Charles Schwab Cup Championship

We started writing this page about the Charles Schwab Cup Championship back in 2013 and quite a bit changed since then. After a few years at Desert Mountain, the tournament eventually moved to Phoenix Country Club for at least the 2017 and 2018 Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Since Andreas has been the Player Transportation Chairman for the tournament now since 2015, we will be updating information about the tournament directly on the Charles Schwab Cup Championship Player Transportation page.

Below you will find the Schwab Cup Volunteer Committee Descriptions for all the volunteer committees available for you to participate in. 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 Charles Schwab Cup before they sell out. Check out hotel accommodation in the Desert Mountain / Scottsdale / Phoenix area for tournament week with our comparison tool.

2014 Charles Schwab Cup

The Charles Schwab Cup at TPC Harding Park in 2013 was the 1st Championstour Final, that we volunteered at - again, as in most golf tournaments, in the Transportation Committee. The 2014 Schwab Cup will be played at Desert Mountain, AZ - just outside of Scottsdale and not too far away from Phoenix Airport. We are so excited about this tournament specifically (of course, all the other tournaments as well) and the volunteer opportunities being offered at the Charles Schwab Cup. The 2014 Charles Schwab Cup will be held from October 30 - November 2, 2014 at Desert Mountain Club (Cochise) in Scottsdale, AZ.


Schwab Cup Volunteer Committee Descriptions

Below are the descriptions for the 2014 Charles Schwab Cup
      • Admissions (Tickets / Will Call)

        – Assist with selling tournament tickets at admissions gate, check for proper admission credentials, distribute Spectator Guides at all entrance gates, provide general information to spectators, collect prohibited items, and maintain Lost & Found. Responsible for the operation of the Will Call office and assist with distribution of tickets that have been left for pickup for future rounds.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday
      • Caddie Services

        – Assist with Professional Caddie registration and services throughout tournament week. Distribute and collect towels, caddie bibs, etc. On Wednesday of tournament week, assist with registration and management of the Official Pro-Am amateur caddies.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday

      • Corporate Hospitality

        Provide information and assistance to corporate clients to ensure the best possible experience. Ensure only properly credentialed clients are allowed in private hospitality areas. Assist Marshals with noise control when players approach hospitality areas. Some client interaction necessary.

        Committee Days: Thursday - Sunday
      • Course Prep/Construction

        – Assist with on-course preparation before, during and after the Championship week. This committee will work closely with PGA TOUR operations staff. This committee includes manual labor.

        Committee Days: Pre-Saturday - Post-Monday
      • Golf Events / Pro-Am Services

        – Assist with set-up, registration, and gift distribution for the following events: Legends of the Game Pro-Am (Oct. 27), Official Pro-Am (Oct. 29), Am-Am (Nov. 3).

        Committee Days: Monday, Wednesday & Post Monday Only
      • Honorary Observer Management

        – Assist with operation of tournament guests granted access to walk inside the ropes. Assist with logistics, credential distribution, guidelines, escorting guests to #1 tee, and photo process.

        Committee Days: Thursday - Sunday
      • Long Drive

        – Record yardage on long drive holes using scoring device provided to you by PGA TOUR staff.

        Committee Days: Thursday - Sunday
      • Marshals

        – Responsible for crowd management, gallery noise control and assistance with the player movement on and off the course due to rain delays or whenever deemed necessary. Assigned to a specific hole for the week.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday
      • Media Services

        Assist Media Officials with registration and the welcoming of local and national journalists. Oversee general operation of Media Center.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday
      • 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, assisting with large mailing, etc.

        Committee Days: Leading up to and during tournament week
      • Player Services

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

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday
      • Practice Area

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

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday
      • Shuttles on Course

        – Assist with golf carts as they are used for shuttles and transportation on course. Responsible for transporting players and caddies to/from specific areas determined by the Rules Officials.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday
      • Special Events

        – Assist with the coordination, set-up, tear down, registration and operations for special (non-Pro-Am) events prior to and during tournament week. Events include, but are not limited to, Volunteer Appreciation Party, Military Appreciation Day, and other TBD Charles Schwab Cup Championship events.

        Committee Days: Pre-Saturday and Saturday of tournament week; Other possible TBD dates if an event arises that is not currently planned.
      • Special Needs Guest Services

        – Provide cart transportation for disabled spectators to and from the bus drop at the Main Admission Gate and ADA Parking to designated areas on the golf course.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday
      • Standard Bearer

        – Walk inside the ropes carrying standards and marking scores with each group during competitive play and Official Pro-Am.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday
      • Supply Distribution

        – Distribute non-alcoholic beverages, coolers on course, and spectator information to appropriate committees. Committee requires lifting of products (ice, beverages and coolers, spectator guides).

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday
      • Transportation

        – Provide transportation to players 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. This Committee sometimes requires a lot of downtime due to the players' unpredictable schedule so it is recommended that volunteers bring a book to pass time. "Our favorite committee"

        Committee days: Pre-Saturday - Post-Tuesday
      • TV Spotters

        – Assist Golf Channel with tournament responsibilities including carrying microphones and equipment for Golf Channel staff.

        Committee Days: Thursday - Sunday
      • Volunteer Services/Headquarters

        – Responsible for the operation and management of Volunteer Headquarters during tournament week. This is for the exclusive use of credentialed volunteers. Assist with food and beverage operations within the volunteer dining area. Assist Committee Chairmen with Volunteer check-in.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday
      • Volunteer Pool

        – Available “on call” to help out wherever needed; Be on-site during tournament week to assist any Committee that requests extra help at the last minute due to volunteers not showing up for their shift or simply being busier than expected.

