Volunteers Help Drive The Barclays Golf Tournament On Long Island
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – It’s the final day of The Barclays golf tournament at Bethpage National Park on Long Island.
Some of the world’s best golfers have been teeing off all weekend, thanks to an army of volunteers who are helping at the event.
WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports
More than 1,800 volunteers in green shirts have been logging 12-hour days during the tournament.
Many of the volunteers are Long Island natives, who are getting a chance to rub shoulders with the likes of Tiger Woods.
“I’m a golfer and it’s great to see all the players. I know them all and to have this experience and be so close to them is once in a lifetime,” one volunteer told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall.
Tournament officials told Hall that without the volunteers, the PGA would not be able to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to Long Island charities.
“I’m very happy to help them do that. I think the PGA, of all the sports, is the most generous when it comes to charities,” another volunteer told Hall.
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