Vol 16 July 2011

Mac Everett
General Chairman

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

Jan Ivey
Director of Marketing and Sponsor Relations

Tony Schuster
Director of Operations

Gwen Crow
Tournament Coordinator

Paula Burnett
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Lockett
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant

Volunteer Circle

Faith Tanner

2011 Ambassador
Paula's Pool Committee

Faith Tanner embarked on a special journey during the 2011 PGA TOUR season. She volunteered for 37 Weeks at 37 Tournaments in honor of her late husband Larry, to encourage volunteerism at PGA TOUR events.

Where are you from?

I'm from Suttons Bay, a quaint village of 600 people along the Lake Michigan shoreline in NW Lower Michigan.

Faith assisting our ecology team to keep the Event Lawn area tidy.

You are on a unique journey revolving around the PGA TOUR season. Tell us about your journey this year.

I tell people if I had known that to successfully complete the journey that I would have to be so frugal and stay in private and complete strangers’ homes I would have NEVER even have attempted to start but I couldn’t have EVER planned a more perfect adventure. Yes, I will have completed a dream of my late husband’s and mine and I think successful in promoting volunteerism but more meaningful is that each week at each tournament someone is brought into my life on or off the course that has enriched my life.

What were your volunteer duties at the tournament?

I was in Paula’s Pool and did a little bit of everything, Admissions/Greeting, Marshal, ShotLink, or wherever help was needed.

In your opinion what separates the Wells Fargo Championship from the other PGA TOUR stops you have made?

I think it is successfully promoted as a yearly ‘must go to’ social event. It has an awesome food selection…truly number one in my book and everyone is concentrating on details…right down to greeting the patrons at entry and thanking them for attending and doing the same thing as they leave. Great customer service everywhere.

What would be your advice to people thinking of volunteering at a PGA TOUR event in the future?

It is a win-win-win opportunity to volunteer at a PGA TOUR event. It is a win for the local economy as revenue is generated that would not otherwise be there. A win for charity, as millions are annually given in part because of the volunteers’ help. And a win for the individual volunteer, as you get the integral knowledge that you are contributing to part of something greater than yourself and having fun while doing it.

What are some of the volunteer positions you’ve held this year?

A Marshal, Security on the 16th @ The Phoenix Open, Player Transportation, Warehouse volunteer, TV Liaison, Player Child Care Volunteer, Tournament Office Volunteer, Scoreboards, Volunteer Registration/Check-in, Player Relations, Scoring, ShotLink, Will Call Volunteer, Concessions, Ecology, Fan Zone (Children's area), Admissions/Greeter, Caddie Services, Media Center, Special Needs Shuttle Driver, Grounds Committee, Walking Scorer, Standard Bearer, Supply Distribution, and Hospitality Volunteer.

Any other memorable experiences you’d like to share?

I have experienced flash flood warnings on Oahu, alligators on the 8th at the Honda Classic and 9th&18th @ Zurich (a 10 footer there), a tornado in Flower Mound Texas (Dallas), water moccasin snake at the 18th @ the Viking, an earthquake in New Jersey, and a tropical storm downgraded from a hurricane in Connecticut.