I have volunteered for many PGA and LPGA events, including all four Founders Cup events at Wildfire.
The volunteers really feel their efforts are rewarded when players take the time to smile, say hi or thanks.
We get that they are working and focused and understand they are not going to sign autographs or enter into long conversations.
Several players are always pleasant and acknowledge the help of the volunteers. Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel and Christina Kim are great ambassadors, but I would like to offer a special acknowledgement and thanks to Victoria Elizabeth. Every day she smiled, said hello and thanks for the help. She was, by far the most pleasant player on the course this weekend.
I was especially pleased to be fortunate enough to be walking by the 18th as she finished on Sunday and was able to tell her in person how much she was appreciated by the volunteers.
I hope she has a long and successful career on tour as she will bring more fans to the LPGA.
March 24, 2014