Almost 80 Volunteers Have Helped Every Year Of The NWA Championship

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ROGERS (KFSM) -- Sunday (June 26) was the last day of the Walmart NWA Arkansas Championship and all week long more than 750 volunteers made sure everything ran smoothly.

78 of those volunteers have helped at the tournament for the past ten years including David Phillps.

He said he looks forward to every year.

“In fact when I get the email announcing sign up comes, I sign up the very day I get the email. So I don`t want to miss out,” said Phillips.

Phillps has been a walking score keeper every year along with several other volunteer positions like caddy and a marshall. He said walking score keeper is by far his favorite because of the interaction he gets to have with the golfers and the caddies.

“Especially to watch the ones who have played here for many many years and you watch how their level of play has improved. Like this year has been the best scores that I`ve seen all the ten years that I`ve been walking with them. So I think they`re learning the course and of their game is better,” he said.

Phillips  will be back again next year and he encourages everyone who hasn't volunteered to try it out.

“I`ve worked a l lot of the different jobs in volunteering and I think it`s a great opportunity for our community to show that we appreciate the LPGA for being here and it helps us,” he said.

The 78 volunteers including Philips who have helped the past ten years were honored after the tournament at the 18th green ceremony.