News Release: SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (August 12, 2020) – The Bermuda Championship’s BF&M Volunteer Programme is now accepting online applications for golf competition committees. These committees assist with competition-related operations and are necessary for safely conducting a PGA TOUR event. The tournament returns for its second year October 26 through November 1 at Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton.
John Wight, Group Chairman and CEO of BF&M Limited, said: “As official Volunteer Programme Sponsor for the second year, we look forward to welcoming new and returning volunteers. As we all know, in 2020 COVID-19 is impacting how sports events are run around the world and we at BF&M want to emphasise that the health and safety of all is our number one priority. We know it’s the priority of the PGA TOUR organising team as well. We believe a successful event can be run with rigorous and appropriate safety measures in place and we look forward to supporting our wonderful volunteers, who play such a critical part in showcasing the beauty of Bermuda to the world.”
The Bermuda Championship will require a safe and responsible environment for players, caddies, volunteers, staff, and all those involved in conducting a PGA TOUR event. To review the PGA TOUR’s notice to volunteers, click here.
The BF&M Volunteer Programme is open to anyone 18 years of age and older, while those 13–17 can serve as Junior Volunteers on a select number of committees. Committees currently accepting applications are: A Team, Access Control, Caddie Hospitality, Marshals, Practice Areas, Pro-Am, Product Distribution, ShotLink Laser Operators, TV Spotters, Volunteer Services, and Walking Scorers. Full committee descriptions can be found on the tournament website.
“Volunteers were a driving force behind the success of Bermuda’s first PGA TOUR event, and we were overwhelmed by the support of the community,” said Tournament Director Sean Sovacool. “We are thrilled to have BF&M return as our official Volunteer Sponsor of the Bermuda Championship to help ensure we give our volunteers a memorable experience on the course.”
How to Register
Interested volunteers should visit www.bermudachampionship.com/volunteer to apply online. Select number of positions are available and early submission of the application allows volunteers to specify their committee preference. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of three shifts, which range from four to six hours each, depending on the committee. Volunteers will be provided with an official tournament polo, tournament hat, volunteer credential, lunch while volunteering, and more.
Get Your Charity Involved
This event requests the services of local charities to assist in our volunteer efforts. Our volunteer programme will give back to the charitable organisations that devote their time to volunteer a minimum of three shifts during the tournament with a donation of $200 for every individual who registers. Click here to learn more about getting your charitable organisation involved, or contact Danielle Baiunco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt a Hole Programme
Another position that provides great viewing and exclusive access is that of Marshal. Represent your club or organisation with the ‘Adopt-A-Hole’ Programme by assembling a group to marshal a hole. Contact Danielle Baiunco (email@example.com) for details on this opportunity.
For more information on the Bermuda Championship, visit www.bermudachampionship.com.