        Committee Days: Pre-Saturday - Sunday of tournament week
      • Volunteer Uniforms

        – Inventory and distribute volunteer apparel. Responsibilities include management of uniform distribution, apparel exchanges, sales and returns. Volunteers will need to be available prior to tournament week to assist with Uniform Distribution.

        Committee Days: Leading up to and during tournament week (October 6, 7, 18, 25, 29 - November 3)
      • Walking Scorer

        – Record statistics and scores for players on a Palm Pilot as part of the ShotLink system. Must be able to walk 18 holes and attend a MANDATORY meeting (10/25). Walking scorer Volunteers MUST work Wednesday (10/29). Each scorer works either Thursday (10/30) or Friday (10/31), and either Saturday (11/1) or Sunday (11/2).

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday.

Register on the 'official' Charles Schwab Cup website or contact us for further questions.


Latest Updates:

  • 3/15/2019: Volunteer registration:
    Early bird volunteer registration is now open for volunteers, that helped in 2018. See your personal email inbox for the registration code. For everyone else, registration will open on April 15, 2019.

  • 3/1/2018: Early Bird volunteer registration:
    Early bird volunteer registration is now open for volunteers, that helped in 2017. See your personal email inbox for the registration code.

  • 10/26/2014: Volunteer Reminders for the 2014 Charles Schwab Cup:
    With the completion of the AT&T Championship, the field is set for the 2014 Charles Schwab Cup Championship and the 30 top players are on their way to Scottsdale!  A few reminders for tournament week:

    WHERE TO PARK TOURNAMENT WEEK
    Volunteers will park in the General Parking lot at Skyranch Airport in Carefree (8302 East Cave Creek Road, Carefree, AZ 85377).


    General parking does not open until Wednesday at 8:00am.  Tournament shuttles will be running back and fourth between Skyranch Airport and the Main Admission Gate during the following times:

    Wednesday – Sunday: 8:00 am – approximately 1-hour after conclusion of play each day

    **Please note: For volunteers required to be here earlier than 8:00am, there will be a security guard at the Skyranch Airport to let these volunteers in ONLY. There are two specific shuttles to that will take these Charles Schwab Cup volunteers to the course, one shuttle at 6:20am and the other shuttle at 6:40am, and you must take one of these. If you miss the 6:40am shuttle, there will not be another shuttle until 8:00am.  Again, please only take these early shuttles if you are required to on-site prior to 8:00am.

    WHERE TO CHECK IN
    The volunteer shuttle will take you directly to the Main Admission Gate. From there, please walk to the Volunteer Headquarters tent located at the end of the Driving Range.  All volunteers must check-in with the Volunteer Services Committee in Volunteer Headquarters immediately upon arrival unless instructed otherwise by your Committee Chairman.  Please arrive 30 minutes before the beginning of your shift. You will receive your lunch voucher when you check-in.  Please confirm with your Chairman where you should go after check-in.

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU CANNOT MAKE YOUR SHIFT
    If you cannot show up for your shift, please call the Volunteer Services Committee – 480-237-2303. If you cannot reach Volunteer Services, call the Tournament Office at 480-237-2100.  The Volunteer Services Committee will let your Chairman know that you are not coming, but you should also try to contact your Chairman directly.

    VOLUNTEER DINING
    Breakfast items (coffee, fruit and pastries) will be provided daily in Volunteer Headquarters from 6:45am - 10:45am.  


    All lunch service for volunteers is located on the course at the various food concession stands, with hot food only available at the Concession Stands at the Driving Range and on No. 18. Volunteers will be given a lunch voucher only on the days they work when they check in with the Volunteer Headquarters Committee or their Committee Chairman. The coupons are redeemable at concession stands only and not at any of the hospitality tents or food trucks.

    Breakfast items (coffee, fruit and pastries) will be available on a first come, first serve basis in the Volunteer Center from 6:45 - 10:45am.

    WHAT TO WEAR
    All volunteers must wear the official 2014 Charles Schwab Cup Championship volunteer polo, KHAKI bottoms (pants, capri pants, golf shorts or skirts), and volunteer badge while working. Chairpersons will wear black bottoms with their uniform shirts.

    Please remember that your uniform alone will not allow you access to the tournament.  Your badge is the only means of access, even on the days that you work.

    Beginning Wednesday, October 29 at 8:30am, you may exchange your uniform sizes and/or purchase additional items at Volunteer Headquarters, while supplies last.


    Soft spike golf shoes or rubber soled shoes may be worn with the uniform.  Metal spike golf shoes are not allowed.  Non-uniform items of clothing may not be worn by volunteers working at on-course positions; this includes non Charles Schwab Cup Championship hats and outerwear (unless pre approved by the Tournament).  The uniform, along with your badge, must be worn each time you are scheduled to work so that you may be easily identified by players, PGA TOUR officials and spectators. On the days you are not working, you should not wear your uniform to the golf course.

    INCLEMENT WEATHER
    In the event of bad weather, please continue to report to your volunteer duty until you hear otherwise.  The tournament will go on even if it is raining as long as there is no lightening in the area.  If there is lightening, tournament play may only be temporarily postponed depending on the forecast.  In any event, please report to your volunteer duty until you hear otherwise.  

    Any changes in the tournament schedule due to inclement weather will be communicated via:
    o        Your email address
    o        
    volunteers.schwabcup.com

    All of the above and other important tournament information is listed on the volunteer website:
    o          
    volunteers.schwabcup.com


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