Volunteers

Mahalo to our volunteers!

Each year Sony Open tournament proceeds, together with support from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. enable Friends of Hawaii Charities to contribute $1 million to local charities benefitting women, children, elderly, those with special needs and the impoverished.  More than $18 million has been donated over the past 21 years and this would not have been possible without the Sony Open's more than 1,500 dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to help produce the prestigious PGA TOUR event.  Volunteer registration for the 2020 event will be available in Fall 2019.  Please consider volunteering for the 2020 Sony Open in Hawaii!

Congratulations Gallery Control Chair Jim Murphy, our 2019 Volunteer of the Year!


Volunteer Areas:

ADMISSIONS & WILL CALL: Bag check, ticket sales and credential verification at tournament entrances.  Serve in the distribution center for credentials and passes left for guests of players, officials, sponsors and media.  Distribute programs, pairing sheets and other tournament materials at entrance gates and provide general information to spectators.


CADDIES: Caddie for amateur players during amateur practice on Sunday, the Sony Dream Cup Pro-Am on Monday, the Official Pro-Am on Wednesday and a Sony private outing on the Monday following the tournament.  Previous caddie experience is preferred, but not required.  Volunteers must be familiar with the rules of golf and be able to carry a bag for 18 holes.


GALLERY CONTROL/MARSHALS: Marshals are stationed throughout the course to ensure fair play among all participants and the safety of spectators.  Marshals enforce golf etiquette and control spectator noise and traffic.  Marshals assist with the enforcement of the PGA TOUR’s Mobile Device Policy and the prevention of unauthorized photography.  Marshals are stationed on each tee and green, landing areas, player crossovers, and spectator crosswalks.  Must be knowledgeable in golf etiquette, be able to walk to and from hole location assignments, have adequate vision and hearing, and be able stand for extended periods of time.  Committee specific training will be provided prior to the event.


PARKING: Parking volunteers assist with parking for volunteers, caddies, sponsors, VIPs and the general public.  They operate and control proper access and flow to all parking areas, help with traffic control and facilitate loading passenger shuttles.  They also assist with informing spectators of PGA TOUR prohibited items list, check parking passes and credentials, and direct guests to appropriate parking lots.  May require periods of standing and outdoor elements.


PRO TRANSPORTATION: Provide shuttle transportation for the players and families before, during and after the tournament, primarily between Waikiki and Waialae Country Club.  Drivers must be at least 25 years old with a current driver's license in good standing.


SHOTLINK: No experience necessary!  Each team of laser operators and gridders will assist at locations on every fairway and green.  The information collected is used by the PGA TOUR, television, plus local and worldwide media.  Committee specific training will be provided prior to the event.


STANDARD BEARERS: Standard Bearers are responsible for carrying a standard (displaying the names and scores for each professional in their group) on the course for an entire round.  Physically demanding; volunteers must be able to walk 18 holes and carry a standard (at least 5-6 pounds) for an entire round.  Must be knowledgeable in golf etiquette.  Golf knowledge is helpful.


VOLUNTEER POOL: If you would like to experience volunteering in different areas throughout the week, join Volunteer Pool!