So we used to host a LGPA major here in Rochester NY every year (and every few years we'd host a PGA event at Oak Hill - most recent being the PGA Champ and we have the Seniors Champ coming soon). Unfortunately the LPGA ran for greener pastures (ie money) after 30+ years here leaving a big hole in the golfing community.
Well fortunately the following year the Symetra tour stepped in and brought a tournament to Rochester. This year is the third year of the Danielle Downey Classic. Hosted at my home club Brook Lea.
I hadn't attended in previous years, but this year since I had just recently joined I wanted to volunteer (smaller tournaments like this really live on their volunteer force). In this case I chose to be a volunteer caddy. Many of the girls dont have an entourage (or anyone) and in this way I could help out and get to watch the game close up.
Tomorrow is Round 1 and my girl has a 7:52 tee time. I'm super excited and ready to go. I've walked a practice round with her so I have a good feel for what she needs from me (not much outside of carrying the bag, cleaning her clubs and just a bit of conversation when she needs to talk something out).
I'll be wearing a Titleist hat and varying clothing (Footjoy of course). Right now the weather looks fantastic and I hope to have four days of volunteering in front of me.