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Florida's Natural Charity Classic
Lake Wales, Florida
Apr 08-10

PRO-AM INFORMATION 

How often do you get to play in an event with a Professional golfer? At the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic you have an opportunity to do just that. You and three guests will enjoy playing with one of the world’s best professional golfers playing on the Symetra Tour.

The environment is relaxed, yet competitive, as you and your team compete against others in the field.

FLORIDA'S NATURAL CHARITY CLASSIC - PRO-AM INFORMATION
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Time:

8:00AM Shotgun start

Format: 4-person Scramble (3 amateurs  + 1 Symetra Tour Professional)
SCHEDULEN
7:00AM Registration and Driving Range Opens
8:00AM Shotgun starts
12:30PM Lunch Opens
2:00PM Awards Reception

Additional Details:

  • Breakfast Available prior to Pro-Am start
  • Each golfer will receive a Florida’s Natural Charity Classic welcome gift, complimentary food and beverage throughout the day and two (2) tournament tickets

For more information on playing in the Thursday, April 17th Pro-Am please contact Tim Kramer at tim.kramer@lpga.com or (386) 274-6222

Download the Pro-Am Registration Form

FLORIDA'S NATURAL PRO-AM (FLORIDA'S NATURAL CUSTOMERS ONLY)
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Time:  8:30AM & 2:00pm Shotgun Start

Registration Open Soon for the Florida’s Natural Customer Pro-Am.


SPECTATOR INFORMATION

4th Annual Florida’s Natural Charity Classic 5-K

The 2016 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic 5-K will be held on March 26, at the Grove House Visitor Center.  Come and join the Nature Run or Walk through a combination of off-road hills, wetlands and natural Florida terrain.  A Fun Run is planned for the kids 8 and under.  There will be lots of exciting activities for the children to do during the race.

Symetra Tour professionals will be participating in the run, so meet some of the Future Stars of the LPGA in a fun and healthy way to start the tournament week!

  • Location: 20160 Highway 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853
  • Registration: $35 by March 1, to reserve a shirt
  • Date: March 26

    Schedule:
  • 7:00 AM – Check In at Grove House Visitor Center
  • 8:30 AM – Race Begins
  • 9:30 AM – Kids Fun Run (100 Yard Dash)
  • 10:00 AM – Awards
  • To Register for the Florida’s Natural 5-K>> 


    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
    Saturday, March 26
     
    8:30am Florida’s Natural 5K Nature Run (Race Registration at 7:00am)
    Wednesday, April 6
     
    8:00am Florida’s Natural Private Pro-Am
    2:00pm Florida’s Natural Private Pro-Am
    Thursday, April 7
     
    8:10am Community Pro-Am (tee times)
    Friday, April 8
     
    7:45am First Round (Wave Start – 1st & 10th Tee)
    12:40pm First Round (Wave Start – 1st & 10th Tee)
    Saturday, April 9  
    7:45am  Second Round (Wave Start – 1st & 10th Tee)
    12:40pm  Second Round (Wave Start – 1st & 10th Tee)
    Sunday, April 10
     
    7:45am Final Round (1st Tee)

    TICKET INFORMATION:

    Tickets to the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic will be available at the main gate beginning April 8, 2016. Follow the signs to the Parking Lot and the instructions of the volunteers. Shuttles will be available to bring you to the clubhouse where you will be dropped off at the Ticket Booth.

    Gates open at 7:30am each day. Each spectator is required to have a ticket.

    The Florida's Natural Charity Classic is happy to be a part of the Symetra Tour “Kids in Free” program. Kids 17 and Under Get in Free!!!

    TICKET PRICING
    INDIVIDUAL TICKET OPTIONS
    General Admission (covers all three days Fri-Sun) $25 per person
    Children  17 & under when accompanied by a ticket holding adult

    FREE

    Single Day General Admission (access any one day Fri-Sun) $10 per person
    Friday (3/4) 12:00am-2:30am ET

    We accept cash only at the Main Gate.
    We do not accept checks or credit cards.



    DIRECTIONS:

    Lake Wales Country Club is located off Florida 60 in Lake Wales, FL home of Florida’s Natural orange juice. For driving instructions please reference the attached map.

    For directions to Lake Wales Country Club - Find Location>>


    VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

    Register online to become a volunteer!
    Cost to volunteer: $25 (FL sales tax included)

    Click here to Register >>

    As a volunteer you will receive the following:

    • Official Tournament Golf Shirt
    • Tournament Unisex Visor or Ball Cap
    • Two (2) complimentary weekly grounds tickets, allowing grounds access all week for friends and family
    • One (1) lunch voucher will be provided for each day worked
    • One (1) round of golf at Tournament Host Course (Must work minimum of three (3) shifts)

    Ability to purchase the following:

    • Extra Tournament Golf Shirt- $30 (FL sales tax included)

     Requirements

    • You must be at least 18 years of age by March 22, 2016 to volunteer unless Legal Guardian waiver is signed (Minimum age of 13 required to volunteer).
    • Must be able to stand/walk for elongated periods of time.

    Hours Required: To qualify for the free round of golf, volunteers must complete a minimum of three (3) shifts.

