Volunteer / Ambassador Opportunities
An event of this magnitude will need a robust group of volunteers in order to be successful. Our volunteers will, for all intents and purposes, be ambassadors for The Minikahda Club. Our goal is that the players, press and USGA employees will return home having felt welcomed and taken care of. The Volunteer Committee is excited to offer many opportunities to all those who are interested. You don’t have to be a golfer to be a part of this historic event! The Committee looks forward to placing volunteers in roles that allow for a seamless, efficient, and fun tournament. Please see below for the different needs required to host an event of this caliber. We would like to work with each volunteer to ensure that dates, times, and volunteer interests are addressed. Sign up early and often! The earlier you sign up, the better your chances are of receiving your first choice of assignments.
For their $50 registration fee, all volunteers will receive a high-quality Cutter & Buck 3-piece uniform which includes a golf shirt, hat, and pullover featuring the Senior Am logo. All volunteers will also receive lunch each day that they volunteer. Patrons and Volunteers will be invited to a special award ceremony and reception following the Trophy presentation.
As a volunteer, you must attend one training session prior to the tournament.
Training dates and times are as follows:
August 12th at 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
August 16th at 3:00 and 6:000 p.m.
Volunteers working at Registration will require an additional session on August 22nd for approximately 2 hours. Time to be determined.
Walking Pods: We are very excited to be implementing the walking “pod” program for the tournament. Instead of volunteers sitting at one hole for hours at a time, three volunteers will be assigned to each tee time. One volunteer will lead the group (as well as act as a second forecaddie when needed) the second volunteer will score, and the final volunteer will forecaddie the players’ shots. These jobs are best suited for someone who can be on their feet for long periods and enjoys walking the golf course. Parking and Transportation: This is an extremely important job. The Club needs members who can drive the players to and from the hotel in a timely and safe manner. If you are unable to walk 18 holes in a pod, this is still a great opportunity to interact with the golfers. Range/ Chipping/ Golf Shuttles: Each day the driving and chipping range will need to be managed for the golfers as they practice before and after each of their rounds. We will also need volunteers to shuttle the golfers to and from the range.
Registration: From Wednesday, August 23- Friday, August 25 the players will be arriving and registration will be up and running. This is a great spot for those members who like to interact with the players. Volunteers working at Registration will require an additional training session on August 22nd for approximately 2 hours. Time to be determined.
Ambassador/Hosts: These will be a mixture of jobs that range from traffic to clubhouse locker room greeter and anything in between. They are the roles that are crucial as it is generally the first contact with people as they enter Minikahda. This role is best suited for someone who has a working knowledge of The Minikahda Club, its history and knows where everything is. Bull Pen: We will need extra volunteers each day to cover for gaps.
Scoring Runners: On Saturday and Sunday, we will need several scoring runners to run from holes 9 and 18 to the scoreboard with official results. These volunteers will not be using carts, so this job is best suited for those who enjoy running and can be on their feet for longer periods of time.
More Info: All volunteers will receive a 3-piece uniform which includes a shirt, hat, and pullover featuring the Senior Am logo. It will be high-quality and the volunteers will receive it at a deeply discounted rate of $50. Below you will find a link to the volunteer registration form that you can fill out online. If you need a PDF of the form please email Allison Krueger, the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.