by Sam Bauer
Last week I had the opportunity to volunteer with the golf course maintenance team at the TPC Twin Cities for their Champions Tour event the 3M Championship. In the year that marks the 20th anniversary for this tournament, organizers achieved an unprecedented goal of 20 million dollars donated to charity since the tournament inception. The 3M Championship is great for golf in Minnesota and the charitable donations benefit the lives of many Minnesotans. Volunteer opportunities are always available for turfgrass managers and students that are interested in gaining valuable tournament experience in a friendly atmosphere.
Below is a discussion on the tournament experience with TPC Twin Cities Director of Golf Course Maintenance Operations, Roger Stewart CGCS. A special thanks to Roger Stewart CGCS, Alex Stuedemann (Superintendent), Mark Michalski (Assistant Superintendent) and the TPC Twin Cities maintenance staff for providing me with such a valuable experience. I look forward to doing it again next year!