Volunteers are the life blood of the PGA TOUR, and play a critical role in ensuring every facet of tournament operations runs flawlessly. At each tournament, it takes hundreds of passionate volunteers serving on various committees to accomplish all of the responsibilities necessary to orchestrate a world-class professional golf championship featuring the best players in the world. In all, more than 100,000 volunteers are engaged nationwide each year to help put on PGA TOUR events. In addition to enjoying unique behind-the-scenes experiences and sharing camaraderie with other philanthropic-minded individuals, volunteers play a vital role in helping tournaments raise millions of dollars for charities in the local community.
“I volunteer, both as a marshal and with the military programs, because I believe in the mission of the PGA (and am a HUGE fan of the sport). The support that they provide to military affiliated charities is among the highest that I’ve seen out of any of the professional sports organizations in the U.S.” – Stephanie Trossbach
As part of its effort to honor, support and engage with military members and their families, Birdies for the Brave is currently seeking military members, veterans and first responders to fill a variety of key volunteer positions in tournament communities across the U.S. Volunteer roles range from parking, security, hospitality and marshals to scoring and military program assistance. Military members and first responders are particularly suited to assist with ShotLink, a state-of-the-art system for collecting and distributing real-time scoring and statistical data that is used for digital and broadcast platforms worldwide. ShotLink volunteers are right where the action is, performing critical roles as walking scorers, laser operators or tablet operators using handheld devices. ShotLink volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, and should be physically fit, comfortable with technology, and have great attention to detail.
Military members, veterans and first responders interested in volunteering at a PGA TOUR event may learn more by clicking here.