By Jill McGill
Special to ARMCHAIR GOLF
RECENTLY AT THE KINGSMILL event [Michelob ULTRA Open] I was reminded of what it takes to make a golf tournament operate. It can be summed up in one word: volunteers!
To apply to be a volunteer, here are the qualities you must possess:
1. A love for your community.
2. A giving attitude.
3. Money to purchase your uniform.
4. Ability to combat boredom (a good book, mornings puzzles, etc.)
5. A friendly disposition.
6. A problem-solving mentality.
7. A nurturing side to coddle whiners.
I’m sure the list is longer, but these are the things that immediately come to mind. There isn’t an event that takes place without somebody generously pitching in to make it run smoothly.
So, a very sincere thanks and a big hug to all of you who have ever volunteered. I appreciate the endless hours you have spent sitting and waiting, running short on sleep, and putting our tour on your list of priorities.
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