Volunteer Info

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren!

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The inaugural tournament was a tremendous success thanks in large part to the more than 900 volunteers that dedicated their time and energy to this official PGA TOUR Champions event. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

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The second playing of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will take place September 9 - 15, 2019 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club.

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Volunteering for The Ally Challenge is a great way to receive a first-hand behind the ropes experience, spend time with friends, co-workers, etc. and help support the local community.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long can I be expected to work each day? How many days?
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  • Depending on the committee on which you serve, the average shift is 4 to 6 hours long. Some assignments may require longer hours. Each volunteer is required to work at least three shifts, but most choose to work more.

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What committees still need volunteers? We are looking for volunteers within the following committees:
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  • Hole Marshals
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  • Courtesy Cars & Transportation
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  • Volunteer Headquarters
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  • On Course Services

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How do I sign up?

Committee Descriptions

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ADMISSIONS/ WILL CALL - Check tickets and credentials at various admission gates. Volunteers will use scanners to scan tickets and credential barcodes upon entrance. Issue and manage tickets at Will Call that are left for spectators or professionals. Sell tickets for walk up sales. Provide general information to spectators. Must be 21 years of age or older.

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CADDIE SERVICES - Staff caddie headquarters throughout tournament week. Manage caddie registration process and check-out and return of caddie bibs, towels, yardage books. Also maintain a list of local caddies available to work. Must be 21 years of age or older.

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COURTESY CARS & TRANSPORTATION - Shifts for this committee will start the Friday before the tournament and will continue through the Tuesday following the event. Volunteers will drive shuttle vehicles between Flint and Detroit airports, hotels and Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club for players and family members. You will not be driving your own vehicle. It is intended to schedule volunteers to shuttle a specific player based on their flight plans as they arrive and return home after the tournament. Must have a valid driver's license and be 25 years of age or older. Background check required.

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GOLF CARTS & ADA CART SHUTTLE - Role 1: Maintain/distribute carts: Use a predetermined list of those authorized to receive a cart. Track keys. Check carts in and out. Keep electric carts charged when not checked out. Role 2: Drive the ADA shuttle cart on a specific route near/on the golf course to assist spectators who may have physical limitations. Feel comfortable driving the larger 4 or 6 passenger carts through a crowd and turning the cart around in limited space. Training for the ADA Shuttle drivers will occur at the course to assure the drivers are certain of the route and expectations while driving. Anyone driving a cart must be at least 21 years old with a currently valid driver's license.

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HOSPITALITY CREDENTIALS - Ensure only those with proper credentials are admitted into the clubhouse and on-course hospitality venues and act as concierge for VIP guests. Know course map to assist spectators find their destination. Must be at least 21 years of age or older.

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MARSHAL Flex Team - The members of this group will be assigned to support targeted areas of need as they develop throughout the tournament. Assignments will include being directed to an area that is experiencing significant spectator or player traffic, filling in spots on tee boxes, greens, landing areas and crosswalks. Will assist with on-course delivery of lunches to marshals. Could include assisting player movement through crowds on the golf course. These individuals will enjoy an opportunity to experience the event from an array of possible marshal assignments.

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MARSHALS - Maintain walkways throughout the golf course, provide gallery control and assist with player evacuation from the golf course should the tournament have a weather delay. Must be 18 years of age or older.

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ON-COURSE SERVICES - Stock and deliver on-course refreshments and ice to tee boxes, tee sheets, magazines, and Pairing Guides to appropriate locations. Removal of litter/recycling from the golf course and limited surrounding areas. This includes set-up the weekend prior to tournament and final clean-up on Monday following tournament week. Requiring heavy lifting and manual labor, must consider physical demands of lifting and being active during a shift. Will work in teams throughout the day. Must be 18 years of age or older. Junior Volunteers ages 14-17 are welcome to serve alongside a parent/guardian.

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SPECIAL EVENTS - Assist with activating special events planned in association with tournament week. This will include ensuring only those with proper credentials are in zoned off areas at the COmmunity Concert. Assisting with the 5K start and finish, directing runners, and handing out water. Maintaining the Fan Zone and running the Kid Zone activities as well as on-site activation. Must be at least 21 years of age or older.

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VOLUNTEER HEADQUARTERS - Operation of the Volunteer Headquarters facility during tournament week. Provide an upbeat atmosphere for fellow volunteers. Daily tasks may include, but are not limited to, distributing volunteer uniforms that were not picked up at training, assisting with coffee and meal set up/distribution, and tidying up headquarters. Must be 21 years of age or older.

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VOLUNTEER SHUTTLE - Drive shuttle transporting volunteers to and from the volunteer parking lot and main tournament entrance. The volunteer parking lot will be across the street from Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club and the main entrance will be off Saginaw Street, right next to the Volunteer Headquarters. This is a two-mile round trip loop that will run approximately every 15 minutes. Must be comfortable driving a minivan or SUV. Must have a valid driver's license and be 25 years of age or older. Background check required.