TOURNAMENT & HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are the backbone of our Patriot All-America event to be held during the week of December 26-31 at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Arizona and at the Sterling Grove Golf and Country Club in Surprise. The event will highlight top collegians from throughout the country as well as International participants from the likes of Great Britain and Ireland while honoring our military heroes.
Volunteer Sign-ups will begin in September.
Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 29 – 31
Time requirements vary depending on which hole you are assigned to.
Volunteers are needed to record scores from players during their round. Volunteers are stationed on holes 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, & 18. When the players complete their hole, the scorer will enter the players’ score from the last three holes played on to a worksheet. They will then transfer those scores to the live scoring app to upload them to the Patriot website.
Holes 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, & 18 will also serve as checkpoints for monitoring pace of play. If a group is out of position based on the timepar that is published, the volunteer will report to the players that they are out of position and will then notify the Rules Committee of the details. Individuals monitoring pace of play are NOT responsible for applying any penalties.
Wednesday, Dec. 28
Registration volunteers provide check-in materials and information for AM/AM participants upon arrival.
The registration table will be located adjacent to the Golf Shop and Scoreboard area.
The tournament Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at the driving range. It is likely that several of those playing in the AM/AM will come early to see the ceremony…they may either register before or after. If they arrive early be sure to mention the Ceremonies and suggest that they might like to attend.
December 29 – 31
Deliver players to 10th tee: 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Return players to clubhouse : 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Deliver players from practice area to shuttle pick-up: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shuttle drivers are needed to transport players from the practice area to the 10th tee and return them to the clubhouse following their round. An SUV will be provided. Shuttle drivers are asked to be there about 9:00 a.m. On arrival, go to the Volunteer Check-in to pick up the keys to the SUV. Return the keys there at the end of your shift.
There are two different duties that will be shared by all Shuttle volunteers:
- Coordinating player movement to and from the Shuttles by schedule, assisted by Rules Committee members when necessary.
- Driving players, caddies and occasionally guests to #10 tee of both the Gold and Blue courses and returning them after play from #9 green Scoring Area.
December 29 – 31: 9 a.m. – End of round
Announcing is handled exclusively by The Thunderbirds organization and Folds of Honor
We will have volunteers announcing the players starting on the 1st and 10th tee as well as the approach to the 18th green.
When the Starter indicates it is time to begin, use the statement outline below to announce the players – include the players name, school, and the name and rank of the soldier that they are honoring.
“This is the 9:00 starting time. First to play is Mr. John Smith, Arizona State University, honoring Sgt. James Doe. Play away, please.”
When Mr. Smith has played and begins to move from the tee, announce the next player in the same fashion.
As players approach the 18th green and before any shots are played from the immediate vicinity of the green, announce the group as follows.
“Please welcome (player) from (college) honoring (military person).”
Announce all three at one time.
AM/AM ON-COURSE ACTIVITIES
December 28: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
During the Am/Am event, Fighter Country Partners from Luke Air Force base will be holding some fun games/challenges on several holes on the golf course. Volunteers are needed to assist.
PLAYER REGISTRATION IN HOTEL LOBBY
December 26: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
December 27: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Registration volunteers provide Check-in materials and information for players, family and friends on arrival.
18th Hole Host & Thunderbird Liaison
December 29 – 31: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Act as a host in the Maverick Corral next to the 18th green and assist our Thunderbird partners.