The John Deere Classic: George Edwards
Recently, I had the opportunity to enjoy my first experience at a PGA tournament while volunteering at TPC Deere Run for the John Deere Classic in Moline IL.
During the tournament I was one of 20 volunteers that assisted the Agronomy team with a multitude of tasks ranging from; Raking bunkers, mowing Fairways, changing holes, rolling dew off tees surrounds and blowing off fairways. I really enjoyed mowing the fairways and changing hole locations for some of the best in the world.
Some of biggest challenges as a team was the weather, most days it was forecasted to thunderstorm, Monday morning we had a 3 hour rain delay! Thankfully everything was good and we managed to get out and mow fairways on tuesday afternoon.
I enjoyed every minute of my time, I felt part of the team from the beginning. The highlight of my week was meeting new people from around the world and the networking that occurred. I have to say, even the food was great!
I would finally like to thank Alex Stuedemann, the Hyde Park Members and the Grounds Team for the opportunity, to volunteer at The John Deere Classic, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned a great deal. I look forward to the next volunteer opportunity, hopefully I will make it back to Moline to assist in another John Deere Classic!
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