Years ago, Celina volunteered at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, but then - after we've met and the tournament was still in the fall - we had other volunteer obligations at the same time. Last year, 2017, the tournament took a break (due to sponsor negotiations) and finally made it back onto the PGA TOUR Champions schedule for the 2018 season. The tournament also moved to March, which works much better for our schedule. We are both more or less 'newbies' to the tournament now and decided to help out for a few days with Transportation (our favorite committee). As 'newbies', we had to attend the 'general training' and pick up our uniforms in Newport Beach last weekend.
Quite a few 'newbies' showed up and the training was very informative. Big take-away: Have fun and always be in uniform during your shift - oh, and don't drink any adult beverages, when on shift.
With our 'work work' obligations, we have to wait to join our fellow volunteers until the weekend, but are looking forward to meeting some familiar faces from other tournaments (e.g. the Invesco QQQ Championship at Sherwood Country Club or the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club). Of course, we are also looking forward to seeing a lot of our friendly players and families again. It's been several months, that we saw some of them at the end of the 2017 season at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix, AZ.
It was very nice by the tournament leadership for the Toshiba Classic to approach us and ask, if we can promote golf volunteer opportunities for the tournament here on www.golf-volunteers.com. They provided us with some material, photos and volunteer stories, that we started to post on our Toshiba Classic page. Feel free to check it out and maybe even provide us with more input - or, even better, your personal experience about the tournament. We are looking forward to it. See you at Newport Beach Country Club!!