Published on March 26, 2015

Rex Hospital Open Needs Volunteers’ Help for 2015 Golf Tournament

500+ Volunteers Perform Various Roles During Tour Tournament, May 25-31

RALEIGH, N.C. — Rex Healthcare is seeking volunteers for this year’s Rex Hospital Open, an official week-long stop on the PGA TOUR’s Tour. This year’s tournament at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, May 25–31, will need more than 500 volunteers to execute.

Volunteers help in presenting the best professional golf event in the Triangle, and they give back to the community by participating in one of the region’s largest charity fundraisers. It’s also a great opportunity to see rising golf stars in a highly competitive environment attempt to earn their PGA TOUR card. 

Volunteers are the backbone of the tournament,” said Brian Krusoe, Rex Hospital Open Tournament Director. “A wide variety of roles and time commitments are available to assist with the Rex Hospital Open. We have a great crew of volunteers who make this week a fun and enjoyable experience.”

To see a current list of committees and a brief description of what each one does, please visit

Volunteers get a unique behind-the-scenes experience with players on the Tour as they compete for a national PGA TOUR spot right here in Raleigh.

The fee to participate as a volunteer is $50. Each volunteer will receive:

  • One Tournament polo shirt
  • One Tournament ball cap or visor
  • Free breakfast and lunch on volunteer days
  • Free Tournament admittance all week
  • Up to six free guest badges for family or friends
  • Admittance to a Volunteer Appreciation Party
  • Free parking in the volunteer parking lot with frequent shuttles to and from the course
  • One voucher for a free round of golf at TPC  Wakefield Plantation (cart fee not included) if three or more  shifts are worked

 Below is the schedule of events for this year’s Rex Hospital Open (subject to change):

 Saturday, May 23

  • Volunteer Kick-Off Party

TPC Wakefield Plantation, 5 to 7 p.m.

 Monday, May 25

  • Professional Practice Rounds (All Day)

TPC Wakefield Plantation

 Tuesday, May 26

  • Professional Practice Rounds (All Day)

TPC Wakefield Plantation

  • First Tee of the Triangle Instructional Clinic

TPC Wakefield Plantation Practice Range, 6 p.m.

  • An Evening FORE the Troops USO Reception

TPC Wakefield Plantation Clubhouse (Invitation Only), 6 to 9 p.m.

 Wednesday, May 27

  • Rex Hospital Open Official Pro-Am

TPC Wakefield Plantation, morning (6 to 9 a.m.) and afternoon (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) tee times

  • Honorary Opening Tee Shot

TPC Wakefield Plantation, first tee, 12 p.m.

 Thursday May 28

  • First Round of Rex Hospital Open

TPC Wakefield Plantation

 Friday, May 29

  • Second Rounds – Rex Hospital Open

TPC Wakefield Plantation

 Saturday, May 30 – Family Day at the Open presented by the Carolina Hurricanes

  • Third Round – Rex Hospital Open

TPC Wakefield Plantation

 Sunday, May 31 – Military Service Appreciation Day

  • Final Round – Rex Hospital Open

TPC Wakefield Plantation

  • Rex Hospital Open Trophy Presentation

Immediately following the conclusion of play, approximately 5 p.m.

 Rex charity golf has raised more than $9 million to support patients, programs and services at Rex Hospital. Funds raised this year will benefit Patient Assistance Programs and Services at Rex Hospital, and the Angel Fund, which supports patients undergoing treatment at the Rex Cancer Center.

For more information about how to volunteer at the Rex Hospital Open, visit or contact Rex Hospital Open Volunteer Coordinator Patty Nogle at (937) 478-0101 or