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Old 08-10-2013, 11:03 PM
agrostis agrostis is offline
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:32 PM
ncpete ncpete is offline
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very cool. My brother is there as a PGA volunteer this week, he lives in Fairport, about 5 minutes away from this course. And, a high school classmate, and clubhouse pro at my home town course is the PGA Secretary. Both are having a lot of fun this week, though at least one of those guys is a Mickelson fan, and a little disappointed in his performance this weekend. Awfully hard to make up a 19 stroke deficit in one day. My youngest brother just started as assistant course super at The Sagamore this week, or I am sure he would have wanted to work there this week on the greens staff, too.
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:20 AM
Will P.C. Will P.C. is offline
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I used to volunteer at East Lake in Atl. The had me blowing sand off the greens from the bunkers in between play as a volunteer. Lots of fun and def cool to see 'high' end courses maintenance crew/budget/equipment. A full time crew of 60 is so hard to even imagine. Many 'regular' courses might have 10 full time guys, 1 mechanic, and 2-5 part time guys
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:43 AM
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I've worked on the grounds crew as a volunteer at Valhalla Golf Club here in Louisville for the 2000 PGA, the 2002 CPC (Club Pro Championship), the 2004 Senior PGA, and the 2008 Ryder Cup. It's an awesome time. Early mornings and some great perks (parking right at the shop, an awesome tent with non-stop food and drinks, free run of the course)... I've mostly been on bunker crew- raking traps and repairing after rain. In 2004 for the Seniors, the course flooded and we had some MAJOR work to do.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:09 AM
larryinalabama larryinalabama is offline
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Im prepping for the PGA also, I decited to take the day off because Im real sore all over.

Headed to get a ham and have it done by 1:00 and sit and watch the tournament on TV. I generally don't sit around but I really need some rest.

Being a highend greens keeper would be a real cool job
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