Committee Descriptions

THE PLAYERS Championship volunteer force is made up of over 2,100 volunteers that make the event possible each year.

Volunteers are assigned to a committee on one of four divisions: Player Services, Spectator Services, Volunteer Services and Facilities.

Tournament Chairman

Houston Bowles

First Vice Chair

Lee Nimnicht

Vice Chair Player Services

Tyler Oldenburg

Vice Chair Spectator Services

Marc Hassan

Vice Chair Facilities

Kevin Copeland

Vice Chair Volunteer Services

Laura Renstrom

First Vice Chair: Lee Nimnicht

EVACUATION

The Evacuation Committee will transport participants off the course to a safe location in the event of inclement weather or an emergency.

GALLERY MANAGEMENT (previously Marshals)

Members of Gallery Management will be located outside of the ropes at tees and greens to assist with managing crowds and crowd noise. These volunteers will also assist with operating crosswalks and managing ropes. PLEASE NOTE: Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements and may require standing for long periods of time.

GALLERY MANAGEMENT - CROSSROADS

Members of Gallery Management - Crossroads will be located outside of the ropes to assist with operating crosswalks, managing ropes, and managing crowds at the crosswalk from 18 green to scoring. PLEASE NOTE: Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements and may require standing for long periods of time.

GALLERY MANAGEMENT - ESCORTS

Members of Gallery Management – Escorts will be assigned a group and will walk the entire course (outside of the ropes) with the assigned group to assist Gallery Management on each hole. PLEASE NOTE: All volunteers on this committee must be able to walk the entire course and keep pace with a players group.

GALLERY MANAGEMENT - HEADQUARTERS

Members of Gallery Management – Headquarters will be located in Volunteer Headquarters. Volunteers on this committee will assist gallery management leadership with checking-in volunteers and coordinating different aspects of the Gallery Management Committee on-site.

TOURNAMENT SUPPORT

The Tournament Support Committee will assist in many different capacities throughout the week including, but not limited to: managing ropes in the practice area to allow players to move freely, providing support to the equipment representatives and hospitality venues including our Proud Partners, assisting with situations that require special attention such as escorting players, providing services to guests including those with disabilities, and other items that arise throughout the week. PLEASE NOTE: Some lifting/strenuous activity may be required. Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

Player Services: Tyler Oldenburg

ANNOUNCERS

This committee will introduce players to the crowd as they begin play at either #1 tee or #10 tee (Thursday/Friday). PLEASE NOTE: Strong public speaking skills and appropriate voice/inflection are required. Announcers should have knowledge of current PGA TOUR and international players and should be able to identify most players as they approach the tee boxes.

CADDIE SERVICES

Caddie Services volunteers will assist with professional caddie registration and caddie services, such as caddie bib distribution and collection, throughout tournament week.

HONORARY OBSERVERS

Honorary Observers volunteers will assist with the implementation and operation of VIP guests participating in the Honorary Observer Program. Responsibilities will include assisting with logistics, distributing uniforms, implementing guidelines, and escorting guests to #1 tee.

MEDIA CENTER

The Media Center Committee will assist PGA TOUR Media Officials with registration and Media Center operations, welcoming local, national, and international journalists to promote the image of THE PLAYERS Championship and providing the best possible experience to media personnel.

PLAYER SERVICES

The Player Services Committee will assist with player registration and various other player services throughout tournament week. This committee is among the first group to interact with the players upon their arrival.

PLAYER TRANSPORTATION

Player Transportation volunteers will transport players and VIP guests in official tournament vehicles before, during and after the tournament. This committee will also assist with inventory and control the distribution and retrieval of official tournament vehicles.

* Player Transportation volunteers must be at least 25 years old and are subject to a background check.

