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`A`ohe lokomaika`i i nele i ke pan`i - No kind deed has ever lacked its reward.  An opportunity to help another is a gift.

In 2014, the Friends of Hawaii Charities donated over $1 million to Hawaii charities, which raises the total donated over the past 16 years to more than $14 million.  This would not have been possible without our dedicated, hard-working volunteers.

All volunteers are provided with a volunteer uniform (shirt and cap/visor), meals and beverages during each shift,  a volunteer tournament badge (good for week-long access), parking, an invitation to the volunteer appreciation party, an opportunity to play in a volunteer golf tournament and discounts on Sony electronic items.

Please complete the online registration form to register.  

Volunteer Committee Descriptions:
Admissions - Ticket sales and credential verification at tournament entrances.  Serve in the distribution center for credentials and passes left for guests of players, officials, sponsors and media.  Distribute spectator guides, pairing sheets and other tournament materials at entrance gates and provide general information to spectators.  (Volunteers needed Monday 1/12 - Sunday 1/18)

Caddies: Caddie for amateur players during amateur practice on Sunday, the Sony Dream Cup Pro-Am on Monday, the Official Pro-Am on Wednesday and a Sony private outing on the Monday following the tournament.  Previous caddie experience is preferred, but not required.  Volunteers must be familiar with the rules of golf and be able to carry a bag for 18 holes (Volunteers needed Sunday 1/11, Monday 1/12, Wednesday 1/14 and Monday 1/19)

Gallery Control (Marshals) - Provide spectator control from stations along all golf course tee boxes, fairways, crosswalks, and greens. Spot and protect players' balls that are outside the ropes.  Maintain quiet during a player's stroke.  Assist with the enforcement of the PGA TOUR’s Mobile Device Policy.  Prevent unauthorized photography.  Escort players from the green to the next tee. (Volunteers needed Monday 1/12 - Sunday 1/18; three full days required)

Parking - Assist with parking for volunteers, caddies, sponsors, VIPs and the general public.  Operate and control proper access and flow to all parking areas.  Assist with informing spectators of PGA TOUR prohibited items list.  (Volunteers needed Sunday 1/11 - Sunday 1/18)

Pro Transportation - Provide shuttle transportation for the players and families before, during and after the tournament, primarily to and from Waikiki and Waialae Country Club.  Drivers must be at least 21 years old with a current driver's license in good standing.  (Volunteers needed Monday 1/12 - Thursday 1/15) 

SHOTLink - No experience necessary!  Assist at stations (the best seats in the house!) on every hole in the fairway and at the green to track the location of each player's ball using a laser sighting device.  Easy to follow instructions will be provided.  The information collected is used by the PGA TOUR, television, plus local and worldwide media. (Volunteers needed Thursday 1/15 - Sunday 1/18, plus hands-on practice Wednesday 1/14)

Standard Bearers - Walk with each group of golfers for the entire round and display their scores in relation to par on a cumulative basis on each standard (approximately 5-6 pounds). Volunteers needed Wednesday 1/14 - Sunday 1/18)

Volunteer Pool - If you would like to experience volunteering in different areas each day, join the Volunteer Pool to enjoy this experience.

Meet our 2015 Sony Open in Hawaii Volunteer Committee Leaders:

James Ahloy Division Head - Sponsor Relations
Randy Aina Friends Club
Michele Akahane First Aid
Nancy Barry Admissions
Mark Berwick Sponsor Value Program
Tom Brehm Division Head - Operations Group 1
Kevin Carll Golf Shop and Course Liaison
Elroy Chong Tee Control
Ted Coons Security
Dale Dennison Standards
Jim Femia Tournament Sponsor Support
Don Fern Television
Jim Flynn Gallery Control
Cleighton Fong Pro-Transportation - Co-Chair
Luke Hamada Pro-Ams
Kel Hirohata Keiki Care
Ed Irvine Pro ID
Ella Isono Pro Services
Norm James Military Appreciation
Sharon James Photo ID
Wayne Kishida Pro Airport Transportation
James Kometani  Tournament Chair  - Pro Relations and Sponsor Relations
Nathan Kometani Spectator Village
Beth La Goy SHOTLink
E.B. Lawson Parking
Trish Lawson Walking Scorers
Wedge Lee Division Head - Pro Relations
Ron Lee Leaderboard
Ian MacLean Ropes and Stakes
Chuck McCauley Division Head - Operations Group 2
Carl Nowack Volunteer Golf Tournament
Stephanie Quinn Pro Transportation Co-Chair
Dean Scheid Tournament Chair - Operations
Frank Serikaku Finance
Jan Singletary Gallery Control Vice Chair
Brian Takara Tournament Information
June Takekawa Pro Hospitality
Bob Tsumura Operations Support
Damon Wilson Caddie Master
Jim Yuki Volunteer Pool

 

 

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