Volunteer of the Month of September, 2016: Dee Balmer
Dee Balmer is awarded the honor of being the Washington State Golf Association's Championship Volunteer of the Month for September, 2016.
In the past month Dee volunteered her time at the Washington State Golf Association's Senior and Super Senior Men's Amateur Championship held at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Washington. Dee spent time helping the association with player registration, pace of play and live scoring. Dee, who is a member at Wine Valley Golf Club, was also helpful in spreading the word to local members asking for volunteer assistance at the championship. When Dee isn't volunteering at WSGA Championships you can find her out on the golf course playing and competing herself. The association is fortunate to have volunteers like Dee, who volunteered 9 days of her time this season!
Thank you for taking your time to volunteer and help us continue to run great championships, Dee!
Volunteer of the Month of August, 2016: Phil Kelley
Phil Kelley is awarded the Washington State Golf Association Volunteer of the Month for August, 2016.
A more than qualified Rules Official, Phil Kelley has volunteered his time and experience at multiple WSGA Championships and USGA Qualifiers during the month of August. His dedication to amateur golf in Washington was shown by his willingness to volunteer three days in Tacoma for the WSGA Men's Amateur Championship and then volunteered at a U.S. Senior Amateur qualifier at Inglewood Golf Club and the U.S. Men's and Women's Amateur Four-Ball Qualifier in Lakewood two weeks following the WSGA State Amateur. Phil has been volunteering his time to help the WSGA at championships for five years now, and has put in almost a decade worth of time helping out at WJGA events! His willingness and hard work did not go unnoticed! The WSGA is thankful for Phil's commitment to making all WSGA Championships successful. Thank you for all you do for the WSGA, Phil!
Volunteers of the Month of July, 2016: Ron Nelson and Jane Sossamon
The WSGA is happy to announce Ron Nelson and Jane Sossamon as the Volunteers of the Month for July, 2016. Ron and Jane have contributed their rules expertise to many championships and qualifiers. Their willingness to travel anywhere to serve as Rules Officials has proven their dedication to championship amateur golf in the Pacific Northwest.
This month, Ron and Jane made the drive to Loomis Trail Golf Club in Blaine for the 36-hole U.S. Amateur Qualifier. The next week, they volunteered their time in Kent for the WSGA Parent-Child Championship. They then took a week off from helping the WSGA, to help the Pacific Northwest Golf Association for a week at the PNGA Men's Amateur Championship at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla. In their fourth week of volunteering in a row they were at the WSGA Men's Amateur Qualifier at Gold Mountain in Bremerton on Tuesday, and then at The Home Course in DuPont, Wa. on that Thursday. The WSGA cannot thank these two enough for the amount of time and travel they have put in during the past month to help the WSGA run successful championships.
Ron and Jane are dependable and knowledgeable Rules Officials, always remaining level-headed and fair when dealing with the Rules of Golf. Their support and effort are a big reason why our championships are a success! Thank you Ron and Jane for all you do for the WSGA!
Volunteer of the Month of June, 2016: Jay Tomlin
Jay Tomlin is awarded the honor of being the Washington State Golf Association's Championship Volunteer of the Month for June 2016.
In the past month Jay volunteered his time at the Washington State Golf Association's Women's Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Senior Amateur, and Super Senior Amateur Championship held at Sunland Golf and Country Club in Sequim, Washington. Jay spent time aiding the association with player registration, pace of play and live scoring, as well as collecting and posting scores. Jay was also extremely helpful in recruiting local members to volunteer and help at the championship on short notice. When Jay isn't volunteering at WSGA Championships you can find him competing in them! Best of luck this summer, we look forward to seeing you on the course.
Thank you for taking your time to volunteer and help our championships run smoothly this past month Jay!
Volunteer of the Month of May, 2016: Anne Beste
Anne Beste is awarded the honor of being the Washington State Golf Association's Volunteer of the Month for May 2016.
In the past month Anne volunteered her time at the Champion of Champions event at The Home Course in DuPont, as well as all three days at the Men's and Senior Men's Best-Ball championships at Salish Cliffs Golf Club. Anne spent time aiding the association with pace of play and live scoring, and was extremely helpful in setting up and running the player registration and scoreboard area every day at the Best Ball. Anne got her first experience volunteering for the WSGA almost seven years ago, and has been one of the association's most dedicated volunteers since then. We looked forward to having Anne help at more of our events coming up this summer.
Thank you for taking your time to volunteer and help our championships run smoothly this past month, Anne!