Wednesday, November 4, 2015

THE 2016 PLAYERS Agronomy Volunteer Registration

Current and Future Turf Professionals:

With the holidays upon us, and growing seasons slowing down or coming to a close; we wanted to send out THE 2016 PLAYERS Volunteer Registration.

We hope you all had a successful season and are starting to enjoy some fall weather.

TPC Sawgrass and the PGA Tour are extremely grateful for the time and dedication that many of you have shown THE PLAYERS over the years.

Once again, we are seeking volunteers to join our 2016 Tournament Support Team.

Year after year, the Tournament Support Team has proven to be an integral part of the success of THE PLAYERS.

Our volunteer program offers a rewarding mix of professional development, networking, and world-class golf.

We are sure that you’ll find the experience rewarding, as so many other volunteers have over the years.

Different from years past, THE 2016 PLAYERS is being held one week later.  THE 2016 PLAYERS will held from May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016.

Because of our desire to have a tournament setup practice day, we are asking for the Tournament Support Team to arrive on Saturday, May 7th prior to THE PLAYERS. We will have an informative dinner event at 4 PM on Saturday, May 7th.  There will be more details to follow.

Our goal for THE 2016 PLAYERS is 80 volunteers.  Thus far, positions have starting filling up quickly.  Because of past success, I am sure that the remaining spots will fill up fast.

If you are interested in being a part of this wonderful experience, please do not hesitate to apply.

The only requirement(s) to be a volunteer is to be currently working in the turfgrass industry and/or enrolled in a turf program at a college or university.  We welcome student involvement with THE PLAYERS.

Once we receive your application, you will be notified of your acceptance within one business week.

As this time, please confirm your participation no later than April 1, 2016. We ask that all volunteers commit from Saturday, May 7th, 2016; through the entire Championship ending Sunday, May 15th, 2016.  Meals, housing, and local transportation will be provided throughout the week. The program will kick off with a volunteer meeting at 4:00pm on Saturday, May 7th, 2016.

To apply, please click the application link in the above menu or select the link below:

Once you have registered, your information will be added to our data base.

A few important items to remember when registering:
1.  Please be sure to submit current and properly functioning email addresses and phone numbers so we can effectively communicate with you.
2.  As a reminder, once we receive your application, you will be notified of your acceptance within one business week.
3.  You do not need specific flight/travel information at this time.  We will contact you throughout the months leading up to the event to complete your travel information.
4.  As always, if you experience issues with registering or have general questions, please do not hesitate to contact Clay Breazeale, PLAYERS Stadium GCS.  His email address is

We are extremely excited that you are interested in dedicating your time to work with our team.  We are sure that you will find the experience very rewarding.

If you know of any other colleagues that would be interested in this experience, please send this information to them.  This is a great experience for turf clubs and interns!

I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

*NOTE: If you are flying to Jacksonville (especially long distances), we would encourage you to fly in a day earlier, May 6th; and leave a day later, May 16th.  This will give you much more flexibility in your travel schedule.  We would also encourage any other volunteer to stay until May 16th, as we will give everyone a chance to hit a few balls at the island, #17, on Monday morning.