Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Ascension Charity Classic.
We are excited for our inaugural event to take place September 28 – October 4, 2020 at Norwood Hills Country Club.
Volunteering for the Ascension Charity Classic is a great way to share camaraderie, make lifelong friendships, spend time with co-workers, and give back to the local St Louis community.
For a listing of potential volunteer committees, please see below:
ADMISSIONS/WILL CALL - Check tickets and credentials at various admission gates. Volunteers will use scanners to scan tickets and credential barcodes upon entrance. Issue and manage tickets at Will Call that are left for spectators or professionals. Sell tickets for walk up sales. Provide general information to spectators. Must be 21 years of age or older. Shifts Thursday - Sunday
COURTESY CARS & TRANSPORTATION - Shifts for this committee will start the Friday before the tournament and will continue through the Monday following the event. Volunteers will drive shuttle vehicles between St Louis airport, hotels and course for players and family members. You will not be driving your own vehicle. Must have a valid driver's license and be 25 years of age or older. Background check required. Shifts Friday, September 25 - Monday, October 5
GOLF CARTS & ADA CART SHUTTLE - Assist with keeping track of inventory, distribution and maintenance of golf carts. The committee utilizes a predetermined list of those who are authorized to receive a golf cart. Provide assistance to spectators whose physical limitations prevent them from accessing the golf course through shuttle golf cart rides. Provide assistance to players who need a ride to their starting hole and driving range. Six passenger carts are used for this committee, volunteer will need to be comfortable driving in crowds and turning around in limited space. A training session will be offered so volunteers can learn routes. Must be at least 21 years of age or older. Shifts Monday - Sunday
HOSPITALITY & CLUBHOUSE CREDENTIALS - Ensure only those with proper credentials are admitted into the clubhouse and on-course hospitality venues and act as concierge for VIP guests. Know course map to assist spectators find their destination. Must be at least 21 years of age or older. Shifts Thursday - Sunday
MARSHAL Flex Team - The members of this group will be assigned to support targeted areas of need as they develop throughout the tournament. Assignments will include being directed to an area that is experiencing significant spectator or player traffic, filling in spots on tee boxes, greens, landing areas and crosswalks. Will assist with on-course delivery of lunches to marshals. Could include assisting players move through crowds on course. These individuals will enjoy an opportunity to experience the event from an array of possible marshal assignments. Shifts Thursday - Sunday
MARSHALS - Maintain walkways throughout the golf course, provide gallery control and assist with player evacuation from the golf course should the tournament have a weather delay. Must be 18 years of age or older. Shifts Wednesday - Sunday
ON-COURSE SERVICES - Stock and deliver on-course refreshments and ice to tee boxes, tee sheets, magazines, and Pairing Guides to appropriate locations. This includes set-up the weekend prior to tournament and final clean-up on Sunday night following tournament week. Requiring heavy lifting and manual labor, must consider physical demands of lifting and being active during a shift. Will work in teams throughout the day. Must be 18 years of age or older. Junior Volunteers ages 14-17 are welcome to serve alongside a parent/guardian. Shifts Sunday, September 27 - Sunday, October 4
PATRON INFORMATION - Help greet and direct patrons, distribute pairing sheets, answer questions, and assist at entrances. Volunteers will be working Thursday through Sunday at all Public Entrances and all main patron crossing points. Required standing for long periods of time. Must be 18 years of age or older. Shifts Thursday - Sunday
PRO-AM - Assist in registering amateurs and professionals playing in Pro-Am events and assist in organizing and handing out gifts to the participating amateurs. Assist with the set-up of the Pro-Am Pairings Party and greet and check in all participants and their guests. Pro-Am events will be held earlier in Tournament week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) on site at Norwood Hills Country Club. Must be at least 21 years of age or older. Shifts Tuesday - Thursday
STANDARD BEARERS - Carry a two-sided scoring standard (5lbs.), which is a portable status board for posting players' scores to keep spectators updated on how each player stands with respect to par, both in the round being played and cumulatively. This is a free junior volunteer position. Must be 12 years of age or older. Shifts Friday - Sunday
TELEVISION/GOLF CHANNEL - Support television broadcast production team with needs related to the events live broadcast coverage. Must be 18 years of age or older. Shifts Friday - Sunday
TRAFFIC & PARKING - Assist with the development of event parking plan and continuously monitor traffic and parking status within event parking locations. This is off-site at the event parking site. May require early mornings, late evenings, and standing for a long period of time. Shifts Monday - Sunday
UNIFORMS - Inventory and distribute uniform packages to all registered volunteers, approx. 1,000 volunteers. **This committee's shifts always take place a few weeks before tournament week** Must be at least 21 years of age or older. Shifts would be prior to tournament in Late August and September
VOLUNTEER HEADQUARTERS - Operation of the volunteer headquarters facility during Tournament week. Provide an upbeat atmosphere for fellow volunteers. Daily tasks may include, but are not limited to, distributing volunteer uniforms that were not picked up at training, selling additional uniform pieces, assisting with coffee and meal set up/distribution, tidying up headquarters and helping to manage the volunteer pool. Must be 21 years of age or older. Shifts Monday - Sunday
WALKING SCORERS - Record accurate hole-by-hole information for each player in group and transmit this information to Scoring Central via handheld computers. Assist Standard Bearer keep the correct score on the standard. Golf knowledge is necessary to work this committee. Must be 18 years of age or older. Shifts Friday - Sunday
For questions, please contact Megan Cummings at email@example.com