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RVs, autographs and camaraderie: Volunteering at pro golf events is a way of life for many (golfweek.usatoday.com)

RVs, autographs and camaraderie: Volunteering at pro golf events is a way of life for many

In 2005, Mark Whichard and his wife, Susan, were attending the final round of the Office Depot Championship, an LPGA event in Los Angeles.

There was a fog delay that Sunday, and the final seven holes of the tournament had to be completed on Monday. As Whichard was leaving the spectator area, he overheard a tournament organizer saying they were going to need to find some people to be scorers on Monday. Whichard volunteered.

“I happened to have that Monday off, and they needed someone to be a scorer, and I had no clue what that meant,” Whichard said. “I ended up scoring for Annika Sorenstam that day. It was only seven holes, but she was the No. 1 golfer at the time, and that was it. That was history. I was hooked.”

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