Volunteer registration coming in 2021. For more information on volunteering, contact:

Carter Koontz at (540) 333-0207  |  ckoontz@tngolf.org

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Simmons Bank Open. Volunteers are essential to the success of the Simmons Bank Open. Whether you are a golf novice, an avid fan, a new volunteer, or have volunteered for years, we have a place for you! The personal rewards that come with being part of a tournament team go far beyond behind-the-scenes access, unbeatable perks, and the opportunity to be up close and personal with some of the greatest golfers in the world. Volunteers share camaraderie, make lifelong friendships, and help the tournament give back to the charities that benefit from the event. 

With volunteer and player safety at the forefront of our minds, many areas of our volunteer operations are being modified to promote a safe and healthy environment for everyone on site. When volunteers arrive onsite for their shift, they will receive a daily health questionnaire and required temperature reading, and select volunteer committees will be COVID-19 tested. Volunteers are required to wear masks at all times while volunteering.

*Morning shifts for each volunteer position may begin as early as 6 a.m.


General Volunteer

Responsibilities: A great way to experience many different areas associated with the tournament. This selection is for those who want to help but, just are just not sure what they want to do for the event. Daily assignments will be made based upon the tournament needs.

Volunteer Requirements: Ability to interact in multiple areas.

Shifts: Monday to Sunday

Marshal

Responsibilities: Ensuring players’ safe and easy access from hole to hole and to signal the gallery for quiet as players address the ball to make their shot. Fairway ball spotting, measuring drives and signaling to avoid balls from being lost. Marshals are assigned to all 18 holes to insure proper coverage, with four to six marshals per hole. A great opportunity for groups, golf courses, or friends to be represented on a hole.

Volunteer Requirements: Ability to walk short and long distances and ability to stand for a period of time.

Shifts: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Walking Scorer

Responsibilities: Volunteer walks with a group of participants and electronically records the shots of each player by entering it into the SHOT link system after each hole.

Volunteer Requirements: Volunteers should be comfortable with a handheld tech device. Volunteers must attend the tournament training class or make arrangements to be trained by the Walking Scorer Chairperson. Golf knowledge and Ability to walk 18 holes.

Shifts: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Volunteer Service

Responsibilities: Uniform distribution prior to the tournament. Meet, greet and direct volunteers to check-in areas. Set-up tables, chairs and maintain the volunteer tent. Service the volunteer tent including stocking water, snacks and food service.

Volunteer Requirements: None in particular.

Shifts: Monday to Sunday

Course Ecology

Responsibilities: Assist with the set-up and preparation for each day of play. Maintain player refreshment stations (ice, beverages and snacks). Keep course clean, set-up, maintain refuse containers. Monitor signage, gallery ropes, general course appearance and repair. Service Skyboxes and viewing stands with ice and refuse disposal when required.

Volunteer Requirements: Highly active volunteer position, some heavy lifting is required

Shifts: Monday to Monday *A few volunteers are required on the weekend prior to assist with set-up

Construction

Responsibilities: Assist with the set-up & tear down of the overall golf event. Assemble, set-up, maintain & take down all event signage. Assist with the placement of fencing, roping and other logistics

Volunteer Requirements: Highly active volunteer position, heavy lifting is required; knowledge of power tools is helpful but not required.

Shifts: Monday to Monday *A few volunteers are required on the weekend prior to assist with set-up

Driving Range

Responsibilities: Prepare and staff the driving range as well as the chipping and putting areas. Re-distribute the golf balls, place, rotate and take down signs as required

Volunteer Requirements: This position requires you to be on your feet

Shifts: Monday-Sunday

Standard Bearer (A great way for young people to become involved)

Responsibilities: Volunteers walk and carry a sign for 18 holes in all types of weather conditions

Volunteer Requirements: The signs weigh approximately 10-15 pounds

Shifts: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Transportation

Responsibilities: Committee members receive inventory and control of the courtesy cars, meet players, officials and designated guests at the airport or other locations and assist them with their transportation needs throughout the week. In addition, committee member will manage shuttle service provider and the service they provide for spectators, volunteers and caddie

Volunteer Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 25 years of age to serve on this committee
Volunteers must be licensed drivers

Shifts: Monday to Sunday

Pro-Am Assistant

Responsibility: Assist with the operation and execution of the tournament Pro-Am’s

Volunteer Requirements: None in particular

Shifts: Monday and Wednesday