April 2021 CTA Newsletter

Volunteers Needed for NCAA DIII Women's Golf National Championship

On behalf of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority, Olivet College and Forest Akers Golf Course we are inviting you to join us for the 2021 NCAA DIII Women’s Golf National Championships. The event is being hosted at Forest Akers West, May 11-14 2021. We will be hosting 25 teams and 6 individuals for the week. We are seeking volunteers to assist us in running a successful National Championship.

To show our appreciate for you time, volunteers will be provided with a NCAA branded shirt, front row seats to watch the top DIII Women’s golfers and lunch. All volunteers will be required to wear masks and adhere to social distancing and CDC Guidelines. The position descriptions are listed below along with requirements of each position should there be any.

Volunteer Link - https://signup.com/go/QLEjxqa

• Shuttle Cart/Evacuation Van Drivers - Shuttle Cart/Evacuation Van Drivers will be responsible for shuttling players to and from the driving range. They will also be on hand to serve as Evacuation Van Drivers should the need arise.  ALL SHUTTLE CART/EVACUATION VAN DRIVERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE TESTED FOR COVID PRIOR TO VOLUNTEERING AT THE EVENT AS THEY WILL BE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE STUDENT ATHLETES. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED AS IT GETS CLOSER TO THE EVENT.

• Scorer - We will be utilizing three hole scoring for this event and will ask volunteers to utilize their own mobile device to assist with scoring. Scorers will be stationed at holes #3, #6, #9, #12, #15, and #18. Once the golfer has completed the hole they will approach the scorer and read off there last their scores (ex. 4, 2, 3) and the scorer will input that into the mobile device, further details will be provided closer to the event with more detailed instructions.

• Spotter - Spotters will be responsible for tracking the golfers shot off the tee box. They will be needed at holes #3, #8, #16 and #18.

• Standard Bearer – These volunteers will each walk with a group of players and hold up a current score card.

• Standard Bearer Assistants – These volunteers will assist the standard bearer as they each walk with a group of players and hold up a current score card.

If you have any questions or concerns about the event please reach out to Meghan Ziehmer at mziehmer@lansing.org. Thank you!

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