PRACTICE GROUNDS

The Practice Grounds Committee will provide gallery control of the practice areas and regulate access to and from all practice facilities for players, tournament officials and other properly credentialed guests. PLEASE NOTE: Practice Grounds volunteers must be able to stand, walk and move around for extended periods of time. Golf cart training is mandatory. Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

RUNNERS

Runners will assist at Practice Grounds by running player name placards to and from designated practice locations. PLEASE NOTE: This is a youth only committee. Runners must be no younger than 10 years of age and no older than 13 years of age on Monday, March 6, 2023.

*Youth volunteers are not eligible for "Volunteer Perks.”

STANDARD BEARERS

Standard Bearers will accompany each group of players during tournament rounds and display their scores in relation to par on a cumulative basis on a standard (small scoreboard). PLEASE NOTE: Standard Bearer volunteers must be no younger than 14 and no older than 18 on Monday, March 6, 2023. Standard Bearers must be able to carry the standard (weight approximately 5 to 7 pounds) for all 18 holes with their group and must understand basic stroke counting. Volunteers must select only one shift each day during tournament rounds, Thursday - Sunday. Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

*Youth volunteers are not eligible for "Volunteer Perks"

COMPETITION SUPPORT - SHOTLINK LOCATION BASED OPERATORS

ShotlLink Location Based Operators will record and transmit player shot locations to the ShotLink system while stationed greenside or at fairway landing zones. Transmissions will be via the use of hand-held palm pilots and stationary tripod cameras. PLEASE NOTE: ShotLink volunteers may be required to climb onto a platform which can be more than 6 feet off the ground. ShotLink training is required prior to tournament week. Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

COMPETITION SUPPORT - SHOTLINK SPOTTERS

ShotLink Spotters will assist the fairway operators with locating ball positions and identifying situations where a player’s shot may be obstructed. Spotters will be located inside the ropes. PLEASE NOTE: Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

COMPETITION SUPPORT - WALKING SCORER (PRACTICE ROUNDS)

Practice Round Walking Scorers will accompany each group of players during practice rounds and will record the scores and statistics of play on a handheld device. PLEASE NOTE: Some lifting/strenuous activity may be required. Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements. Volunteers must select another committee to meet the 3-shift minimum with one being during tournament rounds, Thursday - Sunday.

COMPETITION SUPPORT - WALKING SCORER (TOURNAMENT ROUNDS)

Tournament Round Walking Scorers will accompany each group of players during tournament rounds and will record the scores and statistics of play on a handheld scoring device. PLEASE NOTE: Walking Scorer volunteers must be able to walk all 18 holes with their group and must understand basic stroke counting. Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

VEHICLE PROCUREMENT

The Vehicle Procurement Committee will procure all official tournament vehicles before tournament week and ensure they are ready for players, officials and VIP guests. This committee will also assist in the return of vehicles after the tournament. PLEASE NOTE: Drivers must be at least 25 years old.

Spectator Services: Marc Hassan

16TH HOSPITALITY

16th Hospitality volunteers will greet guests and check credentials at entrances to sponsored hospitality locations on the 16th green and 16th fairway. This committee will also assist corporate clients as necessary to ensure the best possible experience.

17TH HOSPITALITY

17th Hospitality volunteers will greet guests and check credentials at entrances to sponsored hospitality locations on the 17th tee and 17th fairway. This committee will also assist corporate clients as necessary to ensure the best possible experience.

ADMISSIONS - COUPLES ENTRY

Couples Entry Admissions volunteers will assist with checking for proper admission credentials, scanning tickets and providing general information to spectators at the Couples Entry located behind 15 tee.

ADMISSIONS - DAVIS LOVE III ENTRY

Davis Love III Entry Admissions volunteers will assist with checking for proper admission credentials, scanning tickets and providing general information to spectators at the Davis Love III Entry located at the front of the course, adjacent to 10 tee.

ADMISSIONS - ELKINGTON ENTRY

Elkington Entry Admissions volunteers will assist with checking for proper admission credentials, scanning tickets and providing general information to spectators at the Elkington Gate, located by the practice putting greens at the Dye's Valley Course.

