Make this year’s Open great for visitors

HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his second shot on the 18th hole during the third round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 19, 2014 in Hoylake, England.  (Photo by David Cannon/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
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A search is under way for volunteers to help make this year’s 151st Open at Hoylake the best yet.

The Championship takes place from the 16th to the 23rd July and Wirral Council, in collaboration with the organiser of The Open, R&A, are looking to recruit a wide range of reliable, friendly and approachable volunteers from across Wirral.

These will act as local, off course ambassadors during the Championship and will welcome visitors to Hoylake and West Kirby, provide directions and offer information about the local area.

The 151st Open Golf Championship Ambassadors Programme (off course) will also provide a unique opportunity for participants to develop new skills while showing visitors what a beautiful place Wirral is, as well as meeting likeminded people. 

There will be multiple six hour volunteer shifts available throughout the week ranging between 6.30am and 9pm as the start and finish times vary throughout the days of the Championship.

Mark Camborne, Wirral Council’s Assistant Director, Neighbourhood Safety & Transport, said: “This is a great opportunity to volunteer and help showcase Wirral as we host one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

“We will see tens of thousands of visitors attending every day of the Championship and we need local people with their local knowledge to help them make the most of their visit to our borough.”

To take part and register for the 151st Open Golf Championship Ambassadors Programme (off course) visit

Once registered, volunteers will have an opportunity to book an induction and training session.