Volunteer registration for The Barclays 2015 at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, NJ is now open! Please visit our volunteer website, barclaysvolunteers.pgatourhq.com to register.
If you have any volunteer-related questions, please contact our volunteer coordinator Bailey Weigel at 201-444-5356 x 2511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
10th Tee Shuttles- Transport players to and from the clubhouse and driving range to the 10th tee. Must have valid driver's license and be comfortable driving a 12-passenger van. Committee is operational Monday - Friday of tournament week.
Admissions- Responsible for scanning proper credentials (badges or tickets) at all entrance gates and for selling tickets at the Main Entrance gate. Will be trained by TicketMaster to use scanners at all entrances. Also will help distribute spectator guides and pairings sheets at all entrances and provide general information to all spectators. Admission gates are open Tuesday - Sunday of tournament week. Volunteers must be able to stand up outdoors for duration of shift.
Ambassadors- Welcome and provide general information to spectators at the Main Entrance and at various locations and booths throughout the course. Will need to become extremely familiar with course layout, restroom and concession locations, hospitality tent locations, starting times and pairings, first aid, etc. Committee is operational Tuesday - Sunday of tournament week.
Caddie Services- Register PGA TOUR caddies for The Barclays. Distribute towels via a towel exchange program and issue caddie bibs Wednesday - Sunday of the tournament. Oversee the Caddie Hospitality tent. Committee is operational Sunday - Sunday of tournament week.
Commissary- Transport drinks, ice and snacks from designated commissary location to all holes on the course, scoring tents, practice range, media center, volunteer center, etc. as directed by the PGA TOUR. Volunteers must be able to perform heavy lifting. Committee is operational Sunday - Sunday of tournament week. Please note: must be at least 16 years old to operate a golf cart.
Corporate Hospitality- 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 and help maintain a clean area. Corporate hospitality tents are open Thursday - Sunday (with the exception of one or two potentially opening on Wednesday).
Course Prep- Rope and stake course and all ancillary areas as specified. Committee will install stakes & ropes and maintain rope lines throughout tournament week, and stakes & ropes after tournament. Must be willing to work outside and perform physical labor. Much of committee's work is accomplished the weekend prior to the event.
Evacuation- Assist in facilitating the evacuation plan for players in case of inclement weather. Must have valid driver's license and be comfortable driving a 12-passenger van. Must remain calm under pressure and in bad weather conditions. Committee is operational Monday - Sunday of tournament week.
Golf Carts- Manage inventory, distribution and collection of golf carts during tournament week. Committee is operational Sunday - Sunday of tournament week. Must be 16 years old to operate a golf cart.
Marshals- Provide gallery control, assist in player movement, help locate errant golf shots and provide spectators with general information as needed. NOTE: Marshals shifts will be measured in half days Wednesday - Friday. On Tuesday (practice) and Saturday & Sunday (one-tee start) there will only be one shift available, to the end of play on your hole. Committee is operational Tuesday - Sunday.
Media Center- Assist PGA TOUR Media officials with registration and the welcoming of local, national and international journalists to promote the image of The Barclays to the public as a world-class event. Committee is operational Monday - Sunday of tournament week.
Office Administration- Assist the tournament staff prior to and during the tournament with general administration duties including answering the phones, assisting with mailing, making photo copies, etc. Committee will be operational approximately Monday, August 12th through Sunday, August 25th.
Patriots' Outpost- Greet guests, check credentials, and provide wristbands to military members and their families. Ensure that only properly credentialed military guests are allowed inside the venue, assist marshals with noise control and help maintain a clean area. The Patriots' Outpost is open Thursday - Sunday
SHOTLink- Will record and transmit shot locations of professionals to the SHOTLink system, while stationed greenside or at fairway landing zones. Transmission achieved via the use of hand held palm pilots and stationary tripod cameras. SHOTLink volunteers on Fairway duty will have preferred seating at key locations within the ropes. Volunteers who work the Greens will have a birdseye view of the action from a private platform. All will receive training on handheld devices and lasers prior to tournament week, and optional on-course training is available during the ProAm on Wednesday before the tournament.
Special Events- Assist tournament staff with various special events before and during tournament week, including the Volunteer Appreciation Party.
Special Needs Services- Transport guests that require assistance to and from admission gate, specific viewing areas on course and hospitality locations. Committee is operational Tuesday - Sunday of tournament week.
Standard Bearers- Accompany each group of professionals during play and display their scores in relation to par on a cumulative basis. Must be able to carry a standard (weight approximately 5-7 pounds) for the length of the course. Committee is operational Thursday - Sunday of tournament week.
Supply Distribution- Receive, inventory and distribute packages that arrive during tournament week. Distribute and replenish pairing sheets, spectator guides and programs on a daily basis. Volunteers must be able to perform heavy lifting. Committee is operational Monday - Sunday of tournament week. Please note: must be 16 years old to operate a golf cart.
Transportation- Use tournament vehicles to provide transportation to players, their families, VIP guests and tournament officials before, during and after the tournament, including to and from hotels and airports. Must have valid driver's license. Committee is operational the Saturday prior to the tournament through the Monday after the tournament.
Uniform Distribution- Assist with inventory, packaging and distribution of all volunteer apparel and credentials. Also assist with apparel exchanges and sales of past apparel. Volunteers will need to be available prior to tournament week (various dates in late July & throughout August TBD) to assist with preparing and distributing volunteer packages.
Volunteer Center- Manage tent where volunteers check in with their respective Committee Chairs as well as come for snacks & beverages in between their shifts. Maintain a clean and supportive meeting place for the volunteers. The committee is operational Monday - Sunday of tournament week.
Walking Scorers- Record the scores and statistics of play on handheld PDA devices during the Wednesday Pro-Am and all competitive rounds. Must be able to walk 18 holes without a break. Volunteers will receive extensive training on how to use the PDA device. The committee is operational Wednesday - Sunday of tournament week.
Will Call- Assist with distribution of credentials that have been ordered in advance or left for pickup for future rounds. Please note that Will Call is located near the Main Entrance, outside the grounds. Committee is operational Tuesday - Sunday of tournament week.
The Barclays would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to each and every one of our 2014 volunteers. This certainly was a terrific year and ended with a thrilling finish and great winner, Hunter Mahan. We truly appreciate all of your dedication and hard work and without all of our volunteers the tournament could not happen. We are grateful for every one of you.
Most importantly, your support allowed The Barclays to donate over $1.4 million in proceeds from the tournament to numerous local charities. Since its inception in 1967, The Barclays has donated more than $45 million to charity. These deserving organizations are most appreciative of your time and dedication.