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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.

Each year the Sony Open in Hawaii is a success thanks to the tremendous contributions from thousands of volunteers.  Volunteers are the "heartbeat" of our organization, contributing countless hours to Friends of Hawaii Charities in promoting golf for the benefit of local charity.  The Sony Open's 1,700 volunteers support the tournament in several key areas:

  • Gallery Control:  Responsible for crowd management, gallery noise control, and player movement.  Must volunteer a minimum of three days during tournament week.
  • Caddie Services: Carrying golf bags 18 holes for amateurs (Sunday, Monday and Wednesday during tournament week).
  • Standard Bearer: Each Standard Bearer must be able to carry the standard (approximately 5-6 pounds) and walk the length of the course.  The standard displays the pros score in relation to par on a cumulative basis.
  • Pro Transportation: Transporting players and their families to and from the golf course and hotels.
  • Parking: Parking cars for tournament officials and the general public.
  • Admissions: Greet and check spectators for proper credentials, sell tickets, provide general and directional information to the public, and serve as a lost and found drop off area.
  • Shotlink: Operate stationary tripod lasers at locations on the course to provide statistical information.  The lasers are stationed greenside and at designated landing areas.  The ShotLink System collects and disseminates scoring and statistical data on every shot, real-time, during every match via the use of handheld palm pilots.  The gathered information is used immediately by television, PGATOUR.COM, and the TOUR Links player laptop program.
  • Volunteer Pool: Volunteer in different areas each day by reporting daily to the Volunteer Pool headquarters and the committee chairman will assign you to those areas that need help.

Meet our 2014 Sony Open in Hawaii Volunteer Committee Leaders:

Lynette Adams Keiki Care
James Ahloy Division Head - Sponsor Relations
Randy Aina Friends Club
Michele Akahane First Aid / Medical
Nancy Barry Admissions
Ron Loo Leaderboard
Dale Dennison Standards
Elroy Chong Tee Control
Ted Coons Security
Trish Lawson Walking Scorers
Jim Femia Tournament Sponsor Support
Don Fern Television
Jim Flynn Gallery Control
Bradley Goheen Caddie Master
Luke Hamada Pro-Am and Dream Cup
Kel Hirohata Spectator Village
Ed Irvine Pro ID
Norm James Military Support
Sharon James Photo ID
Wayne Kishida Pro Airport Transportation
James Kometani  Tournament Vice Chair  - Pro Relations and Sponsor Relations
Beth La Goy ShotLink
E.B. Lawson Parking
Wedge Lee Division Head - Pro Relations
Tom Brehm Division Head - Operations Group 1
Ian MacLean Ropes and Stakes
Chuck McCauley Division Head - Operations Group 2
Carl Nowack Volunteer Golf Tournament
Stephanie Quinn Pro Transportation Co-Chair
Cleighton Fong Pro Transportation Co-Chair
Sanj Sappal Sponsor Value Program
Dean Scheid Tournament Vice Chair - Operations
Frank Serikaku Finance
Jan Singletary Gallery Control Vice Chair
Brian Takara Tournament Information
June Takekawa Pro Hospitality
Bob Tsumura Operations Support
Jim Yuki Volunteer Pool
MaryAnne Long  Volunteer Coordinator
Allan Lum Waialae Country Club General Manager
Kevin Carll  Golf Course and Pro Shop Liaison 

 

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