Volunteering is an exciting way to see great golf while being with your friends, family, co-workers, etc. and most importantly helping to raise money for Nationwide Children’s! Over the past nine years the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has raised a total of $5,728,322 in support of charity, primarily the hospital’s pediatric cancer program. This would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our hardworking and dedicated volunteer force.
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See below for a listing of available volunteer committees.
AVAILABLE COMMITTEES: Approximate start and end times and days of operation are listed below each committee – please know that the day is generally divided into 2 – 3 shifts per day. You will have the chance to select AM, PM or select both on your application. Once you are accepted as a volunteer and receive a confirmation email from the tournament office with your assignment, your volunteer captain will be in touch with you to give you exact shift times.
VERY IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE DAYS OF OPERATION FOR EACH COMMITTEE! Do not sign up for a committee on non operational days. Example – The Admissions committee only works Thurs – Sun; do not select Mon – Wed.
ADMISSIONS: Handle ticket sales; Assist with checking for proper admission credentials; administer “will-call” for tickets that have been left for future pick-up; and provide general information to all spectators. Admissions is located at the main gate off of Tremont Road and a second admissions area off of McCoy Road. Must be at least 21. Thursday, Sept 22 – Sunday, Sept 25 – 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
COURTESY CARS: Drive tournament cars to transport Professionals and professional families to and from the airport and golf course. Must be at least 21 with a valid license. Monday, Sept 19 – Sunday, Sept 25 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM. (or as flights dictate – some will arrive late at night and some volunteers may be asked to be “on call”)
HOSPITALITY (Sponsors): Provide assistance and information to corporate sponsor clients. Ensure that only properly credentialed clients are allowed in private skybox, hospitality areas and the Clubhouse. Monday, Sept 19 – Sunday, Sept 25– 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
LEADERBOARDS: Keep leaders’ scores up to date as play evolves on manual leader boards. Wednesday, Sept 21 – Sunday, Sept 25 – 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
MARSHALS (HOLE NOS. 1 -18): Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position. Thursday, Sept 22 – Sunday, Sept 25 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM
MEDIA CENTER: Assist the Web.com Tour in the media tent by answering phones, making copies and any other needs. Monday, Sept 19 – Sunday, Sept 25 – 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
ON COURSE SERVICES: Replenish water, ice, pairing sheets, newspapers and other product on course. Empty trash bins and help to keep the course free of debris. Must be 18 or older. Monday, Sept 19 – Monday, Sept 25 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM.
PRO-AM OPERATIONS: Register amateurs and Professionals, organize and hand out gifts to the amateurs playing in Pro-Am’s. Monday Sept 19 – 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM – approx. at Double Eagle Club, Tuesday, Sept 21 – 5:30 AM to 4:00 PM – approx. at New Albany Country Club, Wednesday, Sept 22 – 5:30 AM to 4:00 PM – approx. at OSU Golf Club
SCORING TENT: Collect scorecards, check addition and make sure each player turns in their card. Thursday, Sept 22 & Friday, Sept 23 – 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM – 2 shifts – 4 per shift Saturday, Sept 24 & Sunday, Sept 25 – 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM – 2 shifts – 3 per shift
STANDARD BEARERS*: Are a committee of adults and youth age 12 and up to accompany each group of Tour Professionals by carrying a sign inside the ropes during play and display their scores. An adult walking scorer will also accompany you. The volunteer must be able to carry the standard (6-7 lbs.) for 18 holes. Thursday, Sept 22 – Sunday, Sept 25 – between 6:30 AM and 7:00 PM.
THE GOLF CHANNEL: Carry microphones and TV cables inside the ropes alongside TV operations crew! (Each volunteer MUST work Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday all day, no exceptions). Must be at least 21 years of age. Thursday, Sept 22 – Sunday, Sept 25 – 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION: Help to inventory and pass out uniforms to over 600 volunteers. ** This committee’s shifts always takes place one to two weeks before tournament week**
VOLUNTEER CENTRAL AND PARTY SETUP: Manage volunteer check-in and oversee general operations of the volunteer headquarters including food & beverage set-up if needed. Assist with the volunteer party planning on Sunday following play. Monday, Sept 19 – Sunday, Sept 25 – 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
WALKING SCORERS: Walk 18 holes of golf with a golf Professional keeping stats on a palm pilot. Golf knowledge is necessary to work this committee. Wednesday, Sept 21 – Sunday, Sept 25 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM.
PLEASE NOTE – If you are a new volunteer, you MUST select Wednesday as one of your shifts.