Invesco QQQ Championship - New name as of 2018

As of 6/4/2018, the Invesco QQQ Championship at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA (near Westlake Village) is a new tournament name of what we've knows (since 2016) as the PowerShares QQQ Championship. With the move of the PowerShares brand name under the unified global brand of Invesco, it was a logical step to apply those changes to the tournament as well.

Just as last season, the event will be the 2nd playoff on the PGA TOUR Champions schedule, leading up to the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix Country Club in Phoenix, AZ. In this event, 54 PGA TOUR Champions players that qualify after the 72-player field competition at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond, VA, will compete in the 3-day event to make the cut to compete in Phoenix.

As many other PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions event, this tournament will support local charities. The recipient of charitable donations will be the Sherwood Cares Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and the First Tee of Los Angeles.

Below you will find the Invesco QQQ Championship Volunteer Committee Descriptions for all the volunteer committees available for you to participate in. Since the Invesco QQQ Championship Transportation Committee is our favorite committee at this Championship, we hope, you will join us. We also have details about the volunteer package (including uniform, tickets, etc.).  At the bottom of this page, you will find a link to the 'official' tournament's volunteer website, where you can register to volunteer. Check out the latest updates towards the bottom on this page. Get tickets for the tournament before they sell out. Check out hotel accommodation in the Thousand Oaks, CA area for tournament week, using our hotel comparison tool.

One of the highlights of the 2017 Invesco QQQ tournament was the 'Ringing of the NASDAQ bell' on Thursday, 10/26/2017 to close the market for the day.  PGA TOUR Champions President Greg McLaughlin and top players Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron and Colin Montgomery - as well has some guests - participated in this exciting event.

2018 Invesco QQQ Championship

The 2018 Invesco QQQ Championship will be held from October 22 - 28, 2018 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA. Volunteers are still welcome to register.


Invesco QQQ Championship Volunteer Committee Descriptions

      • Admissions & Will Call)

        – Assist with selling and scanning PowerShares QQQ Championship tournament tickets at Main Admission Gate, check for proper credentials, and provide general information to spectators. Assist with Will Call ticket pick-ups and drop-offs.

        Committee Days: Friday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Chris Steele
      • Ambassadors

        Welcome and provide general information to spectators at the Main Entrance and at various locations throughout the course. Will need to become extremely familiar with the course layout, restroom and concession locations, starting times and pairings, first aid, etc.

        Committee Days: Friday - Sunday.

        Committee Chair: Branden Augustus
      • Caddie Services

        – Assist with Professional Caddie registration and services throughout tournament week. Distribute/wash/collect towels and bibs, maintain the caddie lounge area and act as a concierge. On Wednesday and Thursday of tournament week, manage the registration and logistics of the Official Pro-Am amateur caddies program.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Donna Kaufman
      • Carts

        – Allocate golf carts to PGA TOUR Staff, Chairmen, Vendors and staff assisting with Operations of the tournament. Maintain a sign-in/sign-out sheet and assign cart signage to individuals and signs on carts. Ensure cart keys are returned and that carts are charged and cleaned daily.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Linda Shaw
      • Corporate Hospitality

        Provide information and assistance to corporate clients ensuring the guests enjoy their experience. Greet guests and confirm properly credentialed clients are allowed in private hospitality areas. Assist Marshal Committee with noise control when players approach hospitality areas. Some client interaction necessary and position may require some or occasional standing.

        Committee Days: Friday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Gordie Johnson & Doug Fremow
      • Course Prep

        – Roping and staking the main course and all ancillary areas as required with the objective to maximize spectator viewing areas. Committee will install stakes and ropes, maintain rope lines throughout tournament week and post event. Must be willing to work outside and perform physical labor as this committee requires significant lifting.

        Committee Days: Saturday (10/22) – Monday (10/23) and Sunday (10/30) – Monday (10/31).

        Committee Chair: Steve Storms
      • Disabled Services/ Hospitality Shuttles

        – Provide cart transportation for disabled spectators to and from the bus drop at the main entrance to designated areas on the golf course. Responsible for transporting players and caddies to/from specific areas determined by the Rules Officials. Provide assistance to VIPs and hospitality guests if available. Must be age 25 or older.

        Committee Days: Friday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Kevin Letson
      • Golf Events

        – Assist with operational set-up, registration, and gift distribution for the following events: Official Pro-Am Pairings Party (Tuesday, Oct. 24); Official Pro-Am (Wednesday, Oct 25 and Thursday, Oct. 26) and additional PGA TOUR sanctioned events like Executive Women’s Day and the Youth Clinic. Will also assist with operation and management of the Honorary Observer program in which tournament guests are granted access to walk inside the ropes. Assist with logistics, credential distribution, guidelines, escorting guests to #1 tee, and tournament gifting.

