Champions Tour president Mike Stevens said Tuesday he received “a lot of smiles, a lot of shaking heads” when he told tour members that one of their majors, the Constellation Energy Senior Players, would be at Westchester Country Club Aug. 15-21.
They know the course and like it from many years of the PGA Tour’s Westchester Classic.
Tournament officials believe the golf public will be happy that tour golf is back in New York, too, and they hope the enthusiasm translates into recruitment of 1,000 volunteers.
Twenty committees have openings, with duties ranging from marshaling a hole to transporting golfers. A volunteer will work three shifts during tournament week, with each shift four to six hours. There is a fee for the shirt, jacket and hat, but each volunteer will receive four one-day tickets and be invited to the volunteer appreciation party. Anyone interested should call (914) 481-5900 ext. 307 or visit volunteers.ceseniorplayers.com.