It was stop and go Friday, the second day of the Viking Classic. Three delays due to rain gave golf pros a break and spectators a chance to brush up on their culinary knowledge with New Orleans Chef John Folse.
"It kind of brings back memories of 2009 which was a real bad year for us," said Viking employee and tournament volunteer Bryant Watson. "Hopefully we can keep sneaking a little golf in and we'll get a complete tournament."
Watson, a Viking employee, had worked as a volunteer every year of the tournament. He can be found helping out with just about everything.
"Whatever they need me to be at that time, volunteer, gopher, mover. All of those things," said Watson.
On the green or off it is more than a thousand volunteers that keep the Viking Classic running smoothly each year.
"You couldn't have a tournament without volunteers," said Ron Wimberly, volunteer Chairman of Encore Services. On hot and sticky days, his team has an important job.
"We put drinks out on the tee boxes. We also have people driving around in golf carts, making sure all the volunteers have plenty to drink," said Wimberly.
The hard work does not come without perks. Volunteers get to watch the pros in action, not to mention sample food from some of the most famous chefs around.
"Emeril was great. Probably my favorite chef was Guy. He was exciting and fun. John Folse has been great as well," said Viking employee and volunteer Marcie Rozier.
"It is a week with people you may not normally see. You renew old friendships. It is just a lot of fun," said Wimberly.
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