There have been 40 years of winning moments and memorable shots at The Memorial Golf Tournament.
There have also been 40 years of volunteers, instrumental in the event’s success.
A new trio of golfers head down the 18th fairway, and spectators jockey for the best view while Shere Everett sits on the perfect perch, nestled next to her big white scoreboard.
Everett laughs. “We see the good, the bad, and the ugly.
“We have a lot of people looking for the information that is up on these boards,” she explains. She is here to help.
As each group of golfers exit the green, “We can immediately start to prepare the board for the next group that is coming up.”
It is time to spell, and Shere Everett has to get it right. Her biggest fear is misspelling a name.
“The longer names are the difficult ones,” she muses. “And, the Japanese names are not so hard, but they are just long. We just have to make sure we have all the letters.”
She wears her big hat and sunglasses to guard against the white board’s reflection while she and her partner arrange those magnets.
“It’s my pleasure to do everything I can to help this tournament out,” Everett explains.
She has lived these words for the last 40 years. It was a personal story that got her up here.
“In 1967 my niece spent ten weeks in the burn ward at Children’s Hospital before it became Nationwide Children’s,” she said.
She says her family, especially her niece were treated so well by the staff. This is her way of saying thank you.
“The call for volunteers came out in 1976. My father became a marshal and he was a marshal into his 90s. My mother worked for souvenirs into her 80s.”
Shere has now volunteered at every single tournament.
“Oh I love it!” she exclaims. “It’s great.”
She said she plans to continue this family tradition as long as her knees can carry her to her perfect perch high above.