Volunteer Program

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Volunteering

Have you ever wanted to take part in a professional golf tournament? Well, now’s your chance!

The LECOM Suncoast Classic is seeking volunteers to assist in executing the area’s premier professional golf tournament. The tournament is held at Lakewood National Golf Couse in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, from February 10 – 16, 2020.

Whether you’re a golf novice, an avid fan, a new volunteer, or have been an integral volunteer for years, there is a place for you! It takes many hands to make this tournament a success.

The LECOM Suncoast Classic is a great opportunity to meet and greet professional athletes, and enjoy some quality time outside!

If you would like more information on volunteering for the LECOM Suncoast Classic, contact Selina Maddox at [email protected]

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many different volunteer opportunities available, including:

  • Walking Scorers
  • Marshals
  • Player Shuttle Services
  • Hospitality Services
  • View a full description of volunteer committee descriptions below.

Volunteers will be asked to serve a minimum of three shifts (approximately 18 hours). There is a $35 uniform fee and includes the following:

  • One Tournament polo shirt
  • One Tournament ball cap
  • Free breakfast and lunch on the days that you volunteer
  • Tournament Volunteer badge, which is good all week for free admittance
  • Up to four free weekly Grounds Tickets – to give to family or friends
  • Admittance to the Volunteer Appreciation Party
  • Free parking in the volunteer parking lot with frequent shuttles to and from the course
  • One voucher for a free round of golf at Lakewood National Golf Course, if you work three or more shifts!

Volunteer Committee Lists

Listed below are the areas in which we need help, and a brief description of the duties and responsibilities of each. If you would like more information on volunteering for the LECOM Suncoast Classic, contact Selina Maddox.

ADMISSIONS
  • Thursday – Sunday: Committee members are posted at admission gates to greet and check spectators for proper credentials. Volunteers will also handle Will Call and General Information.
  • Two shifts daily from 7:00 am – 12 pm and 12 pm – 4:00 pm.

    ECOLOGY
  • Monday – Sunday: Assist in collection of on-course collection of trash and recycling. Distribution and set up of on-course trash receptacles. Minimal walking or standing, moderate to heavy work.
  • Two shifts daily from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

    HOSPITALITY
  • Thursday – Sunday: Assist corporate sponsors in hospitality areas by checking for proper credentials, meet and greet, oversee general flow and provide information to the corporate guests. Minimal walking or standing.
  • Two shifts daily from 8:30 am – 11:00 am and 11:00 am – 6:30 pm.

    MARSHALS
  • Thursday – Sunday: Volunteers will be assigned practice areas and holes. Marshals will be responsible to control the flow of spectators behind the ropes, and the players and officials inside the ropes. Moderate walking and standing.
  • Two shifts Thursday – Friday from 7:00 am – 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Saturday & Sunday one 6 hour shift per hole assignment.

    PLAYER SHUTTLES
  • Monday – Sunday: Responsible for shuttling players from green to tee on several holes on course. Must have a valid driver’s license. Minimal walking or standing.
  • Two shifts daily from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

    PRACTICE FACILITY
  • Monday – Sunday: Crowd control in practice area and distribution of balls to the players or caddies. Moderate level of walking, standing and moderate physical labor.
  • Two shifts daily from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

    PRODUCT SUPPLY/DELIVERY
  • Monday – Sunday: Responsible for distribution of food and beverage to on-course locations. Must have a valid driver’s license. Moderate level of walking, standing and moderate physical labor.
  • Two shifts daily from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

    TRANSPORTATION
  • Monday – Sunday: Responsible for running the shuttle vans to and from the volunteer parking lot; and for assisting in getting volunteers to road accessible holes. Some airport runs for staff and players are possible. Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and be over 21 years of age.
  • Two shifts daily from 6:30 am – 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

    SCORING TENTS
  • Wednesday – Sunday: The scoring tent volunteers ensure that the official scorecards are verified and signed by the professionals. Light walking and standing.
  • Two shifts from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

    STANDARD BEARERS
  • Saturday – Sunday: A standard bearer will accompany each group of players. This committee requires adults and teenagers who are capable of carrying the double-sided standard that keep the gallery advised of each player’s score. Volunteer must be in good physical condition and be able to walk 18 holes at a pace to keep up with the players.

    WALKING SCORERS
  • Thursday – Sunday: A walking scorer will accompany each group of players, use a hand held device to track statistics and results, and report scores by radio to Scoring Control. It is essential to have knowledge of golf and be in good physical condition with the ability to walk 18 holes at a pace to keep up with the players.

    VOLUNTEER HEADQUARTERS:
  • Monday - Sunday: Provide volunteer hospitality functions during the tournament. Check in volunteers, set up and maintain food and beverage areas. Assist Marshal Chairpersons with on-course lunch and beverage delivery. Minimal walking or standing.
  • Two shifts daily from 6:00am – 12:00pm and 12:00pm – 5:00pm.


    How It Works


    Click here to fill out the LECOM Suncoast Classic volunteer application: