Why should I volunteer for the Toshiba Classic?
There are not many volunteer opportunities to keep score for a golf legend, drive a major championship winner to the airport or walk 18 holes with a threesome like Fred Couples, Corey Pavin and Mark O’Meara. Volunteering for the Toshiba Classic is one of the most unique experiences in sports.
In addition, you will be a part of the most successful golf tournament on the PGA Champions Tour. Over the past 18-years the tournament has successfully raised more than $18 million for the benefit of Hoag Hospital and other local charities.
Why is there a fee to volunteer?
This event is not for profit and our goal is to raise significant money for charity. Your fee helps offset the cost of your volunteer package.
2016 Official Volunteer Package includes ($300 value):
- Official Tournament Apparel – Antigua polo shirt, choice of ball cap or visor with an option to purchase an additional shirt, a jacket and bucket hat
- (1) Commemorative Special Edition Lapel Pin
- (1) Volunteer Badge
- (2) Good Any One Day Tickets(Valid Wednesday-Sunday)
- (1) Volunteer Parking Pass
- Volunteer Appreciation Party (volunteers only)
- Complimentary food vouchers on the days you work
I am a returning volunteer from 2015. Do I need to sign-up again this year?
Yes! This is a new uniform year so all volunteers, new and returning, are required to register online.
How do I sign up to be a volunteer?
Go the Online Registration Form and complete the required (*) information. You will be asked to enter up to three (3) committee preferences and availability. The Volunteer Office will make every effort to place you in one of your preferred options.
Who can volunteer?
Corporations, charities, community groups, students and individuals are all encouraged to become a part of the 2016 Toshiba Classic.
Do I have to buy a uniform?
All volunteers are required to purchase a base volunteer package for $50. This includes a volunteer badge, parking pass, polo shirt, hat and meals on days you work during tournament week.
To ensure a coordinated look, we are requesting volunteers wear khaki pants for men, and khaki pants, skorts or shorts (must be knee-length) for women. NO cargo-style pants for men or women.
What are the volunteer uniform options?
CLICK HERE to see the Toshiba Classic volunteer uniform.
How do I determine my uniform size?
The uniform items are produced by Antigua, and are “traditionally” sized.
CLICK HERE for sizing chart.
How do I determine bucket hat size?
To figure out what size hat you wear, you will need a cloth measuring tape. Measure the circumference of your head where you normally wear your hat. Take the measurement in inches and refer to the chart below. If you are between two sizes, choose the larger size.
Hat Size Head Circumference in Inches
7 to 7 1/4 22″ to 22.75″
7 3/8 to 7 5/8 23″ to 24″
Is there a minimum age to volunteer?
Anyone age 18 and older by October 3, 2016 can volunteer.
What should I expect after registering?
You will receive two email confirmations. One is receipt of your payment and the second confirms your volunteer application has been received and will list the information you completed on the online registration form.
Each month you will receive an email updates via “Classic Chatter”, the volunteer e-newsletter.
By July, your chairperson will contact you with your committee assignments.
How will I receive my uniform and credentials?
All uniform packages including your credentials will be shipped to the “mailing address” you provided on your online application between September 12 – September 30.
NO onsite uniform distribution will be available.
How do I know when my committee has training?
2016 Training Schedule coming soon…
What is my volunteer working assignment?
Your committee chairperson will notify you of your scheduled work times and any additional important information a few weeks before the tournament.
Individual committee-related inquiries, including questions about your assignment and schedule, should be directed to your committee chairperson.
Where do I park?
Volunteers will park in the “V Lot” on the west side of the Dunes on Bayside Drive off Pacific Coast Highway. Your parking hangtag includes a map and V Lot Shuttle Services hours and will be sent along with your uniform.
Where is the tournament played?
The home course of the Toshiba Classic is the Newport Beach Country Club.
How long am I expected to work each day?
Depending on your committee assignment, the average day is 6-8 hours long. Some positions may require longer days.
How many volunteers are needed?
Last year, 800 volunteers helped us stage the most successful tournament on the PGA Champions Tour. We are looking for a team of 900 volunteers this year. The Marshals Committee is our largest group and always needs people. Other committees that need volunteers are Ticket Sales/Admission and Tournament Services. Our new committee, Corporate Access, is looking for personable and responsible individuals who preferably can commit to three days (Friday 10/7, Saturday 10/8 and Sunday 10/9) between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
330 Placentia, Suite 260
Newport Beach, CA 92663