There are twelve-hundred volunteers involved in this year’s fourth annual Shaw Charity Classic.
“With 50 to 60 on the wait list wanting to come in and volunteer,” says Jeff McKenna, who is in charge of coordinating the volunteers. “We are blessed to have that many people.”
Bruce wonders what tasks the volunteers are responsible for during the tournament.
“Everything… (but,) mostly we have on-course…marshals that take care of all the holes, ball spotting, (and) crowd control,” says McKenna. “There are 500 marshals.”
These marshals receive orientation prior to the tournament, however, McKenna says several of them are golfers.
Being that the tournament is in its fourth year, they do get repeat volunteers.
“(We) probably get about 75 per cent back,” says McKenna. “And…of the 1,200, 200 are Canyon Meadows members.”
As Bruce Kenyon broadcasted live from the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club he noted just how many volunteers were walking around.
“It just seems like a huge number to coordinate, and coordinate properly,” states Kenyon.
McKenna says it’s a rather large fleet of people to organize, but they have help.
“There’s a marketing event team out of Alabama that comes in and organizes the tournament on behalf of the PGA Tour,” says McKenna, adding that they are experts. “They do them all across North America.”