Kaydee Mounce was an invaluable volunteer for the 2013 WSGA Championship season. She volunteered for a total of 33 days (including PNGA Championships) and always went above and beyond of what was asked of her. What makes Kaydee's season even more impressive is the fact that a significant portion of those 33 days volunteering was spent on the course from sunrise to sunset! She was constantly willing to help out the staff in any way possible; whether that meant doing registration, being a pace-of-play monitor, managing the scorer's table or cleaning up after the completion of a Championship. Her upbeat approach, altruistic attitude and unparalleled dedication towards helping the WSGA this year were greatly appreciated! As Kaydee would best phrase it, "good on you!"
This year Mike Hamm volunteered 20 days, including each day of the WSGA Men's and Women's Mid-Amateur Championship in August as well as multiple USGA qualifiers. He has proven to be a very knowledgeable and reliable Rules Official and is always looking for ways to help the staff. His knowledge and reliability was put on display during the PNGA Men's and Women's Senior Team Championship in Sunriver, Ore. While being short-handed with volunteers, Mike was asked to take on a few more responsibilities in addition to what would normally be asked. He gladly accepted these extra responsibilities and served as a valuable asset in helping achieve a great championship. The WSGA extends its gratitude to Mike for all his tremendous help and service to amateur golf in Washington and beyond!
A qualified Rules Official, Phil Kelley has volunteered his time and experience at multiple WSGA Championships. His dedication to the success of amateur golf in Washington was shown by his willingness to volunteer three days in Cle Elum for the WSGA Men's and Women's Mid-Amateur Championships and then volunteer at a U.S. Men's Mid-Amateur qualifier in Lakewood the following week. In addition, Phil demonstrated his versatility during his 16 days of volunteering by being a live scoring/pace of play monitor along with being a Rules Official. His willingness and versatility did not go unnoticed! The WSGA is thankful for Phil's service to the game of golf and truly appreciates his commitment to making all WSGA Championships successful.
Over the past couple years, John has dedicated much of his time to helping in any capacity at many WSGA and PNGA Championships and USGA Qualifiers. This year John played a large role in preparing for the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier at Tumble Creek Club and also the U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifier at Spokane Country Club. A very proficient Rules Official, John is also always willing to help in any way, including helping with marking the golf course or selecting hole locations prior to play. When not helping at USGA Qualifiers or Washington State Championships, you can usually find him helping at a PNGA Championship somewhere in the Northwest! John has a lot of fun with everyone he works with - watch out, or you could be part of his next practical joke!