The Barabasol Championship will require more than 1,500 volunteers throughout tournament week. Local volunteers are integral to the success of the tournament and we look forward to showcasing the Bluegrass hospitality that is only found in Central Kentucky.
Committee is responsible for controlling access into restricted access areas around the course as well as answer general fan questions. Volunteers will be provided with a credential board, showing which credentials are allowed at each access point. Access Control committee will be active Monday-Sunday and work outdoors.
Caddie Services’ duties will include registering caddies, sorting and distributing the caddie bibs and towels, and providing a concierge service. Committee will be active Sunday-Sunday and work indoors (committee will have early morning shifts).
Volunteers will be responsible for the maintenance of recycling containers and trash receptacles throughout the tournament grounds. Committee will be active Wednesday-Sunday and work outdoors.
Volunteers will assist in the merchandise tent with different responsibilities assigned within this climate controlled venue, including customer service, point of sales operations and assisting with product. Committee will be active Tuesday-Sunday and work indoors.
Assist players with transportation requests, reservations, social activities, childcare and special needs for players and their families. Strong interpersonal skills, outgoing, enthusiastic and flexibility needed. Committee will be active Sunday-Sunday and work indoors (committee will have early morning shifts).
Volunteers will assist the tournament staff with special events throughout tournament week. You will be assisting with greeting, registration, parties, VIP’s access, gift distribution, set up/breakdown and other supporting functions. Volunteers are needed Monday through Saturday. Must be able to work two event days.
Special Events: Pairings Party, Pro-Am, Awards Party, Concert, Women’s Executive Day, Youth Clinic, Charity Luncheon and Volunteer Party
Volunteers will be responsible for stocking beverages, ice and snacks at various locations on the course. Committee will be active Monday-Sunday and work indoors (early mornings and heavy lifting are required).
Admissions & Entry
Committee is responsible for selling and issuing daily tickets, managing will call and checking tickets & credentials at entry gates. Admissions committee will be active Monday-Sunday and work indoors and outdoors.
Volunteers will shuttle players, caddies, guests etc. to designated area on the course. Committee will be active Monday through tournament Sunday and volunteers must have a valid driver’s license.
This committee will be assisting with driving around TV announcement carts and ball spotting. This committee will be active Thursday-Sunday in the afternoons only.
Committee will assist the staff in the media center with main responsibilities being various administrative duties and ensuring that the media’s needs are met. Committee will be active Tuesday-Sunday and work indoors.
The Practice Facility committee is responsible for ensuring that the practice area(s) are running in a smooth and efficient manner for all competitors in the tournament. The committee will have the assistance of the host club staff for washing, sorting and bagging from the practice facility itself, along with handing out balls and assisting players, if needed. The committee will be active Monday to Sunday. The practice facility committee will be one of the first committees on site in the morning and almost the last committee to leave after play.
Volunteers will be assigned a group and will walk with a two-sided standard and be responsible for keeping the standard updated, so they should possess a knowledge of golf scoring. Committee will be active Wednesday-Sunday. Volunteers should be able to walk 18 holes in any weather condition and understand golf etiquette.
Volunteers will assist with the staging, distribution, and return of the players’ courtesy cars. They may also be asked to shuttle players and family. Should be flexible with hours, as the shifts are based on the players’ needs. This may involve early mornings and late nights. Committee will be active Saturday-Monday with volunteers being required to be 25+ in age and have a valid driver’s license. All driving records will be reviewed in order to be considered for this committee.
Walking Scorers will be trained on the scoring system provided by ShotLink. They will be assigned a group and will be in charge of recording accurate shot by shot scoring updates for each of the three players in the group. Volunteers should have a thorough understanding of golf, be very comfortable using a handheld digital device, a headset and a microphone, and be able to walk 18 holes. Committee will be active Wednesday-Sunday with a three-day commitment being necessary.
Ambassadors will serve as the greeters of the tournament and provide directions, answer questions and distribute spectator guides and pairings sheets. Committee will be active Wednesday-Sunday and work outdoors.
Volunteers will welcome corporate guests, verify proper credentials and provide directions to hospitality venues. They will provide information and support to hospitality hosts and their guests, ensuring the tournament’s supporters have a positive and memorable experience each day. Committee will be active Wednesday-Sunday and work outdoors.
Marshals are responsible for crowd control and helping players find lost golf balls. They get the unique opportunity to work inside the ropes and see the action up close. Volunteers should be familiar with the prohibited items to help enforce this policy on course and should have a basic knowledge of the rules and regulations of a golf course. Marshals committee will be active Wednesday-Sunday will be asked to work full-day shifts (approx. six hours) outdoors and will require standing for long periods of time.
Volunteers in this committee will be asked to assist the tournament staff in the parking areas for the event. Volunteers will help staff and manage various lots during the event. Committee will be active Monday-Sunday.
ShotLink Laser Operators
Volunteers will be trained on the ShotLink laser device, which measures and records shot data. This information is transmitted directly to the ShotLink truck. Lasers are located on every fairway and green. Volunteers should have knowledge of golf. Committee will be active Wednesday-Sunday and work outdoors. ShotLink volunteers will be asked to work a six-hour shift and must commit to at least three full days.
There will be a mandatory training session with the PGA TOUR on Wednesday.
Starters are responsible for announcing each group on the tee during each round. The committee will also be responsible for keeping the starter tent clean, neat and organized and overseeing the honorary observers program for the tournament. This committee will be active from Wednesday to Sunday.
Volunteers will work the week of the tournament in volunteer headquarters and will assist the weekend of volunteer training. On the weekend of volunteer training, volunteers will help the championship staff with all uniform exchanges. During championship week, volunteers will be in charge of the operation of the volunteer hospitality venue. Duties will include answering volunteer questions, conducting uniform exchanges, assisting meal vendors, and keeping the venue clean. Committee will be active Monday-Sunday and early mornings will be required for volunteer headquarters.