Toshiba Classic Volunteer Opportunities

The Toshiba Classic 2018 will be the first tournament, Celina and Andreas will enjoy together in Newport Beach, CA.  Celina was a Toshiba Classic Volunteer year ago before we met. With the tournament taking a break in 2017 and moving to the spring in 2018, we are now able to volunteer their together. We are excited to help out with Player Transportation for a few days. Unfortunately, our work schedules don't allow us to spend the whole week with all the other great Toshiba Classic Volunteers, but we are looking forward to being part of the team starting in 2018 PGA TOUR Champions Season, that will end with the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix Country Club in November.

Below you will find the Toshiba Classic 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 tournament before they sell out. Check out hotel accommodation in the Newport Beach, CA area for tournament week, using our hotel comparison tool.

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About the Toshiba Classic

The Toshiba Classic is the largest and most exciting annual event in Orange County, CA. Each year, 1,000 volunteers, 200 sponsors and 80,000 spectators support the Toshiba Classic, providing the means for a tournament that produces record earnings for charity. The Toshiba Classic has become a tradition in the Orange County community.

The tournament generates over $1,000,000 for charity annually, and our 19 year total exceeds $19 million. Beginning with the 2011 tournament, proceeds have benefited the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Hospital. In addition to Hoag, tournament proceeds have also been contributed to more than 45 other charities.

Whether you love golf or whether you have a heart for the community, volunteering at the Toshiba Classic is an experience like no other in sports. You get to rub elbows with golf greats like John Daly, Fred Couples, Corey Pavin and Mark O’Meara while being involved in one of the most philanthropic events in Orange County. Most importantly, our volunteers are vital to staging the most successful golf tournament on the PGA TOUR Champions and to raising a million dollars each year for Hoag Hospital and other local charities.

2018 Toshiba Classic Directions

The 2018 Toshiba Classic will be held from March 7 - 11, 2018 at Newport Beach Country Club in Newport Beach, CA.
Interested volunteers can register on the official website.

Toshiba Classic Volunteer Committee Descriptions

      • Ticket Sales/Admissions & Will Call)

        The Ticket Sales/Admissions/Will Call committee is responsible for selling tournament tickets and checking for proper tickets and credentials at the admissions gate. Volunteers will also welcome and distribute daily pairings guides to spectators as they enter the tournament. Will Call volunteers will work in conjunction with Ticket Sales to distribute credentials left at the Will Call location.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday
      • Transportation

        The Transportation committee assists with the pick-up/drop-off of professional players and tournament sponsors between approved hotels, airports and other tournament approved locations. Tournament vehicles are provided and a valid driver’s license is required.

        Committee Days: Arrvial Sunday - Departure Monday.

      • Walking Scorere

        Walk with an assigned group of players during Pro-Am rounds (Wednesday & Thursday) and tournament rounds (Friday – Sunday) and enter scores and statistical information into a handheld device or paper scorecard. To be awarded a Walking Scoring position on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, volunteers must work Wednesday and/or Thursday.
        Volunteers must be in good physical condition and have the ability to walk 18 holes.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday

      • Standard Bearer

        The Standard Bearer committee is responsible for carrying a manual scoreboard that displays the individual player scores in your assigned group.
        Volunteers must be in good physical condition, have the ability to walk 18 holes and carry the standard sign.

        Committee Days: Friday - Sunday

      • Leaderboards

        Post golf scores on manual leaderboards located throughout the golf course using information provided via radio communication.
        This committee may require the use of a small step stool or ladder.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday

      • Television Spotters

        The Television Spotters committee works in conjunction with Golf Channel staff to assist in the live scoring and broadcast of the tournament. Duties include walking with the lead groups and reporting scores, carrying and operating microphones, and driving on-course Golf Channel talent around the golf course.

        Committee Days: Friday – Sunday

      • Marshals

        Marshals are responsible for making sure that play proceeds smoothly by assisting with crowd and noise control. Other responsibilities include locating errant golf shots and assisting with the evacuation of players on inclement weather days. The marshal committee is the largest group of volunteers and are stationed on every hole of the golf course.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday

      • Practice Facilities

        The Practice Facilities committee is responsible for the admissions, set-up and operation of the driving range, short game area and putting green. Driving range responsibilities include distribution of practice balls to professionals and amateurs, placing proper name signage by each professional and working with Newport Beach Country Club staff on picking and washing the practice balls. The short game and putting greens volunteers will act as marshals in controlling crowds and access into each of the areas as well as assisting in keeping the greens cleared of practice balls.

