Cazoo Open, volunteers required in Wales

The Cazoo Open, which will take place at The Celtic Manor Resort from July 22-25, is seeking volunteers to play a crucial role in the running of Wales’ national golf open as the stars of the European Tour battle it out over the famous 2010 Ryder Cup venue.

Cazoo Open, Celtic Manor Resort

Celtic Manor Resort staged the Wales Open for 15 consecutive seasons from 2000-2014 and returned to the European Tour calendar by hosting two tournaments on the UK Swing in August 2020 – the Celtic Classic and the Wales Open, won by Sam Horsfield and Romain Langasque respectively.

With spectators set to return to the Twenty Ten Course this summer, the Cazoo Open is sure to provide a memorable atmosphere and a festival of golf for players and fans alike.

Volunteers will work a minimum of three shifts at the event, with score-taking and ball-spotting among the roles available during the week. All volunteers who work a minimum of three shifts will be given event-branded clothing as well as daily catering vouchers.

Whilst the event organisers will endeavour to assign volunteers to their preferred role, this cannot be guaranteed and, by completing the below application progress, you agree to be assigned to roles at the discretion of the Chief Marshal.

Rory McIlroy talks after arrival in County Kilkenny yesterday.

“The last time I was on the 18th green here was that prize-giving ceremony. Tiger Woods won and I somehow sneaked my way under the ropes on to the back of the green. I was standing right behind him and his glove was still in his back pocket. I could have reached out and got it and ran, that would have been a good story to tell. Obviously I didn’t. It was the first time I’d seen him play live. I still remember the first shot I saw him hit, the drive at the 5th, a par five. He hit 2-iron into the green. It was so cool. I’d idolised him growing up and to actually see the man in the flesh was pretty exciting.”

“I’d made a bit of a name for myself as an amateur by then and knew Chubby (Chandler) and Darren (Clarke) so I was in the clubhouse and got to chat to Ernie when he won. It’s amazing to think it’s been 17 year. Certainly a lot’s changed for me since the last time I was here. I might as well play the Scottish as well. My original plan up until last week was us to come as a family, play here, take a week off, which is now the Scottish Open, and play the Open. With me being a sports person the restrictions are not as heavy for me as they would be for Erica and Poppy. I felt it wasn’t fair to put them through what they’d have to go through to be here with me. The plans changed very quickly and we made the decision I travel on my own. I wasn’t going to go back to the States for a week inbetween the Irish and the Open, so if I’m here I might as well play the Scottish as well. It went very quickly from them coming, to not coming and then me playing three events in a row! If anything, it’s probably worked out for the best. It’ll be nice to get a tournament on a links course before going into Sandwich. I didn’t play for a week because I was spending time with the family before being away. So I can now get to work here and in Scotland”.