Volunteer Committee Descriptions
(Unless noted – all positions are for Tournament Week)
GENERAL OFFICE – GSA Staff - Assist the staff with general office tasks. Mass mailing, phone answering, data entry (computer
knowledge and basic office skills helpful). HELP NEEDED YEAR ROUND.
ACCOMMODATIONS – Linda Staurovsky – Assist with the hotel reservations of the PGA TOUR Players. Work closely with the hotels in
making sure the accommodations are to the player’s requests. Assist with hotel reservations for the Pro-Am Players.
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT – Assist the tournament staff with general office tasks and logistics. Mass mailing, phone answering, data
entry (computer knowledge and basic office skills helpful). Help needed year round. Greatest needs are from January through May.
ADMISSIONS/WILLCALL – Chuck Ely – Sell tickets, hold tickets for customers, control gate entry and bus loading.
AIRPORT RECEPTION - Ori Salame & Victor Ramos - Greet incoming PGA Tour Professionals, guests and families. Help get luggage to
vehicle. Some lifting is required and some late hours before the tournament.
APPAREL – Ken Stokes & Pat Fink - Help distribute volunteers’ uniforms at designated location, GSA office and TPC San Antonio
beginning 3 to 4 weeks prior to tournament. Standing for long periods of time and lifting required.
BACKYARD / FAN FEST– David Reta & Bill Rapson - Fan Fest area is the entrance to tournament and Backyard is where concert
series will be held along with some food vendors. Help needed throughout tournament week to assist with set-up for exhibitor / vendors.
Also assist with concerts, food vendors, etc. as needed.
BROADCAST (CBS SPORTS / XM Radio / Golf Channel) - Kem Cummings & Gary Quesenberry - Support CBS broadcast primarily as
on-course spotters and on-course wireless microphone crews. Must be able to walk course and carry microphone, plus be very familiar
with golf etiquette and rules. Important: Individual MUST be able to work all 4 days during Broadcast (Thursday – Sunday).
CADDIE MASTER – Michael Pollog & Tom Wright – Serve as a liaison between the tournament and caddies; issue and collect caddie
bibs with nameplates.
CHARITY VOLUNTEERS – Stephanie Sage - Assist with general office tasks and logistics. Specifically working with Birdies for Charity,
Chip In For Schools, & Valero Texas Open TOUR Wives visit. Assist with mass mailing, & data entry (computer knowledge and basic
office skills helpful). Help needed year round. Greatest needs are from November through June.
CLUBHOUSE / HOTEL PARKING – Ted Kneale & Randy Johnson - Manage traffic flow and direct cars to parking spaces. Location:
Hotel & Clubhouse Parking lot. Will be sitting in a shaded area.
COMMUNICATIONS - Don Bearbower - Responsible for the collection and distribution of completed scorecard information to the Media
Center and the Main Scoreboard. Also assign, distribute, and collect radios and cell phones used during the tournament. Help needed
Friday, April 8 through Monday, April18 .
CONSTRUCTION / SET-UP TEAR DOWN - Tom Mabe - Assist in setup and tear down of facilities needed for tournament. Install fencing
and light construction work as needed. Requires walking, standing and frequent heavy lifting; familiarity with common hand tools. Help
needed late March through early May.
CORPORATE HOSPITALITY - Manny Longoria & J.R. Reichl - Host and greet guests plus record entry with proper credentials at all
Hospitality Skybox locations. People who like to have fun, smile a lot and be on their feet are best here.
FAMILY FIESTA DAY – Francisco Saenz & John Keane - Assist in the coordination of games and activities for the day.
GALLERY CONTROL/MARSHALLS – Mike Gurganus & Jeff Marsh - Ensure fair play, crowd control, and safety of spectators. Golf
knowledge beneficial; long periods of standing in hot and humid conditions plus, some walking. Volunteers need to be able to walk from
the bus drop off area to their assigned hole Days required Wednesday, April 13th through Sunday, April17 or Monday, April 18 if
playoff required. No scheduling for Gallery Control will be done Monday and Tuesday.
GOLF CARTS - Steve Nugent & Ashby Cowart - Issue golf carts to authorized users and account for carts on course. Park carts at end of
day. Moderate amounts of walking and standing. Cart barn out of the weather.
GREETERS – Bob Centeno - Greet the public and provide general info and directions. Coordinate public transportation for spectators to
course. Requires standing for long periods of time.
