MORE THAN 2,000 VOLUNTEERS
MAKE THE TOURNAMENT HAPPEN.

We wouldn't be able to host the BMW Championship, or raise funds for the Evans Scholars Foundation, without the support of our volunteers. More than 2,000 volunteers will be needed throughout championship week, performing key tasks inside and outside the ropes.

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Volunteers

2023 BMW Championship Volunteers

BMW Championship volunteers perform key tasks inside and outside the ropes, including welcoming thousands of patrons each day, assisting corporate hospitality guests and selling apparel in the event’s merchandise tent. 

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and commit to work at least three shifts during tournament week. Shifts range from 4-6 hours in length, depending on assignment. Volunteers are also asked to purchase a uniform package for $175. Valued at $629, the package includes:

  • Two Peter Millar golf shirts
  • One Peter Millar outerwear piece
  • One hat or visor
  • One clear BMW Championship branded bag
  • One volunteer credential, valid for entry all week
  • Food and beverage vouchers on days you volunteer

Volunteer

  • Group of volunteers
  • Player walking through crowd

For more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator
Megan Gormley at gormley@wgaesf.org.

General Volunteer Policies

Credential Policy
All BMW Championship volunteers will be issued a volunteer credential. This badge is valid for entry for the entire week. By receiving this volunteer badge, volunteers are agreeing to abide by the volunteer guidelines. Credentials will be barcoded to each individual volunteer and will be scanned each day. If a volunteer fails to abide by the volunteer guidelines or does not show up for their assigned shift without previously notifying their chair, their credential will be voided.

Shift Policy
All BMW Championship volunteers will be asked to work at least 3 shifts during their time as a volunteer. These shifts will be about 4-6 hours in length, depending on the committee assignment. Please make sure you are able to work the entirety of your shift.

Age Policy
To volunteer for the BMW Championship, volunteers must be 18 and older, unless otherwise noted.

Committee Descriptions

Before selecting your three (3) committee preferences, please read the descriptions of each committee below. Please note when each committee will be active, as some will require you to work before and after championship week. Volunteers will be asked to work at least 3 shifts. The minimum age for volunteers is 18 years old, unless otherwise specified. It is important to be aware that most assignments for the BMW Championship will require walking or standing for long periods of time.

Access Control
Committee is active Monday-Sunday. Responsible for controlling access into restricted areas around the course, mainly the clubhouse. Volunteers will be provided with a credential board, showing which credentials are allowed at each access point. This assignment can be both indoors and outdoors. These volunteers work in conjunction with Corporate Hospitality Volunteers, Private Security and Police. This assignment may require long periods of time on your feet and in the sun. Volunteers may be asked to extend shifts based on pace of play.

Admissions
Committee is active Tuesday-Sunday. Responsible for selling and issuing daily tickets and scanning tickets/credentials at admissions gate(s). Volunteers will greet spectators and answer general questions. Volunteers will also be stationed in the admissions office to assist our staff with will-call pickups and on-site sales. This assignment can be both indoors and outdoors.

Ball Spotters
Committee is active Wednesday-Sunday. Ball spotters assist the ShotLink Laser Operators with locating ball positions and identifying situations where players’ shots may be obstructed. Volunteers may be located on the tee, landing areas, or greenside. A basic knowledge of golf is not required but preferred. Ball Spotter Volunteers work in conjunction with the Gallery Management Volunteers. Pre-tournament training sessions are required to be accepted as a Ball Spotter Volunteer

Corporate Hospitality Ops.
Committee is active Tuesday-Sunday. Volunteers will welcome corporate guests, scan credentials, wristband them, and provide directions to hospitality venues/upgraded ticket areas. They will provide information and support to hospitality hosts and their guests, ensuring the Championship’s supporters have a positive and memorable experience each day. This assignment is outdoors. This assignment may require long periods of time on your feet and in the sun. Volunteers may be asked to extend shifts based on pace of play.

Fan Ambassadors
Committee is active Tuesday – Sunday. Volunteers will be placed in high traffic areas around the course to support and answer any spectator questions. Volunteers will be trained on frequently asked questions, be supplied with QR codes and course maps, and have a general knowledge of the course layout. This committee is outdoors and requires volunteers to be on their feet and in direct sun at times.