        Committee Days: Tuesday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Carla Chao
      • Marshals

        Provide gallery noise control, assist in player movement, help locate errant golf shots and provide spectators with general information. Marshals will also assist with the player movement on and off the course due to weather delays or whenever deemed necessary. This committee requires standing for extended periods of time in addition to walking to various positions around the hole. Marshals will be asked to attend a training session prior to the tournament. Shifts are ONE FULL DAY. Please note the hole that you would like to work. Starting times may very due to assignment.

      Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday

      Committee Chair: Bob Young
      • Media Services

        Assist with the PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS Media Director in registering, welcoming and providing proper credentials to Local, National and International journalists. Answer phones, produce daily clippings and provide scoring information to the media as needed.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Don Heinbuch
      • Office Support

        – Assist in the Tournament Office prior to and during the tournament by providing general administrative duties to include answering the phones, answering questions and assisting with large mailings, etc. This committee sometimes requires a lot of downtime due to the unpredictable workloads, so it is recommended that volunteers bring a book or tablet to pass time.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Freddie Zavaleta
      • Player Services

        – Assist PGA TOUR staff in providing exceptional service to the PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS throughout the week. Act as a concierge for the players including registering players and answering questions from the players and/or their family members.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Becky Dahl & Bill Dahl (Locker Room)
      • Practice Area (Driving Range/ Putting Green)

        – Set up and maintain the practice facility for the players by stocking and distributing practice range balls, drinks, snacks, etc. Provides gallery control of the practice areas and regulates access for the contestants and tournament officials.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday

        Committee Chair:
      • ShotLink

        – Measure and record the yardage of a professional’s ball on the fairway using scoring devices provided by the PGA TOUR Staff. SHOTLink volunteers may be required to climb onto a platform which can be up to six (6) feet off the ground. Shifts are ONE FULL DAY. Starting times may very due to assignment.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Dennis Wright
      • Social Media

        – Act as “social media caddies” during tournament week. Contribute to the tournament’s live feeds on social media. Responsible for taking photos of spectators and off-course (non-competition) activities to engage online fans/followers.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Benjie Hernandez
      • Standard Bearer

        – Accompany each group of professionals during play and display their scores on a standard sign. Must be able to carry a standard sign (approx. 7 lbs.) and walk 18 holes without a break. All volunteers on this committee are REQUIRED to work the Wednesday and Thursday Pro-Am.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Dave Ritthamel
      • Supply Distribution

        – Inventory, distribute and maintain tournament supplies such as ice, coolers, drinks, pairings sheets and programs to designated areas. Ensure that corporate clients have all of the boxes that they need shipped and ordered during set up. Committee requires a significant amount of lifting. Golf cart operation may be required. Must be age 18 or older.

        Committee days: Monday - Sunday

        Committee Chairs: Scott Tesar
      • Television Spotter

        – Assist Golf Channel with responsibilities including carrying microphones and equipment and relaying for Golf Channel staff. This committee requires some golf knowledge, ability to walk the course/keep pace and minor lifting.

        Committee Days: Friday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Richard Olmstead, Jr.
      • Transportation

        – Provide transportation to professionals and VIP guests before, during and after the tournament. Assist with the inventory and control the distribution of official tournament vehicles. Committee also assists in the return of vehicles after the tournament. Drivers must be at least 25 years old and provide a valid driver’s license issued by the volunteer’s jurisdiction of residency. This committee sometimes requires a lot of downtime due to the players' unpredictable schedule so it is recommended that volunteers bring a book or tablet to pass time.

        Committee days: Thursday (10/20) – Monday (10/31)

        Committee Chairs: Nick Bunkua & Andreas Kraemer
      • Uniform Distribution

        – Inventory and distribute volunteer apparel and credentials. Responsibilities include management of uniform distribution area, apparel exchanges, sales and returns. Minimal lifting is required. Uniform Distribution dates are Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd.

        Committee days: Wednesday 10/19 – Sunday, 10/23

        Committee Chairs: Noel Neeson
      • Volunteer Services Headquarter

        – Responsible for the operation and management of Volunteer Headquarters during tournament week (exclusive use of credentialed volunteers). Assist with food and beverage; lunch chits; check-in; maintain clean environment and merchandise sales.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: The First Tee of L.A.
      • Walking Scorer

        – Record statistics and scores of players on a Palm Pilot during competition rounds and must be able to walk 18 holes. All volunteers on this committee are REQUIRED to work on Wednesday (Oct. 26) and Thursday (Oct. 27).

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday.

        Committee Chair: Desiree Banlowe

Register on the 'official' Invesco QQQ Championship website or contact us for further questions.


Latest Updates:

  • 6/4/2018: New Name
    A new tournament name gets announced. Previously known as PowerShares QQQ Championship, starting in 2018 the name of the event will change to Invesco QQQ Championship.

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