LASER/SHOTLINK – Cynthia & John Mars – Operate fairway or greenside laser and map every shot with coordinate grid to provide data
for statistics and real-time media coverage. Fairway laser may require long periods of time in the sun. May require the use of radio with
headset and climbing 8-10 stairs.
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MEDIA CENTER - Dan Brigle & Paul Greenwood - Handle media credential requests to those meeting requirements. Setup and operate
MEDICAL – Sanjeev Mehra – Assist physicians on-site with medical issues that arise.
MILITARY AFFAIRS – Bob Clark & Steve Polk – On-site liaison. Assist with military planning and on-site activation.
ON-SITE TRANSPORTATION – Ed Bustamante, Jim Dietzmann & John Snyder - Provide transportation for the professional players and
wives. Requires some driving in congested areas and knowledge of the area; must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
PARKING – Ted Kneale & Randy Johnson - Assist with directing where to park in all facilities.
PLAYER RELATIONS – Lorrie Ortega - Assist with social activities, childcare, transportation, reservations, and special needs for players
and their families. Strong interpersonal skills, outgoing, enthusiastic and flexibility needed; Tournament week only.
PRO-AM (TOURNAMNET) OAKS COURSE – Richard Baskin - Pro-Am gift distribution, Pro-Am Registration, and Pro-Am Pairings party;
must be able to stand for long periods of time with occasional heavy lifting. Days required Sun, April 10 through Wed, April 13 .
PRO-AM CANYONS COURSE- Jimmy Heston & Joe Heston - Pro-Am gift distribution, Pro-Am registration, and Pro-Am pairings party;
must be able to stand for long periods with occasional heavy lifting. Days required: Sat. April 9 through Mon, April 18 .
PRO COURTESY VEHICLES – Teresia Harwell, Bill Weber, Javier Ortiz – Pick up and return PGA Official Ford Tournament vehicles to
local dealership. Greet players and families, conduct quick administrative documentation, provide courtesy car and assist with the loading
of player/families luggage. Deliver courtesy car to private terminals as required. Assist players with the return of the vehicle when
departing. Work location – National Rent-a-Car at airport entrance. Driver license and proof of insurance required.
PRO SHUTTLES - Jenny Fischer & Chris Hudson - Drive multi-passenger carts and vans to shuttle players and caddies, also caddie
shuttle from TBD location. At least 21 years of age with valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
REFRESHERS – Ruben Cortinas, Ted Nelson & JR Erdman- Supply various locations on and off course with food and beverage. Some
heavy lifting and working in hot & humid conditions.
SCORERS - Dwayne Wilkins - Walk and record the strokes taken by each player and keep statistics; must be able to walk the entire
course. Greenside scorers will operate a laser range finder; greenside scorers 4-6’ off the ground.
SECURITY – Russ Cornell, Danny Hayes & George Salinas – Assist uniformed officers in securing various locations such as the
clubhouse and driving range.
SIGNS – Dave Falzareno & Larry Kurth - Prior to the tournament, distribute and setup signs on golf course, monitor signs all week and
take signs down. Must be able to walk the entire golf course
STANDARD BEARERS - Denny San Miguel & Bob Stegge – Assist with score keeping for the tournament by carrying a sign to inform
the public of the golf professionals’ score. Must be able to walk the entire golf course, carry a sign, and have some golf knowledge.
Volunteers are primarily needed Monday-Friday. You MUST sign up for a pro-am shift (Mon., Wed) and a Thursday or Friday shift to be
considered for a weekend shift.
STRIKE FORCE - Nelson Harborth & Jim Watson - Standby team that acts as a liaison to all other committees; must be flexible. Some
responsibilities can involve physical labor at various locations; golf knowledge a must.
TELEVISION – John Holguin – Assist with the installation of the televisions and satellite dishes in the hospitality venues at the tournament
VIP SHUTTLE - Karen Prevou & Larry Kisner - Provide on-site transportation from VIP parking areas to other area around facililty.
Vehicles driven are vans and SUV’s. Drive in congested areas. Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required. Hours – early
morning to late evening Monday –Sunday
VOLUNTEER HOSPITALITY – Gilbert Cruz & Thomas Holmes - Oversee all volunteer food presentation and distribution. Keep the
volunteer tent clean, organized and inviting. Create and maintain a volunteer registration process. Must be energetic and very friendly.
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