Jan. 18, 2017
GOLF, Ill. – Jan. 18, 2017 … Volunteer positions are now available for the 2017 BMW Championship, set for Sept. 12-17 at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, the Western Golf Association announced today.
The 2017 BMW Championship is seeking more than 1,700 volunteers to assist in staging the penultimate event of the PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoffs when it returns to Chicago’s North Shore this fall. Volunteer registration opened earlier this month, and already more than 800 volunteers have applied.
“The BMW Championship could not happen without the dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteers,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA Senior Vice President of Tournaments. “Volunteers are essential to our success and our charitable mission to support the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies from modest means.”
Volunteers perform key tasks inside and outside the ropes during tournament week, including serving as marshals and walking scorers, assisting with player and caddie hospitality and helping welcome thousands of patrons to the event each day.
Most volunteers must be at least 18 years old. However, positions as standard bearers are available to volunteers as young as 16. Volunteers will be asked to work at least three shifts during tournament week. Shifts range from 4-6 hours in length, depending on assignment.
Volunteers are asked to purchase a volunteer package that includes:
• One Peter Millar golf shirt
• One Peter Millar outerwear piece
• One BMW Championship hat or visor
• BMW Championship commemorative pin
• Two One Day Tournament Round Grounds Tickets
• One Volunteer Credential, valid for entry all week
• One invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party
• Food and beverage vouchers
Click here to volunteer or to view descriptions of each of the 15 volunteer committees. The deadline to apply is Aug. 4. Many positions fill quickly, so those interested in specific volunteer positions are encouraged to sign up now.
The BMW Championship is the penultimate event in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs, with the top 70 PGA TOUR players competing for an $8.5 million purse, including $1.53 million for the winner. Former champions include Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, Justin Rose and Tiger Woods.
All proceeds from the BMW Championship benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards full tuition and housing college scholarships to deserving caddies from modest means. Since 2007, the event has contributed more than $24.4 million to the Evans Scholars Foundation.