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What is the XL Catlin LPGA Volunteer Service Award?

The XL Catlin LPGA Volunteer Service Award was created to honor a deserving volunteer at each LPGA Tournament during the 2018 season who has exemplified the spirit of volunteerism and gone above and beyond expectations in his/her role. If the event is new in 2018, then someone who was instrumental in bringing the event to fruition or internal stewarding for the Title Partner can be selected.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any tournament, so this award celebrates their stories and charity tournament partners each week.

The Tournament Director and/or Title Sponsor will be asked to nominate one deserving volunteer, group, or company representative using the Nomination Form. An LPGA representative will then follow up with the nominated volunteer to schedule an interview to be used on select LPGA channels (TV, digital, and social).

LPGA Communications will also recognize and include the nominee in weekly notes to the media and the Tournament Director will be asked to present an XL Catlin LPGA Volunteer Service Award plaque to the recipient sometime during tournament week, perhaps at the Volunteer Party. A Volunteer Service Award page will be set up on LPGA.com to track weekly nominees. In addition, an XL Catlin LPGA Service Award graphic will be added to the content wheel for electronic messaging and feature the name of the tournament nominee.


Tournament Volunteer Award Winner
Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic Denise Hill - Denise has volunteered each year of the tournament, 2018 will be her 6th year. Denise is very dedicated, hardworking and extremely organized. She is continually thinking about the players and how to make their registration an easy process for them.
ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open Zoee Dolling - Zoee has volunteered for three years at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open.  She has great people skill with a sensational can do attitude.  Zoee has exceptional organizational skills, with a keen attention to detail.
Honda LPGA Thailand Juta Tingsabhat - Tingsabhat has volunteered for 10 years at the Honda LPGA Thailand.  He is very enthusiastic and always the first person to step up when the team needs help.  Tingsabhat has the unique ability to make the tournament feel fresh all the time. You will always find a smile on his face.
HSBC Women's World Championship Steve Provance - Provance has been working with the tournament for three years.  He is super friendly and gets along great with all the players.  Provance has worn many hats over the years and does with a big smile.  He continues to go above and beyond, and his unique ability to get along with anyone allows us to place him in any position and know the job will get done.
Bank of Hope Founders Cup Robin Cook - Cook has been a part of the Bank of Hope Founders Cup for seven years, and each year she feels more like a part of our staff and LPGA family.  The Ticket Office and Main Entrance run thanks to Cook and her committee smoothly. Her insider knowledge of the tournament makes her the go-to person throughout the week. As one of the first people that spectators come into contact with when they arrive, she welcomes them with her contagious smile and hands-on help. Thanks to Cook and her positive approach to any issue, everyone feels heard and appreciated when they arrive at the Main Entrance. She is a crucial factor when it comes to spreading pertinent tournament information promptly to everyone on site. We've been lucky to have her as a part of the team at the helm of the Main Entrance using her unique combination of friendliness and hands-on effectiveness. Highlighting Cook for this Service Award was a no-brainer - she adds an unmeasurable value to our tournament and our team.  
Kia Classic

Mark and Susan Whichard - Mark and Susan have volunteer tournament experience dating back to 2005.  They have both proven that they are willing to go above and beyond as volunteers.  They have the amazing ability to handle any situation that comes up during tournament week with grace and ease.  Mark and Susan both created an environment that made us all feel welcomed and wanted.  The Kia Classic s grateful for their infectious energy, leadership, and positive impact they bring year after year to the scoring committee.

ANA Inspiration Margo Baxley - Margo has been the Chairman of Scoring Control team for 33 years.  She has an incredible infectious smile that lights up any room she enters.  Her positive attitude and never-ending energy is just one of the many qualities she brings to the ANA Inspiration.
LOTTE Championship presented by Hershey Ed Clary - Ed has been a volunteer for the LOTTE Championship since the first event in 2012.  He has a heart for service and generously volunteers his time in support of the tournament's charity beneficiaries (Friends of Hawaii Charities).  Ed has a can-do attitude and will help with any job from signage installation to staking off the course.  The tournament is truly grateful for his service and fortunate to have him on the team.
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