BENTON HARBOR (WKZO) -- The PGA may be running this weekend’s Senior PGA Championship for the players, but it wouldn’t be possible at Harbor Shores without the 19-hundred volunteers who are making it work for everyone else.
They come from all walks of life, and have a variety of reasons for wanting to be there. Take Dave Kosonovich, for example says he isn’t an avid golfer but he is an avid volunteer and likes to help the community.
The event has attracted Rita Hagenow all the way from Laporte, Indiana. She loves golf and she's helped out at six or seven PGA tournaments so far.She says that the event at Harbor Shores has been well run, and the golf course ranks up there with any other she's seen.
Jeannie Diefenbacher is in charge of all these volunteers, and says the PGA had no trouble finding them. They were all filled within weeks after they made them available last fall.
The most common volunteer job is to act as a marshall. They're responsible for crowd control and keeping track of errant golf balls, among other things. Others walk around with electronic scorers, transport food, or even serve on an evacuation committee...just in case.