Genesis Invitational Volunteer Opportunities

Genesis Invitational Volunteer Opportunities are plentiful.

As of 2020, the Genesis Invitational is the PGA TOUR golf tournament, that many of you know as the Genesis Open (or even the Northern Trust Open) and is still being held at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades (near Santa Monica, CA). The tournament carries the new title sponsor name Genesis) since 2017. Tournament host is Tiger Woods and the tournament is run by the Tiger Woods Foundation. Starting in 2020, the event has 'elevated' status as an 'Invitational' and falls in line with 'Invitationals' hosted by Jack Nicklaus and the late Arnold Palmer. The field will be a bit smaller (120 players) than we are used to from 'non-elevated' tournaments, but nevertheless be a strong field.

Find below a section with Genesis Open Volunteer Committee Descriptions for all the volunteer committees available for you to participate in. We have even more information about the Genesis Invitational Transportation Committee. We also have details about the volunteer package (including uniform, tickets, etc.). The next Genesis Invitational will be held from February 10 till February 16, 2020. 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 Santa Monica area for tournament week, using our comparison tool.

Genesis Invitational Tickets

Genesis Invitational Volunteer Parking

Wednesday – Sunday
Santa Monica Public Parking Lot 4 South
2030 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Shuttles run frequently and drop off at Longworth Drive Gate at Riviera CC.

2020 Genesis Invitational

The dates for the 2020 Genesis Invitational are February 10 - 16, 2020 at - as usual - Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Genesis Invitational Volunteer Committee descriptions can be found further down on this page.

Genesis Invitational Volunteer Committee Descriptions

      • Admissions (Tickets / Will Call)

        – Sells Genesis Invitational tournament tickets to patrons and assists with Will Call ticket pick-ups and drop-offs. Provides spectators appropriate credentials and tickets at a pick up/drop off location.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday

      • Ambassadors

        Welcome and provide general information to spectators at the Main Entrance and at various locations and booths throughout the Genesis Invitational 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 Days: Wednesday - Sunday.

      • Caddie Services

        – Assists with the professional caddie registration. Distributes and collects towels, caddie bibs, etc. Acts as a concierge for the caddies. Maintains the caddie lounge area and answers questions. Assists with cleaning the caddie bibs nightly. Committee days: Monday – Sunday.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday

      • Carts

        – Allocates golf carts to staff, Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs and Operations staff. Maintains a sign in/sign out sheet. Assigns cart signage to individual carts. Ensures cart keys are returned, carts are charged and cleaned daily.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday

      • Communications

        – Assist with taking phone calls and answering questions on the Genesis Invitational tournament general question hot line. Coordinate and distribute tournament radios to tournament staff, volunteers and vendors. Must have good people skills and adequate phone operation skills.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday

      • Corporate Hospitality

        Provides information and assistance to corporate clients. Ensures that only properly credentialed clients are allowed in private hospitality areas. Assist Marshals with noise control when players are approaching hospitality areas.

        Committee Days: Thursday - Sunday

      • Golf Events / Pro-Am Services

        – Greets and checks in Pro-Am contestants at club house prior to play, then distributes gift bags and assists as needed during post-play hospitality/awards presentation.

        Committee Days: Monday & Wednesday Only

      • Marshals

        The Marshal Committee is broken down into several subcommittees by hole location or area of responsibility on the golf course:

        • Holes 1-18

          - Marshals are assigned to a specific Hole (1-18) where you will be responsible for maintaining crowd control, guiding players and caddies from one hole to the next, protecting arrant golf shots hit outside the ropes, monitoring cart movement on cart paths and assisting with the evacuation of players during inclement weather delays or whenever deemed necessary.

        • Driving Range

          - Marshals assigned to the Driving Range are responsible for distributing and cleaning range balls, changing practice bay name plates, stocking drinks for tournament participants and checking credentials for permitted access to the Driving Range.

        • Putting Green

          - Putting Green Marshals are responsible for maintaining spectator control around the Putting Greens, guiding players and caddies from the Putting Green to the Scoring Area and Locker Room, as well as overseeing the player autograph area for spectators.

        • Walking Marshal

          - Walking Marshals are assigned to a specific, high profile group of golfers for the all 18 holes of their round. Walking Marshals assist hole marshals with crowd control of large galleries and guiding players and caddies at major crossings between green and tee.

        • Special Needs Shuttle

          - Special Needs Shuttle volunteers provide cart transportation for disabled spectators, VIPs and corporate hospitality guests to and from the 14th and 17th hospitality suites and the main entrance. Requires U.S. issued valid driver's license and mandatory golf cart safety training session

        Please identify if you would like to work as a Marshal on a Hole (1-18), Driving Range, Putting Green or as a Walking Marshal. Shifts are ONE FULL DAY. Starting times may vary due to assignment.

        Committee Days (Driving Range & Special Needs Shuttle): Monday - Sunday

        Committee Days (Putting Green): Tuesday - Sunday

        Committee Days (Holes 1-18 & Walking Marshals): Wednesday - Sunday

      • Media Services

        Assists Media Officials with registration and the welcoming of local, national and international journalists to promote the image of the Genesis Invitational to the public as a world class event. Some volunteers from this committee will be asked to chauffeur media officials throughout the golf course during tournament days.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday

      • ShotLink

        – Assists with the ShotLink scoring system by “shooting” the player’s ball with a laser to measure the exact location. The ShotLink system collects and disseminates real-time scoring and statistical data.

        Committee Days: Thursday - Sunday

      • Standard Bearer

        – Helps maintain accurate player scores while assisting each professional's group. In depth knowledge if golf scoring is mandatory. Must be able to carry a standard sign (approximately 15 lbs. with a shoulder strap) and be able to walk all 18 holes (approximately 4.5 miles).

        Committee Days: Thursday - Sunday

      • Transportation

        – Assists with the pick up and return of golf professionals and management staff to local and regional airports. Drives players, family members and other VIP’s to and from hotels and other destinations to and from the Genesis Invitational grounds at Riviera Country Club. Must be 21 years of age and provide a valid driver’s license. "Our favorite committee"

        Committee days: Saturday, February 8 - Monday, February 17

        Committee Chairs: Nick Bunkua & Andreas Kraemer
      • Volunteer Hospitality

        – Assists with the assembly and distribution of volunteer uniform packages. Assists with the management of the Genesis Invitational Volunteer Headquarters tent during tournament week by moving volunteers to and from shifts. Answers questions, replaces coffee and snacks and maintains the hospitality/lounge area.

        Committee Days: Saturday, February 11 - Sunday, February 19

      • Walking Scorer

        – Record statistics and scores for players on a symbol (hand held device) as part of the PGA TOUR ShotLink system. Must have knowledge of golf scorekeeping and statistics and be able to walk all 18 holes (approximately 4.5 miles). New volunteers are required to score for the Wednesday Pro-Am.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday.

      • Warehouse / Sponsor Services

        – Responsible for the distribution of on course refreshments and snacks to players, staff and volunteers. Helps to deliver and distribute water, food and ice on course and to the office trailers, tournament office and volunteer hospitality tent. Receives and inventories daily packages and shipment arrivals for the tournament staff, Golf Channel, etc. Responsible for the distribution of spectator information (programs, spectator guides and pairing sheets). Must be willing and able to do minor lifting.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday.

Register on the 'official' Genesis Invitational website or contact us with further questions.

Latest Updates:

  • 8/2/2019: Registration is now open for 2020 Genesis Invitational volunteer opportunities.

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