament to achieve our charitable goals, we need the help of thousands of volunteers to assist in a variety of roles, including:
Volunteering as a Recycling Ambassador is a fun way to take part in the one of the Valley’s most exciting events while supporting WMPO sustainability initiatives. Recycling Ambassadors will play an important role in educating tournament attendees, answering questions, providing directions, monitoring recycling and compost bins and increasing awareness of the waste diversion goals for the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Recycling Ambassadors will be stationed at or in close proximity to recycling and compost bins throughout the course, serving as a guide to assist fans with proper disposal of materials. As a Recycling Ambassador, you will enhance the experience of tournament attendees by providing them with the information they need to enjoy the greatest and “greenest” show on grass!
Volunteers wishing to work on the Concessions Committee have several options related to how they register. Concessions stands are staffed by volunteers wishing their hours to credit one of several charitable organizations. Options are Special Olympics Arizona, the Phoenix Panhellenic Association, or if there is no preference, they can credit their hours towards other local charities the tournament supports.
Concessions Volunteers will assist in various concession areas around the TPC Stadium Course during tournament week. Interact with thousands of fans throughout the week in a fun, busy environment, right in the middle of the action.
Volunteers will provide various security measures at different locations on and around the golf course. Most of your duty will be checking credentials at various entry points. You may register by clicking the ‘Volunteer Registration’ button at the bottom of this page.
Courtesy Cars – Transportation
Drive Waste Management Phoenix Open courtesy cars to transport players and their families, to and from Sky Harbor Airport and hotels in the North Scottsdale area. Drivers must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license. Familiarity with the north east valley is strongly encouraged.
Keep spectators behind gallery ropes & quiet gallery during play (Thursday – Sunday). Shift times vary according to the hole you are assigned to, but begin as early as 6:30 AM and continue until the end of play.
Scoring — Laser Operator
An important component of the PGA TOUR’s scoring system. Laser Operators are stationed either along the fairway or on raised platforms near the green to identify a player’s ball and then measure the distance of each shot or putt, using the laser equipment which transmits that information to the PGA TOUR Shot Link system. Volunteers must attend one mandatory training session with TOUR officials the week prior. Very easy to learn! (Thursday-Sunday)
PGA TOUR professionals come to the Registration Desk to sign all the necessary paperwork provided by the PGA TOUR. Committee members also coordinate with the PGA TOUR on who has or hasn’t registered. Volunteers provide players with a packet of items from The Thunderbirds as they register, and all player requests are coordinated with committee volunteers and the Thunderbirds in charge of player liaison. Volunteers also handle Player Will Call and answer player questions.
A volunteer’s responsibilities are fairly simple: show up for the shifts you’ve been assigned to, perform the specific duties of your position, wear the required uniform of your position, and ensure spectators have as much fun as you do!
Each volunteer position has Volunteer Committee Chairperson. If chosen to volunteer at the tournament you will be contacted by the Volunteer Committee Chairperson in the weeks leading up to the tournament. This Volunteer Committee Chairperson will discuss schedules, requirements, benefits and responsibilities for working your assigned position.