Genesis Open Volunteer Opportunities

Genesis Open Volunteer Opportunities are plentiful.

As of 2017, the Genesis Open is the PGA TOUR golf tournament, that many of you know as 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, starting in 2017. The event management for the Genesis Open is now being performed by the Tiger Woods Foundation.

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 Open Transportation Committee. We also have details about the volunteer package (including uniform, tickets, etc.). The next Genesis Open will be held from February 11 till February 17, 2019. 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 Open Tickets



Genesis Open 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 Dr. Gate at Riviera CC.

2019 Genesis Open

The dates for the 2019 Genesis Open are February 11 - 17, 2019 at - as usual - Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Genesis Open Volunteer Committee descriptions can be found further down on this page.


2018 Genesis Open

The 2018 Genesis Open will be held from February 12 - 18, 2018 at - as usual - Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, right outside of Santa Monica, CA.


Genesis Open Volunteer Committee Descriptions

      • Admissions (Tickets / Will Call)

        – Sells Genesis Open 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

        Committee Chair: Lisa Grimm
      • Ambassadors

        Welcome and provide general information to spectators at the Main Entrance and at various locations and booths throughout the Genesis Open 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.

        Committee Chair: TBD
      • 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

        Committee Chair: Bill & Kathy McKenney
      • Carts

        – Allocates golf carts to PGA TOUR 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

        Committee Chair: Tom Asper
      • Communications

        – Assist with taking phone calls and answering questions on the Genesis Open 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

        Committee Chair: Linda Shaw
      • 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

        Committee Chair: Keith Evans
      • 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

        Committee Chair: Isabel Cervello
      • 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 on Sunday, February 15th.

        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

        Committee Chair: Mike Allison
      • Media Services

        Assists PGA TOUR media officials with registration and the welcoming of local, national and international journalists to promote the image of the Genesis Open 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

        Committee Chair: Don Heinbuch
      • Mobile Device Task Force

        – Volunteers will work with the public to understand the mobile device policies and procedures and how they apply. Responsibilities will include communication with the public, answering questions, and directing spectators to mobile zones where they will be allowed to use their mobile devices. Volunteers need to have good people skills, while implementing such policies and procedures.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday

        Committee Chair: Larry Bryant
      • 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

        Committee Chair: Dennis Wright
      • 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

        Committee Chair: Spencer Smith
      • 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 Open grounds at Riviera Country Club. Must be 21 years of age and provide a valid driver’s license. "Our favorite committee"

        Committee days: Friday, February 10 - Monday, February 20

        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 Open 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

        Committee Chair: Traci Torok
      • 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.

        Committee Chair: Duane Doucette
      • 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.

        Committee Chair: Doug Shaw

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


Latest Updates:

  • 10/2/2018: Registration is now open for 2019 Genesis Open volunteer opportunities.

  • 10/1/2017: Registration is now open for 2018 Genesis Open volunteer opportunities.

  • 10/1/2016: Registration is now open for 2017 Genesis Open volunteer opportunities.  

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