Monday, 12 November 2018

How to marshal a golf tournament? DPWTC.

I'll let you know how I got on next week after the European Tour concludes in Dubai on Sunday along with the Race to Dubai at the DP World Tour Championship

For now I have my golf shirt and tournament cap. I've purchased sturdy trainers and golfing skorts. I've read the marshals handbook and have plenty of water and suncream for the day.

My role is to ensure no one disturbs the golfers when they tee off and putt and to keep the crowd safe, provide information on crossing fairways and give directions for toilets, food, tee's and greens.

I'm one of 270 volunteers out on the course and on Tuesday I'm attending the pro am to familiarise myself with the course and my role.

The caddies will let me know if I've been successful at marshalling on not. Apparently, if a caddie has to speak to me, it means I'm doing something wrong and will have failed in my role.

Peter and I have watched golf at various venues in the UAE and South Africa, we used to live on a golf estate in Centurion, South Africa, which is part of the Sunshine Tour. Peter plays golf, I've only ever been to the driving range. I know the rules to some extent and can name most of the golfers, which will help for sure. But I'm more comfortable outside the ropes and prefer the 19th hole.











Musings Of A Tired Mummy

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like it's going to be a fun day! #globalblogging

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  2. That is so cool. I hope that it went well. Thanks for sharing it. #PoLoCo

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  3. Hi Suzanne, how exciting and different. It's not everyday you get to mingle with the best (even if you don't know who they are). I am clueless when it comes to golf and wouldn't know one end of a club from the other. I hope you had the best time!

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal.

    xx

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  4. I assumed that the marshals were all paid! How do you get into something like that: is is a love of golf to start with? Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

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    1. I have no idea how they'd run these events without volunteers

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  5. I hope you had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales, do come back next week.

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  6. I've seen your posts on social media and it looks like you had a fab time, looking forward to hearing more about it. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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    1. it was amazing, can't wait till the next one

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  7. Sounds like fun - hope you enjoyed it. x
    Thanks for sharing with #pocolo

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