Volunteer of the Month
Volunteer of the Month of May, 2014
Ray Monroe is the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Volunteer of the Month of May, 2014. After working primarily as a course rater, Ray was awarded the George Holland Award as the Washington State Golf Association Volunteer of the Year in 2012. This year, Ray has offered more of his time at Championships, and his expertise and unrivalled enthusiasm was on display at the PNGA Master-40 tournament the Prospector Course at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington.
The five-day medal and match play event went without a hitch, partly because of Ray’s uplifting attitude and spirit that never leaves his persona. Ray is an all-star on the first tee as a starter, mainly because of this kind and friendly demeanor among all that cross his path.
Ray excels as a volunteer because of his love for the game, and because he conducts himself as a professional where it counts most. Ray’s place on the first tee is crucial to the conduction and overall outcome of a PNGA Championship. The information he provides to players about the course conditions and local rules is essential to keep everyone on a level playing field, something he handles professionally and effectively. The added personal touch Ray provides in the conversation and interaction with the players exceeds the norm, and sets Ray apart. We appreciate his help greatly!