ADMISSIONS - MARRIOTT ENTRY

Marriott Entry Admissions volunteers will assist with checking for proper admission credentials, scanning tickets and providing general information to spectators at the Marriott Entry, located behind the Sawgrass Marriott.

ADMISSIONS - NICKLAUS ENTRY

Nicklaus Entry Admissions volunteers will assist with checking for proper admission credentials, scanning tickets and providing general information to spectators at the Nicklaus Entry located behind 17 tee.

CORPORATE HOSPITALITY

The Corporate Hospitality Committee will provide information and assistance to corporate clients to ensure the best possible experience. Volunteers on this committee will help to ensure that only properly credentialed clients are allowed in private hospitality areas and will assist with delivering and collecting client boxes to hospitality venues on course. Some client interaction is necessary. PLEASE NOTE: Some lifting/strenuous activity may be required. Some shifts will be scheduled prior to tournament week.

FIRST AID

The First Aid Committee will provide emergency medical care service and medical assistance on tournament grounds during Tournament Week. Professionally trained medical personnel (doctors, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, etc.) only need apply.

* Active medical license required.

GREENSIDE SEATS

Greenside Seats volunteers will greet guests and check credentials at entrances to the hospitality venue located at 17 Green as well as assist corporate clients as necessary to ensure the best possible experience.

PAST CHAIRMAN

Volunteers on this committee will greet guests and check credentials at entrances to the Past Chairman Hospitality tent. This area is designated for Past Chairmen of THE PLAYERS and their family and guests.

PATRIOTS' OUTPOST

Patriots’ Outpost volunteers will greet military guests and check credentials at the entrance to the Patriots' Outpost as well as assist with on-site military activations throughout the week.

SAFETY

The Safety Committee will identify and, in some situations, correct safety hazards around the golf course. Volunteers on this committee will be assigned to a specific area of the golf course to look for safety hazards and will assist in reporting accidents in their assigned area. This committee will also distribute safety signage and equipment as needed. PLEASE NOTE: Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Special Events volunteers will help to plan, coordinate and assist with all special events for THE PLAYERS Championship. PLEASE NOTE: Some events are scheduled prior to tournament week.

SPECTATOR INFORMATION

Spectator Information volunteers will greet, interact, and provide tournament assistance to spectators requesting guidance when entering the course and around the course. Information booths and mobile teams are positioned to interact with the largest number of fans to improve the tournament experience.

THE DECK

The Deck volunteers will greet guests and check credentials at the entrance to The Deck located on 16/18 Hill. This committee will also assist corporate clients as necessary to ensure the best possible experience

WILL CALL

The Will Call Committee will assist with distribution of credentials that have been ordered in advance or left for pickup for future rounds. The exact Will Call location will be finalized closer to the tournament.

Facilities: Kevin Copeland

CONSTRUCTION

The Construction Committee will assist with player fencing, set-up of venues, tournament set up and other various projects as necessary. Volunteers on this committee will need to be available prior to tournament week to assist with pre-tournament projects. PLEASE NOTE: Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

COURSE PREP

Course Prep volunteers will rope and stake the course and all auxiliary areas as required with the objective of maximizing spectator viewing. This committee will work with PGA TOUR Director of Security and PGA TOUR Rules Officials as necessary to ensure player safety and will complete miscellaneous projects as necessary. PLEASE NOTE: Some lifting/strenuous activity may be required. Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

COMMISSARY

The Commissary Committee will distribute non-alcoholic beverages and coolers on course and to appropriate committees, players and venues. PLEASE NOTE: Some lifting/strenuous activity may be required, as this committee requires lifting of items such as ice, beverages, and coolers. Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

COMMUNICATIONS

Communications volunteers will receive radios and associated equipment from the licensed vendor and will assist the vendor in the placement of transmitting equipment in appropriate areas on site. All equipment will be inventoried and accounted for prior to, during and after the tournament ensuring accountability of equipment received. Equipment shall be distributed to appropriate departments based upon a predetermined needs schedule.

