Volunteers are needed for the 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii!

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 $17 million has been donated over the past 19 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.

If you are interested in volunteering for the 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii, please click here to register online. The chairperson of the committee you select will be in touch with you once you complete the online volunteer registration. 

All volunteers are required to work at least two full days or four half day shifts, with the exception of Gallery Control (Marshals), who are required to volunteer at least three full days.  Sony Open volunteers are provided with a volunteer uniform (shirt and cap/visor), meals and beverages during each shift, a volunteer tournament badge (good for week-long access), parking (good all week) and an invitation to the volunteer appreciation party.

 

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Areas where Friends of Hawaii Charities could use your help are as follows:

 

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.

Volunteers needed Monday 1/8 through Sunday 1/14.  A minimum of two full days or four half day shifts is required.


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.

Volunteers needed Sunday 1/7, Monday 1/8, Wednesday 1/10 and Monday 1/15. A minimum of two full days is required.


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.

Volunteers needed Monday 1/8 through Sunday 1/14.  A minimum of three full days is required.


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.

Volunteers needed Sunday 1/7 through Sunday 1/14.  A minimum of two full days or four half day shifts is required.


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 21 years old with a current driver's license in good standing.

Volunteers needed Monday 1/8 through Thursday 1/11.  A minimum of two full days is required.


SHOTLINK: No experience necessary!  Assist at stations on every hole in the fairway and at the green to track the location of each player's ball using a laser sighting device.  Easy to follow instructions will be provided.  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.

Volunteers needed Thursday 1/11 through Sunday 1/14, plus hands-on practice Wednesday 1/10.  Although the tournament requires a minimum of two full days or four half day shifts, the PGA TOUR would appreciate it if SHOTLink volunteers could help on all four competition days for continuity.  The SHOTLink Chairman will work with you to determine your participation according to the needs of the committee. 


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. Volunteers needed Wednesday 1/10 through Sunday 1/14.  A minimum of two full days or four half day shifts is required.  Standard Bearers who work on Saturday and Sunday are required to work at least one (or more) days Wednesday 1/10 through Friday 1/12.


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

Volunteers needed Monday 1/8 through Sunday 1/14.  A minimum of two full days or four half day shifts is required.

 

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