WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play Volunteers
This year marks the fourth and another very successful year for Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club. Congratulations to the winner, Kevin Kisner. Congratulations to everyone who made the tournament a success. Every venue was sold, all volunteer positions were filled, and the attendance was phenomenal. That is truly an incredible accomplishment considering what it takes to put on the tournament.
Thanks to over 1,300 dedicated, caring, hard working, and fun volunteers serving in a variety of roles but most importantly as outstanding Tournament Ambassadors. Countless volunteers return every year and many, including me, have worked every year since it moved to Austin in 2016.
I also want to thank the leadership of Chairman Emeritus, Ben Davis, whose business knowledge, people and operational skills, and sense of humor made it a joy to volunteer. And, a very special thank you to PGA TOUR Executive Director, Jordan Uppleger, and his team for their leadership, professionalism, and for creating such an exciting atmosphere leading up to and during the tournament. And finally, thank you to Austin Country Club’s members, staff, and Board of Directors whose commitment to the tournament helped make it another successful year.
One of the positive consequences of the tournament is the commitment to supporting our Charity Partners. Over the past four years, the tournament has donated over $4.3 million to five local beneficiaries. Moving forward, Dell Technologies and the World Golf Championships will be focusing on two local charities: Dell Children's Medical Center & The First Tee of Greater Austin. We are thrilled to partner with them as we move forward in our extension through 2023.
I hope the 2019 tournament was a great experience for those of you who participated in the tournament as either ticket holders or volunteers. It is amazing what it takes to put on the tournament, both on-course and behind the scenes. As in years past, plans are already in motion to make the next tournament even more exciting and enjoyable. Please let me know if you have ideas or suggestions to enhance what we are doing. I will do everything I can to ensure the tournament’s continued success. If you have never volunteered, I would encourage you to consider it. I personally look forward to the tournament every year as I meet so many wonderful people and have so much fun.
I have enthusiastically accepted the opportunity to serve as a volunteer again next year and have accepted the role of 2020-2021 General Chairwoman of the World Golf Championships Dell Technologies Match Play. It is an honor for me to serve in this capacity knowing that my parents, both of whom have passed away, would be especially proud. They were both golf enthusiasts who served their golfing communities throughout their lives. In honor of them, I look forward to humbly serving everyone associated with this spectacular tournament.
Dell Technologies Match Play Volunteer Chairwoman
2019 Champion: Kevin Kisner