With over 20 committees to choose from, there is something for everyone at the 2018 U.S. Senior Open. All volunteer positions listed below are 18 and over unless otherwise noted. Some committees require additional training and background checks. Junior Volunteer Committee registration will open in early 2018 for juniors age 13-17 on of or before June 25, 2018.
During the registration process, you will be able to pick your top three choices for committee involvement!
Access Control: Work in conjunction with the Corporate Hospitality Committee and the contracted security company to ensure championship guests have the proper credentials to enter various restricted areas.
Admissions/Will Call: Sell and issue daily tickets, manage Will Call function and check tickets/credentials at admissions gates. Some technology and time outside may be required.
Caddie Hospitality: Handle caddie registration, distribution and collection of caddie bibs and provide information as needed. Volunteers on this committee will not serve as caddies during the championship.
Communications: This committee is responsible for the daily set-up and distribution of radios.
Corporate Hospitality: Work in conjunction with the Access Control Committee and the contracted security company to ensure championship guests have the proper credentials to enter various restricted areas.
Course Evacuation: Provides assistance to players, caddies, walking scorers, rules officials, and standard bearers seeking shelter during a threatening weather situation or suspension of play. Valid drivers license and clean driving record required, must be 25 years of age or older to register.
Disability Services: Provide assistance to those spectators whose physical limitations prevent them from accessing the championship course. Some on course cart driving necessary. Must be 25 years of age or older, provide a valid driver license and clean driving record.
Golf Carts: Control inventory and distribution of golf carts to authorized personnel. Also, assist with any cart issues that arise throughout the day. Must be 25 years of age or older, provide a valid driver license and clean driving record.
Laser Operators (USGA Stats): Operate manual laser ball tracking devices and communicate locations via handheld device. May have to climb ladders and work on elevated platforms.
Leaderboards: Post player information on manual boards as reported by the USGA. May have to climb ladders and work on elevated platforms. Some technology use may be required.
Marshals: Serve as a marshal to ensure players are not disturbed during play and enforce crowd control and golf etiquette among spectators. This position requires being out side throughout your entire shift. Folding camp chairs without arms are permitted.
Merchandise: Assist with various functions inside Merchandise Pavilion such as operating cash registers and customer service. Staff “Check Tent” for spectators to leave parcels that have been purchased in Merchandise Pavilion.
Office Administration: Assist with clerical work, answering phones, various public relations initiatives, and greeting visitors in the Championship Office. Volunteers begin working one week in advance of the championship.
Practice Areas: Manage the operation of the practice range and all other practice areas. Must be able to stand outside throughout your shift.
Product Distribution: Stock and deliver on-course refreshments to tee boxes and distribute pairing sheets. May require heavy lifting. Must be 25 years of age or older, provide a valid driver license and clean driving record.
Shuttles: Assist in driving players, caddies, scoring volunteers and USGA officials between starting locations utilizing a 15 passenger van. Background check required. Must be 25 years of age or older, have a valid driver license and a clean driving record.
Transportation: Meet players, officials and designated guests at airport and assist them with their transportation needs. Drive shuttle vehicles between hotels and course for players’ family members, officials and designated guests. Background check required. Must be over 25 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
Volunteer Hospitality & Orientation: Assist with set-up for all orientation sessions and volunteer uniform distribution and exchange. Uniform distribution and exchange days are held prior to the championship. Also responsible for the operation of the volunteer headquarters facility during championship week.