VALLEY FORGE INVITATIONAL
Be a part of the Valley Forge Invitational by becoming a tournament volunteer.
As a volunteer, you will receive the following:
- Official Tournament Golf Shirt
- Tournament Unisex Visor or Ball Cap
- Two (2) complimentary weekly grounds tickets, allowing grounds access all week for friends and family
- One (1) lunch voucher will be provided for each day worked
- One (1) round of golf at Tournament Host Course (Must work minimum of three (3) shifts)
- You must be at least 18 years of age by May 31, 2019 to volunteer unless Legal Guardian waiver is signed (Minimum age of 13 required to volunteer).
- Must be able to stand/walk for elongated periods of time
- To qualify for the free round of golf, volunteers must complete a minimum of three (3) shifts.
The following are brief descriptions of the volunteer committees available for the 2019 Valley Forge Invitational. Specific openings are not guaranteed, but the tournament will make every effort to accommodate your preferences. Please take a moment to review the following requirements before making your final committee selection.
Cart Drivers follow a group of players in a cart for the entire round as an unofficial scorekeeper. During the round, they keep unofficial scores and statistics for each player in their group, and, after every hole, cart drivers send scores and statistics to Real-time Scoring via a two-way radio provided by the Tour. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
Ecology volunteers are responsible for re-stocking coolers, maintaining receptacles, and preserving the cleanliness of the golf course. Volunteers needed TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
The Guest Starter announces players on the 1st or 10th tee, dispenses scorecards, and gives last minute information to players. Volunteers needed THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
Marshals assist with minimizing the potential distractions caused by fans attending the tournament. They also direct cart traffic in heavily congested areas or on blind approaches to a tee, fairway or green. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
Real-Time Scoring Computer Operator
The Real-time Scoring Computer Operator enters the scores and statistics that have been recorded by the Radio Operator (described below). The data collected is entered in a PDA or laptop computer. This position requires dexterity and basic computer knowledge. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
Real-Time Scoring Radio Operator
The Real-time Scoring Radio Operator answers radio calls from the Cart Driver who is following each group on the course. The Cart Driver provides the scores and statistics for each player after every hole to the Radio Operator. The Radio Operator records this information on a form provided by the Tour. This information is then entered into a computer or iPad (a small wireless device) by the Computer Operator (described above). The data is then automatically uploaded to the Internet. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
Scoreboard & Leaderboards
Scoreboard volunteers receive scores via an iPad (a small wireless device) and verified scorecards from the Tour staff and post those scores on the Scoreboard. Leaderboard volunteers receive scores via an iPad and continually update the Main or On-Course Leaderboards with the information provided by the iPad. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
Scoring Tent volunteers verify each scorecard in the Scoring Tent after the player has completed their round. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
Special Event volunteers assist the tournament committee with the management of the various events held prior to tournament play. Events include the Pairings Party, Pro-Am, and Junior Clinic. Volunteers needed TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY.
Spotters act as “forecaddies” or “advance scouts” by assisting the professionals in locating wayward golf shots. Stationed near a fairway or a green, spotters watch each shot and help locate a ball in situations where the player may not have a clear view of the ball’s final resting position. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
Standard Bearers walk the course and carry a standard-bearer sign which includes the names and scores of the players in a specific group. They confirm each player’s score with the Cart Driver and update scores on the sign as play progresses for the entire round of 18 holes. Shifts last as long as it takes to complete the round of golf. Standard Bearers work in two-person teams with one person at a time carrying the standard (standards weigh approx. 10-15 pounds). Volunteers needed SUNDAY ONLY.
These volunteers greet and register other volunteers, provide general information, and assist with shuttling volunteers to/from their assigned area. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.