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4 hours ago, TiScape said:

Check my post above under yours… hardly. Definitely depends what you do. Shotlink is the way to go. Get stuck somewhere away from the action. I can see your point. 

Hardly, a friend volunteered at the first PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. The job he got? Driving the cars that picked up players in the event of inclement weather. They gave him a pager and he was able to watch all the golf he wanted on the "company dime." He was never called for "duty."

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8 hours ago, BlackDiamondPar5 said:

They buy a uniform so it's not quite as pathetic as it seems.  If they paid positions traditionally worked by volunteers they'd either have to increase revenue (how) or take money from somewhere else.  That would leave the money hungry players with less money for themselves.

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On 6/21/2022 at 9:19 AM, MtlJeff said:

 

This is entirely inaccurate, most companies will give rank and file workers a 1-2% raise, a 100$ gift card to Amazon, or a company BBQ with a max of 2 hamburgers per person after giving the CEO a 25M bonus

I thought it was just a pizza party and a good job get back to work that we were supposed to get?  Now I’m disappointed 😂

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6 hours ago, Rory4Pres said:

A close friend volunteered at the PGA event in Houston this past year.  Think he got clothes, food and a free round of golf somewhere close for his services.  He also get a complimentary verbal lashing from Matthew Wolff for not finding his lost ball, priceless.

At the Genesis it costs $75 to volunteer a couple years ago.  That got you tickets each day for family, a nice 1/4 zip, a hat and some other crap.  My buddy worked player services in the player locker room and got all sorts of free stuff from the guys that missed the cut.  Lots and lots of iTunes cards, a few pairs of shoes, hats, balls, etc.

There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.
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In my experience volunteering at PGAT events, you pay some small amount (less than retail, probably somewhere around cost for the PGAT) for hat, shirt, jacket which you are expected to wear. But you get some small gift, lunches, sometimes a gift card at the end of the event which more than pays the cost for the gear, which you get to keep. It would be a drop in the bucket for the PGAT or sponsors to comp the uniform cost but I suspect there is a secondary reason for charging - it separates the dedicated volunteers from the flakes who won't show up.

 

Anyway happy to volunteer for LIV if they come to the Bay Area, if any LIV reps want to know the good courses around here just give me a holler and I'll hook you up with the inside info about golfing around the bay.

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On 6/21/2022 at 2:57 PM, Golfer4Life said:

I'll be that guy waving at you while you wait for some EV charger or road assistance, 😆 

 

EV's don't do anything for the environment and they can't even figure out yet how to dispose of those batteries.

 

And I would volunteer for a LIV event, after all is just golf.


Such a flag off the back of pickup truck crowd comment. I don’t own an EV, but the Model S is like a carnival ride, any EV I’ve been in is incredible. Our gas is so bad at this point I feel like I’m going to pass out at the pump from fumes, so we can’t dispose of batteries properly(yet), we also don’t know what the heck to do with every single fluid that comes out of a vehicle. At least less fluids are used in an EV…I don’t know if gas cars don’t mess with our environment at all but I guess you could shut the door of your attached garage and let one run for a while as a test

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On 6/22/2022 at 9:03 AM, MattyO1984 said:

 

When I volunteered at the 2014 Ryder Cup we had to pay however, the reasoning was that we got a lot of kit and worked a half day shift (although in the end I worked none - long story) but the main reason we were given was that at the 2010 Ryder Cup, they had a lot of guys volunteer who turned up at the start of the week got their grounds passes and kit and were then never seen again at least in a volunteering sense. From that perspective I can understand.

 

I do think that is taking the p for an event that generates so much $

 

surely the volunteers could just pay a deposit that isnt refunded if you no show

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