Still time to volunteer to help make this Wirral’s best Open

20 June 2023
Volunteers for the off course ambassador programme at their induction session ahead of the 151st Open in Hoylake
Mark Camborne from Wirral Council speaks to volunteers at a training session

Hundreds of volunteers have already signed up and started training to help make this year’s Open the best Wirral has ever held.

The Championship takes place from the 16th to the 23rd July and Wirral Council, in collaboration with the organiser of The Open, R&A, asked for people to become involved.

Many have come forward to join the 151st Open Golf Championship Ambassadors Programme during the Championship up and the first training sessions have taken place.

But there is still time to get involved and be a local, off course ambassador and two more training sessions will be taking place in the coming weeks.

Those who take part will welcome visitors to Hoylake & West Kirby, provide directions and offer information about the local area and show visitors what a beautiful place Wirral is. 

During the Championship 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 Open.

Leader of Wirral Council, Cllr Paul Stuart, said: “First of all I’d like to thank all those who have come forward to help us in delivering The 151st Open – this is a massive event for Wirral and the borough will be in the world spotlight, and with your help we aim to make this the best we have ever hosted.

“Tens of thousands of visitors will be attending every day of the Championship and having local people with their local knowledge to help them make the most of their visit to our borough will help them feel more comfortable and ensure things run as smoothly as possible. And if you haven’t volunteered yet but are thing about it please do get involved – there is still time.”

People can sign up to volunteer up until the last training sessions on Thursday 29th June 6pm and Saturday 1st July 10am.

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

Please complete registration and then you will have an opportunity to book onto an Induction/Training Session. Once you have attended one of these sessions, you will then have access to book your own shifts.

You can also sign up for the new Wirral Hosts The Open resident email to keep up to date with the latest information which affects you.

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