THE PLAYERS Championship Launches New Volunteer Registration on November 2
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – On Wednesday, November 2, THE PLAYERS Championship will begin accepting applications for new volunteers interested in joining the team of nearly 2,000 volunteers who support all facets of the PGA TOUR’s flagship event. THE PLAYERS 2023 will take place on March 7-12, and the link for volunteer registration is theplayers.com/volunteer
Volunteering at THE PLAYERS is an unparalleled experience for not only golf fans, but also those looking to support an event that gives millions of dollars back to the community, learn invaluable skills, network with local leaders and be an integral part of one of the world’s premier sporting events.
“Running an event of this magnitude relies heavily on the support of great partners and dedicated volunteers. Northeast Florida has proven its solid track record of support in these areas through previous events, and we’re looking for that same great energy for this year’s tournament in March,” said Houston Bowles, 2023 tournament chairman.
Volunteers at THE PLAYERS are placed into committees, with jobs ranging from on-course duties like serving as a marshal or walking scorer to support roles that involve assisting players and fans, such as admissions and player/caddie services.
“Being a volunteer at THE PLAYERS is sort of like getting a backstage pass at a concert. I had such a great time at THE PLAYERS last year that I already have a countdown on my phone for THE PLAYERS 2023,” Lila Weaver, a sophomore at Creekside High School, remarked about her volunteer experience at THE PLAYERS.
- A PLAYERS branded golf shirt, jacket, hat and pin included with the $99 registration fee.
- Exclusive early access to purchase Stadium Passes for THE PLAYERS 2023.
- Discounted meals at Darlene’s Diner, an exclusive volunteer dining facility at THE PLAYERS, throughout the tournament.
- A 30% discount at the PGA TOUR Fan Shop in addition to special offers and discounts from various tournament sponsors.
- Additional merchandise and dining perks at TPC Sawgrass for those who volunteer for more than 24 hours during the tournament. Those who surpass 36 hours will be eligible for discounted rates to play at the world-renowned TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course and Dye’s Valley Course.
Q: What is the time commitment associated with volunteering?
A: Volunteers are required to work a minimum of three (3) shifts; one (1) shift must occur during a competition round (Thursday, March 9 - Sunday, March 12). Shift times vary based on committee; on average, each shift lasts between 4-6 hours.
Q: Are there age requirements in order to be a volunteer?
A: Yes, there are age requirements for certain committees. Practice Grounds runners must be no younger than 10 years old and no older than 13 years old as of Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Standard bearers must be no younger than 14 and no older than 18 as of Monday, March 6, 2023.
Q: What will I be doing as a volunteer?
A: As a volunteer, there are 5 divisions and over 40 different committees to choose from, each with unique duties and responsibilities. To view committee descriptions and determine which best suits your interests and skills, visit: https://www.theplayers.com/volunteer/volunteer-info/committee-descriptions.html
Q: Which volunteer positions give you inside the ropes access?
A: Competition support committees (location-based operators, spotters and walking scorers).