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North Mississippi Classic Looks for Volunteers

Some of the most memorable moments on the golf course can be found during the final day of a tournament. The city of Oxford will host a PGA Tour event in the North Mississippi Classic on April 16-22.
A total of 156 players will take to the links of The Country Club of Oxford to compete for a purse of $550,000.
With the date of the tournament fast approaching, the North Mississippi Classic is looking for volunteers to help out with this tournament. To sign up for a spot to help out click here (below are a list of areas in which one can participate).
This will be the third PGA Tour-sanctioned event to be held annually in Mississippi, joining the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship and the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.
ADMISSIONS & WILL CALL – Welcome guests, sell tickets and assist with Will Call ticket pick-ups and drop-
Committee Days: Monday, April 16 – Sunday April 22
CADDIE BIBS – This committee will assist and manage caddie bibs throughout the week Committee Days: Tuesday, April 17 – Sunday, April 22
DRIVING RANGE – Responsible for ball distribution and placement of player name cards Committee Days: Monday, April 16 – Sunday April 22
MARSHALS – Responsible for maintaining crowd control, and golf etiquette among spectators. Duties also include guiding players and caddies from one hole to the next, spot balls, monitoring cart movement on cart paths and assisting with the evacuation of players during inclement weather delays or whenever deemed necessary.
Committee Days: Wednesday, April 18 – Sunday, April 22
OPERATIONS – Assist with set-up and maintenance of the tournament operations. May include assisting with vendors to set up scoreboards, televisions, golf carts, hospitality structures, signs, fencing, and various other items. Manual labor is a primary function of this position, and can include lifting of heavy boxes, stake and rope, and other physical activities on course.
(Majority of this area’s work is done before the tournament)
PARKING – Manage the tournament parking lots and coordinate parking and shuttles throughout the week. Consists of ensuring people are parking in the correct locations and answering general questions.
Committee Days: Monday, April 16 – Sunday April 22
PRO AM – Assist with overall Pro Am operations.
Committee Days: Tuesday, April 17 & Wednesday, April 18
RUNNERS – Responsible for assisting Web.com officials with routing scorecards after play and copies to appropriate locations.
Committee Days: Thursday, April 19- Sunday, April 22
SPONSOR SERVICES – Greet guests, check credentials and provide wristbands to clients at entrances to all corporate hospitality locations. Ensure that only properly credentialed clients are allowed inside the venue, assist marshals with noise control. You will also work with the catering staff to ensure each area is properly stocked and cleaned.
Committee Days: Thursday, April 19- Sunday, April 22
STANDARD BEARERS – Accompany each group of professionals during play and display their scores. *Must be able to carry a standard sign (weight approximately 5-7 pounds) while walking 18 holes (approximately 5 miles)
Committee Days: Wednesday, April 18 – Sunday, April 22
VOLUNTEER CENTER – Responsible for the operation of the Volunteer Center during tournament week. Duties include managing morning and afternoon meal service, assisting volunteers with questions, etc. Opportunities to assist prior to tournament week with inventory, packaging and distribution of all volunteer apparel and credentials.
Committee Days: Monday, April 16 – Sunday April 22
VOLUNTEER UNIFORMS- This committee will be responsible for setting up and supervising the volunteer uniform and credential distribution to take place a few weeks prior to the tournament. Duties include: distribution of credential packets, inventory, money handling, set-up and breakdown.
Committee Days: 1st week of April
WALKING SCORER – Record statistics and scores for players on a hand held device as part of the PGA TOUR ShotLink system. Must have knowledge of golf scorekeeping and statistics and be able to walk all 18 holes (approximately 5 miles). *All volunteers must attend a MANDATORY training session with Web.com officials
Committee Days: Wednesday, April 18 – Sunday, April 22

Adam Brown is the sports editor of HottyToddy.com. He can be reached at adam.brown@hottytoddy.com.

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