        Committee Days: Monday - Sunday

      • Course Servcies/Mail Center

        Course Services/Mail Center volunteers act as a delivery service for the tournament. Volunteers will accept, log, store and deliver all incoming deliveries for sponsors, professional players, tournament staff and Newport Beach Country Club. Delivery of daily pairings guides, sponsor gifts and expo give-a-ways to pre-determined locations throughout the property will also be required as necessary. The Course Services/Mail Center committee is also responsible for the distribution and stocking of all on-course tee box coolers with beverages and ice during Pro-Am rounds, professional practice rounds and tournament competition rounds. Other responsibilities include distribution and collection of on-course coolers as well as inventory management of tournament supplied beverages and ice.
        Volunteers must be in good physical condition and have the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

        Committee Days: Sunday (3/4) - Monday (3/12)

      • Carts

        The Carts committee will be responsible for management of the Volunteer golf cart fleet in conjunction with Newport Beach Country Club staff. Duties include receiving, pick-up and inventory of all golf carts from golf cart vendor, proper checking out and checking in of volunteer assigned carts based on a list provided by Toshiba Classic management staff on a daily basis, ensuring all volunteer carts are accounted for at the end of each day and returned to the Newport Beach Country Club cart changing location, and that all carts are properly labeled with specific committee name.

        Committee Days: Sunday (3/4) - Monday (3/12)

      • Expo Experience

        Expo Experience volunteers are responsible for welcoming and interacting with tournament sponsors and patrons as they enter the Toshiba Classic. Volunteers will also be located in high-traffic areas to assist guests with questions and give directions to specific areas on the golf course. In addition to welcoming and assisting guests, the committee will assist expo sponsors with management of deliveries, booth set-up / tear-down and any other approved special needs.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Sunday

      • Corporate Access

        The Corporate Credentials committee is responsible for the greeting of sponsor guests to private hospitality venues on the golf course. Volunteers will accept sponsor hospitality vouchers and provide properly credentialed guests with a wristband which will allow unlimited access to the hospitality venue. Only guests with venue specific credentials and wristbands will be permitted access.
        Volunteers will be required to attend (2) training sessions prior to the start of the tournament and be able to work at least one (1) shift each day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during tournament week.

        Committee Days: Friday - Sunday

      • Pro-Am Committee

        The Pro-Am Committee is responsible for the on-site registration of all amateur contestants, organization and identification of golf bags and golf cart control.
        Volunteers must be in good physical condition and have the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

        Committee Days: Monday (3/5), Wednesday, Thursday, Monday (3/12)

      • Pro-Am Gift Distribution

        The Pro-Am Gift Distribution committee is responsible for the management of the amateur gifts through inventory control, pre-packaging and distribution during the pre-determined times set by tournament management.

        Committee Days: Sunday (3/4) - Thursday (3/8, Monday (3/12)

      • Tournament Runners

        Tournament Runners will act as back-up help for all volunteer committees in the case that additional help is necessary and will be assigned to special projects / events as set by tournament and volunteer management groups.

        Committee Days: Wednesday - Monday (3/12)

      • Volunteer Services

        The Volunteer Services committee is responsible for the distribution of volunteer uniforms and credentials, daily registration of all tournament volunteers, distribution of meal/concessions vouchers, planning of volunteer functions in Volunteer Village and planning of the Volunteer Appreciation Party.

        Committee Days: Saturday (2/24) - Sunday (2/25), Saturday (3/3) - Monday (3/12)

Register on the 'official' Toshiba Classic website or contact us for further questions.

Latest Updates:

  • 3/8/2018: Special Treat for Volunteers on Friday
    Friday night after play, head to Volunteer Village for dinner provided by Newport Rib. This is a special treat just for Toshiba Classic Volunteers to sit back, relax and enjoy delicious BBQ. 

  • 3/7/2018: Daylight Savings Time during Tournament weekend
    Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
    Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

  • 3/6/2018: Fred Couples/John Cook on PGA TOUR Radio
    Fred Couples and John Cook will be LIVE from the Toshiba Classic 2018 on PGA TOUR Radio on 3/6/2018.

    From 12 - 2:00 p.m. PST, Fred Couples will host his monthly broadcast, The Fred Couples Show which dives into golf and sports related discussions.

    From 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PST, John Cook will also be live on the airwaves with Connected with John Cook.
  • 3/1/2018: Uniform & Credential Distribution:

    Distribution will be at Tournament Headquarters located at 330 Placentia Avenue, Suite 260, Newport Beach. Please come this weekend to pick up your uniform and credentials.
    - Saturday 3/3 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    - Sunday 3/4 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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