Gallery Management (Marshals)
Committee is active Tuesday-Sunday. Responsible for crowd control and helping players find lost golf balls. They get the unique opportunity to work inside the ropes and see the action up close. Should be familiar with the prohibited items to help enforce this policy on course and should have a basic knowledge of the rules and regulations of a golf course. This assignment is outdoors and requires standing for long periods of time. Marshals will be asked to work full day shifts, which will be about 6 hours. Volunteers may be asked to extend shifts based on pace of play.

Merchandise
Committee is active Tuesday-Sunday. Volunteers will assist in the merchandise tent. Volunteers will be given different responsibilities within the venue including customer service, point of sales operations and assisting the various vendors with their products. Volunteers may be asked to work a shift pre-championship.

Practice Areas
Committee is active Monday-Sunday. Responsible for the management of the driving range and the ball tent. Main duties will include the sorting and distributing of balls by brand and helping WGA directors with the placing of player name plates. This assignment is outdoors and in direct sun.

Pro-Am Operations
Volunteers will assist with the events of the Pro-Am on Wednesday of Championship week. They will help with registration and distribution of gifts for amateur players, provide directional support for participants, and making sure the players have a memorable experience. These volunteers will work one full day shift and may be subject to being assigned to another Championship Committee for the remainder of the week.

Product Delivery
Committee is active Monday-Sunday. Volunteers will be responsible for stocking beverages and ice at various locations throughout the course and in Championship Office facilities throughout the property. Requires early mornings and heavy lifting. Volunteers will be on their feet for the duration of their shift.

ShotLink Laser Operators
Committee is active Wednesday-Sunday. Volunteers who perform these functions enjoy a unique inside-the-ropes experience. Using ShotLink, a state-of-the-art system for collecting and distributing real-time scoring and statistical data. Laser and tablet operators are stationed on the fairway or green to capture ball position and enable real-time distance data and statistics. Volunteers should have knowledge of golf. This assignment is outdoors. Shotlink volunteers will be asked to work a 6-hour shift. A commitment of 3 full days is necessary, one of them being the Wednesday pro-am. This committee will have an online training as well as live training during tournament week with a PGA Tour official. All training for this committee is mandatory.

Cart Shuttle Drivers
Committee is active Monday-Sunday. Volunteers will be shuttling spectators and players to various locations in and around the golf course via golf cart. This may involve early mornings and late nights. Volunteers must be over 25 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and sign a golf cart safety waiver.

Standard Bearers
Committee is active Wednesday-Sunday. Volunteers will be assigned a group and will walk with a two-sided standard. They will be responsible for keeping the standard updated, so they should possess a knowledge of golf scoring. Volunteers should be able to walk 18 holes in any weather condition while carrying a 5lb standard and understand golf etiquette. Kids 16 and older are eligible for this committee.

VIP/Player Transportation
Committee is active the Saturday prior to the Monday after championship week. Volunteers will be assisting with the staging, distribution, and return of the players' courtesy cars. They may also be asked to shuttle players and family. Should be flexible with hours, as the shifts are based on the players' needs. This committee is stationed at various locations outside of the club. This may involve early mornings, late nights, and weekends. Volunteers must be over 25 years of age and have a valid driver's license. Volunteers interested in this committee will need a background check.

Volunteer Hospitality
Committee is active Monday-Sunday of tournament week and Advance Week on an as needed basis. Volunteers will be asked to assist in the weeks leading up to uniform distribution if needed. During championship week, volunteers will oversee the operation of Volunteer Headquarters. Duties will include answering volunteer questions, conducting uniform exchanges, assisting meal vendors, and keeping the venue clean. Early mornings will be required for volunteer headquarters. Volunteers on this committee are subject to being assigned as “floater” volunteers.

Walking Scorers
Committee is active Wednesday-Sunday. The Walking Scorer accompanies a group of up to 3 players in order to keep their score, track specific statistics, and provide real-time data capture that informs all aspects of the ShotLink system. Volunteers should have the physical ability to easily keep pace with their group across all 18 holes without a break and in varying weather conditions. Volunteers should be comfortable using a handheld digital device to record each shot, as well as the voice radio with a headset that allows for constant communication with the ShotLink staff. Volunteers are required to complete a 1-hour online training course, a 1-hour in-person training that occurs prior to tournament week and should be available for the Wednesday pro-am and at least two additional tournament days.

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