The Access Control Committee assists with access to various championship areas and facilities by checking for proper tickets and credentials.
The Admissions and Information Services Committee makes sure all visitors who wish to enter the championship grounds have a valid ticket or credential and are provided with clear and precise information regarding the championship and the greater Houston area.
The Ball Position Committee will assist the USGA in determining ball position information to record various aspects of player statistics, including but not limited to stroke distance, stroke location, and distance to the hole through the use of computer operated laser measuring devices.
The Caddie Services Committee will guide caddies through the registration process and provide caddies with needed information and equipment for the championship.
The Corporate Hospitality Committee assists with the management and operation of all corporate hospitality facilities including clubhouse and on-course offerings. The committee also ensures corporate clients and their guests are provided a positive and enjoyable experience.
The Disability Services Committee assists spectators by providing special on-course transportation to and from the drop-off areas and ADA viewing locations. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
The purpose of the Golf Carts Committee is to assist the host club staff with the distribution and management of all championship golf carts.
The Leader Boards Committee staffs all the championship leader boards and thru boards, as well as posts all scores and information dictated by a Wi-Fi handheld device.
The Marshals Committee is responsible for managing the movements of players and spectators through championship grounds. They will promote physical safety and fair play while maintaining an enjoyable environment for spectators of the championship. Marshal volunteers will be required to walk to assigned hole and potentially stand for entire shift or walk as forward marshals with playing groups for 18 holes.
The Merchandise Committee will be responsible for management of all aspects of the Merchandise Pavilion operation in support of the USGA staff and vendors. The committee members will provide retail assistance in the Merchandise Pavilion (as well as in the secondary merchandise location, if applicable). This includes but is not limited to baggers, cashiers, customer service representatives, stockers, greeters, and entrance and exit monitors.
The On-Course Distribution Committee ensures that all persons entering the championship grounds have access to publications such as pairing sheets, newspapers and other printed documents. In addition to the documents, this committee will be responsible for managing the on-course water supply for players as well as water levels for other facilities such as Volunteer Services. May be required to lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds).
The Player Services Committee assists with the management of the player hospitality areas and serves as an information resource for players and families.
The Practice Areas Committee will oversee the management of the practice range, short game area, practice putting greens and their immediate surrounding areas.
Each Standard Bearer is responsible for carrying a scoring sign (standard) with each group of players during the practice rounds as well as the championship rounds that shows each player’s score in relation to par. During the practice rounds, the standard bearer will be carrying the scoring sign to reflect the players in that group only, no scoring information. Will be required to walk 18 holes.
The Volunteer Services Committee manages Volunteer Headquarters, providing information, meals, drinks, and snacks to the volunteers. They will be expected to have knowledge of Houston and the surrounding area (i.e. restaurants, activities, course layout).
The Walking Scorers Committee provides accurate shot-by-shot and hole-by-hole information for each player. Volunteers will enter scores into a handheld computer terminal and assist with scorecard verification after each round. Walking Scorers will also work with the Standard Bearer to make sure the scoring sign (standard) is accurate for each player's score. Ability to navigate 18 holes and follow players on foot is required.