GENERAL PARKING

The General Parking Committee will operate and control proper access and flow to all parking areas located in THE PLAYERS on-site parking lots. PLEASE NOTE: This committee requires the ability to work on your feet for 2-3 hours at a time in the sun. Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

DISABLED GUEST SERVICES

Disabled Guest Services volunteers will provide cart transportation for disabled spectators to and from the bus drop at the main entrance and disabled parking to designated areas located on the golf course. PLEASE NOTE: Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

GOLF CARTS

The Golf Carts Committee will control inventory and distribution of tournament golf carts pre-tournament, during and post tournament. This committee will also help manage maintenance of carts, inclusive of charging and upkeep. PLEASE NOTE: Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

SIGN DESIGN

The Sign Design Committee will produce and maintain various signage used during the tournament, including but not limited to player parking and cart signage.

VIP PARKING

VIP Parking volunteers will operate and control proper access and flow to all parking areas located in THE PLAYERS VIP parking lots. PLEASE NOTE: This committee requires the ability to work on your feet for 2-3 hours at a time in direct sunlight. Shifts will be outside in direct sunlight and the elements.

Volunteer Services: Laura Renstrom

APPAREL

The Apparel Committee will inventory and distribute volunteer apparel. This committee will manage the uniform distribution area, apparel exchanges, sales and returns. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers on this committee will need to be available prior to tournament week (various dates in early March and late February) to assist with Uniform Distribution. Some lifting/strenuous activity may be required.

CREDENTIALS

Credentials volunteers will assist with controlling the issuance of badges, parking hangtags and tickets to the Admissions Committee and to Will Call during the tournament. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers on this committee will need to be available prior to tournament week to assist with Volunteer Credential Distribution.

DARLENE'S DINER

Darlene’s Diner is located in Volunteer Village and is exclusively for credentialed volunteers. Volunteers on this committee will assist with full food and beverage operations within the volunteer dining area. PLEASE NOTE: Some lifting/strenuous activity may be required.

OFFICE PERSONNEL

Office Personnel volunteers will assist prior to and during the tournament by providing general administrative duties including but not limited to answering phones and assisting with spectator questions.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography volunteers will coordinate volunteer photo opportunities throughout the tournament week as well as during other volunteer functions throughout the year.

PLAYERS PRIDE

The PLAYERS Pride Committee will assist in the daily implementation of the PLAYERS Pride initiative to continue to make THE PLAYERS Championship the best fan experience in golf. Volunteers on this committee will observe fans, vendors, and fellow volunteers to assure that all show respect for each other, the players and the tournament. Awards are granted each day of the tournament to volunteers who show ownership and an "above and beyond" attitude. Nominations are submitted daily by all committees for volunteers who have demonstrated PLAYERS Pride.

SUPPLY

Supply Committee volunteers will inventory, distribute and maintain tournament supplies such as equipment, televisions, tools, and construction materials. PLEASE NOTE: Some lifting/strenuous activity may be required. Some shifts will occur pre-tournament week.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

The Volunteer Information Committee will be available during tournament week to answer questions from volunteers regarding all aspects of the volunteer experience from credentials, to parking, to directions. Volunteers will provide directions to locations on course, committee locations and sign-in, hours of operation, and will assist outside volunteers for on-site vendors.

VOLUNTEER PERSONNEL

The Volunteer Personnel Committee will coordinate volunteer registration and other information necessary to communicate with volunteers, leadership, and staff.

VOLUNTEER SHUTTLE

The Volunteer Shuttle Committee will coordinate volunteer shuttle vans and buses, which shuttle volunteers to TPC Sawgrass from Davis Park. PLEASE NOTE: This committee requires the ability to work on your feet for 2-3 hours at a time in the elements.

VV2 TRANSPORT

VV2 Transport volunteers will assist in transporting volunteers from Volunteer Village to a designated drop off point on opposite side of the course.