    Florida’s Natural Charity Classic – Committee Descriptions
    The following are brief descriptions of the volunteer committees available for the 2016 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic. Specific openings are not guaranteed, but the tournament will make every effort to accommodate your preferences. Please take a moment to review the following requirements before making your final committee selection.

    HELP THE PATRONS:

    MAIN GATE

    Main Gate volunteers greet spectators, dispense tickets, and manage Will Call. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

    PARKING/GATE ATTENDANT

    Parking volunteers direct players, volunteers, and spectators to designated parking areas, monitor parking lots as they become full and redirect traffic as appropriate, and check parking passes.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

    PRO-AM

    Pro-Am volunteers check-in participants, assist with hospitality and on-course beverages/snacks, and load/unload golf bags during Pro-Am check-in.  Volunteers needed THURSDAY.

    VIP & VENDOR SERVICES

    These volunteers greet spectators and/or VIP ticket holders, check tickets in restricted areas, assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the VIP tent and expo area, and assist with product sampling.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    Special Event volunteers assist the tournament committee with the management of the various events held prior to tournament play.  Events include the Pairings Party, Pro-Am, and Junior Clinic.  Volunteers needed TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY.

    HELP THE PROFESSIONALS:

    CART SCORER

    Cart Drivers follow a group of players in a cart for the entire round as an unofficial scorekeeper.  During the round, they keep unofficial scores and statistics for each player in their group, and, after every hole, cart drivers send scores and statistics to Real-time Scoring via a two-way radio provided by the Tour.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

    DRIVING DISTANCE

    Driving Distance volunteers walk off the distance of each player’s drive from a pre-determined hash mark on the fairway of a particular hole to the ball.  They then record the information into a PDA for each professional.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY.

    GUEST STARTER

    The Guest Starter announces players on the 1st or 10th tee, dispenses scorecards, and gives last minute information to players.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

    SCOREBOARDS & LEADERBOARD

    Scoreboard volunteers receive scores via a PDA (a small wireless device) and verified scorecards from the Tour staff and post those scores on the Scoreboard.  Leaderboard volunteers receive scores via a PDA and continually update the Main or On-Course Leaderboards with the information provided by the PDA.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

    MARSHAL

    Marshals assist with minimizing the potential distractions caused by fans attending the tournament. They also direct cart traffic in heavily congested areas or on blind approaches to a tee, fairway or green. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.

    PLAYER SHUTTLE DRIVER

    Player Shuttle Drivers are responsible for driving players from green to tee at strategic locations on the golf course as determined by the Tour.  They are also responsible for bringing players from the parking lot to the course.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

    REAL-TIME SCORING COMPUTER OPERATOR

    The Real-time Scoring Computer Operator enters the scores and statistics that have been recorded by the Radio Operator (described below).  The data collected is entered in a PDA or laptop computer.  This position requires dexterity and basic computer knowledge. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.

    REAL-TIME SCORING RADIO OPERATOR

    The Real-time Scoring Radio Operator answers radio calls from the Cart Driver who is following each group on the course.  The Cart Driver provides the scores and statistics for each player after every hole to the Radio Operator.  The Radio Operator records this information on a form provided by the Tour.  This information is then entered into a computer or PDA (a small wireless devise) by the Computer Operator (described above).  The data is then automatically uploaded to the Internet.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY.

    SCORING TENT

    Scoring Tent volunteers verify each scorecard in the Scoring Tent after the player has completed their round.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

    SPOTTER

    Spotters act as “forecaddies” or “advance scouts” by assisting the professionals in locating wayward golf shots.  Stationed near a fairway or a green, spotters watch each shot and help locate a ball in situations where the player may not have a clear view of the ball’s final resting position.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

    STANDARD BEARERS

    Standard Bearers walk the course and carry a standard-bearer sign which includes the names and scores of the players in a specific group.  They confirm each player’s score with the Cart Driver and update scores on the sign as play progresses for the entire round of 18 holes.  Shifts last as long as it takes to complete the round of golf.  Standard Bearers work in two-person teams with one person at a time carrying the standard (standards weigh approx. 10-15 pounds). Volunteers needed SUNDAY ONLY.

    HELP THE STAFF:

    ECOLOGY

    Ecology volunteers are responsible for re-stocking coolers, maintaining receptacles, and preserving the cleanliness of the golf course.  Volunteers needed THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.

    MEDIA

    Media volunteers escort media/photographers around the course during the competition without disturbing the players.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

    PRE/POST-TOURNAMENT ACTIVITIES (SETUP/BREAKDOWN)

    These volunteers assist tournament staff with mailings, goody bag stuffing, follow-up phone calls, area deliveries and pick- ups, office work, and signage/construction etc.  Volunteers are scheduled as needed.  We will try to provide a minimum notice of 48 hours for any volunteer assignments prior to tournament week.

    VOLUNTEER SERVICES

    These volunteers greet and register other volunteers, provide general information, and assist with shuttling volunteers to/from their assigned area.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.


    CONTACT US

    Tim Kramer
    Tournament Director, Symetra Tour
    tim.kramer@lpga.com
    386.274.6222

    Nikki Hayde
    Florida’s Natural Growers
    nikki.hayde@citrusworld.com

    Bob Forward
    Lake Wales Country Club
    863.676.2422

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