Committees require volunteers to work a minimum of three (3) shifts/days. Shift times vary depending on committee. During the volunteer registration process you will have the opportunity to select your availability. Please note, times chosen during the registration process are not your final schedule, but will serve as a starting point for your Committee Chairman as they create a shift schedule closer to the event. Your Committee Chairman will notify you when Tournament schedules are available.
Tournament Committee training and uniform distributions will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
Our ambassadors are responsible for serving as official greeters of the tournament. Ambassadors will greet spectators upon entering, assist with general information, distribute tournament programs and direct spectators to the Information Booth for additional information as needed.
Ambassadors are expected to:
Volunteers will assist with professional caddie registration. Responsibilities include: inventory player names and caddie bibs prior to event, distribute and collects towels, bibs and nameplates. Volunteers will also maintain the caddie dining tent and acts as a concierge for the caddies.
Caddie Services volunteers are expected to:
Dew Crew Team Members will be responsible for preparing the fairways in the morning prior to play every day of the tournament. You will be assigned in teams to work on specific holes on the North and South Course. The work entails the use of a golf cart and rope to drag the fairways so as to knock down the dew as it accumulates on the fairways. The Dew Crew work begins only when/if instructed by the PGA TOUR before play begins in the morning and is completed after all fairways are properly prepared. Teams must be ready to go at 6am with work finishing at approximately 8:30am.
Dew Crew volunteers are expected to:
Divot Crew Team Members will be responsible for properly filling divots the week before the tournament and/or after every day of play during tournament week. You will be assigned in teams to work on specific holes on the North and South Course. The work entails walking the fairways and filling the divots with sand. It is critical that divots not be filled too much so a mandatory training session will take place prior to the event. The Divot Crew work begins on January 20th and continues through the tournaments conclusion. Work may take place at any time during the day between the 20th and 27th (inclusive). Commencing on the 23th, Dew Crew work will take place after the day’s play, approximately 3pm.
Dew Crew volunteers are expected to:
Volunteers will assist sponsors in hospitality areas by checking proper credentials at entrances, overseeing general flow and providing information and customer service to corporate guests as well as enforcing silence during play on the green. Volunteers will assist in general upkeep and appearance of the hospitality venues during tournament week while continually showing appreciation to the guests.
Hospitality Guest Service volunteers are expected to:
Responsible for crowd and noise control on the golf course. Marshals are stationed at various locations on course: tee boxes, fairways, greens, crosswalks, etc. This committee is the largest group of volunteers and provides gallery control for the tournament and ensures PGA TOUR player safety and movement around the golf course.
Several Marshals will be selected to serve on our Evacuation Team. Members of the Evacuation Team help carry out our emergency plan to transport PGA TOUR players and caddies on and off the course in case of inclement weather. In the event, there is no need for an evacuation, primary duties will be those of a Marshal.
Several Marshals will be assigned to the Walking Marshals teams. Walking Marshals are assigned to a specific, high profile group of golfers for all 18 holes of their round. Walking Marshals assist hole marshals with crowd control of large galleries and guiding players and caddies at major crossings between green and tee.
A mandatory orientation will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 for 1st and 2nd year Marshals and will run approximately two hours in length.
IMPORTANT: Assignment priority will be given to volunteers who are able to work Wednesday – Friday -OR- Wednesday – Sunday.
Marshals are expected to:
Volunteers will assist Tournament Media officials with the day-to-day operations of the on-course Media Center. Volunteer will assist with answering questions and addressing any issues that may arise.
Media Volunteers are expected to:
Currently only open to returning drivers from the 2018 Tournament.
Responsible for providing golf cart assistance for PGA TOUR players and caddies to and from the putting green and driving range. Other duties include monitoring all carts to be charged and cleaned when returned to the cart barn, and staging carts to be used on an as-needed basis.
Shuttle Services volunteers are expected to:
Assist players with registration, reservations, social activities, childcare and special needs for players and their families. Strong interpersonal skills, outgoing, enthusiastic and flexibility needed. Volunteers must have knowledge of Tournament, golf course and surrounding areas.
Player Services Volunteers are expected to:
Volunteers will provide transportation to PGA TOUR players and their families and other VIPs of the Farmers Insurance Open to and from the golf course, airport and hotels. Volunteers on this committee will also assist in driving players and caddies to and from the 10th Tee using 15-passenger vans.
NOTE: Volunteers must be a minimum of 25 years of age and have a valid Driver’s License. A mandatory Motor Vehicle Record check will be conducted on all volunteers of this committee.
Transportation volunteers are expected to:
Volunteers are the key touchpoint with Pro-Am sponsors and participants on the day of the event. Volunteers will assist with Pro-Am check-in, bag check, gift suite registration and gift distribution. Golf knowledge is not necessary to be a Pro-Am volunteer.
Pro-Am volunteers are expected to:
Responsible for walking with each group to keep statistics and hole-by-hole records for each player. Scorers will keep on course statistics and scores on a PGA Tour provided smartphone.
A mandatory PGA TOUR Instructor Led Training session will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 and is approximately two hours in length. Please contact Bob Paxton if you are traveling more than one hundred miles to Torrey Pines Golf Course for training.
Scorers are expected to:
The ShotLink system, located at strategic fairway and greenside positions, disseminates scoring and statistical data worldwide on every shot in real-time for each pairing during tournament play on the Torrey Pines South Course via the use of an electronic scoring device connected to a GPS enabled laser. Manually input grid coordinates are used for back-up.
A mandatory PGA TOUR Instructor Led Training session will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 and is approximately two hours in length. Please contact Don Branagan if you are traveling more than one hundred miles to Torrey Pines Golf Course for training.
Laser Team operators are expected to:
Responsible for accompanying each group of golfers while carrying a standard board (approx. 5-6 pounds) displaying that group’s scores in relation to par on a cumulative basis.
A mandatory training session and uniform pick-up meeting will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 and will run approximately an hour in length.
Standard Bearers are expected to:
Responsible for providing spectators, media and player guests a location to pick up credentials/tickets that have been left by a player, officials, sponsor or patron. Corporate Hospitality clients, Spectators, PGA Tour Professionals, PGA Tour staff, Media Center and Tournament Office will use Will Call for distribution of credentials, tickets and other reasonable requests.
Will Call volunteers are expected to: