The application process is now open and potential volunteers for Ryder Cup 2014 can apply for up to three different roles from a choice of 15 positions. The closing date for applications is midnight on 14th April 2013.
Volunteers are sought to fill a variety of roles both on and off-course, including: scoreboard carriers; park and ride volunteers; crowd safety marshals; bus ambassadors; programme and radio sales assistants; buggy shuttle drivers; and media centre or merchandise pavilion assistants.
European Captain Paul McGinley is to front the volunteer programme personally after seeing first-hand the positive influence of volunteers at previous matches. He said: “It takes a huge team of people to make The Ryder Cup a successful event, and the thousands of volunteers involved are a very important part of that.
“We are always appreciative of anyone who gives their time to volunteer and support golf and there are not many countries in the world better than Scotland for producing volunteers and marshals whose golf knowledge is second to none.
“We will be looking for volunteers who have a knowledge of the game but also people who will enjoy the experience and help to make The Ryder Cup an unforgettable event for the fans who will have a vital role to play in trying to help The European Team retain the trophy at Gleneagles.”
For more information on eligibility and how to apply to be a volunteer, please visit www.rydercupvolunteers.com. It is also possible to pre-register interest for hospitality packages for The 2014 Ryder Cup by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and for tickets via the European Tour website.