December 04, 2015

Called into action

You never know when you might be called into action. That was the case for Ben LeFebvre during the first round of the 2015 Hero World Challenge. A volunteer at the Hero World Challenge, LeFebvre was thrust into the spotlight on the 16th hole. 

Walking with Zach Johnson and Bill Haas during the first round, LeFebvre never imagined he would be responsible for more than being a standard bearer. But after introducing himself to Johnson and Haas, an unforgettable opportunity presented itself.

“[Zach Johnson’s] caddie started getting pretty hot and looked like he was going to overheat and said, ‘I might have to get someone to carry the bag’ and I said, ‘I’m ready. I live out here so I’m used to this heat every day, and if you need some help, let me know,'” LeFebvre said to Johnson and his caddie while on the course.

A few holes later, LeFebvre got his call.

“On the 16th, he wanted to switch out and have me carry the bag,” LeFebvre said. “That was pretty cool being his caddie for one hole, and he birdied it too!”

Originally from the United States, LeFebvre now lives in the Bahamas and is an avid golf fan. When he saw the Hero World Challenge was coming to Albany, he knew he wanted to be a part of the action.

“Being a big golf fan, I wanted to come out to the tournament, and living in the Bahamas, there aren’t many golf tournaments at all, so [the Hero World Challenge] is a big deal coming out here,” LeFebvre said. “I went and looked for the tournament online and said I want to come volunteer and come out and be in the action. I applied online and the next day found out I was going to be out here volunteering.”

Volunteers helping out with the scoreboard at the Hero World Challenge

For all of its tournaments, the Tiger Woods Foundation employs thousands of volunteers to help across all aspects of the events. Volunteers typically assist with scoreboards, marshals and volunteer services and serve as greeters and standard bearers. Whether lending a hand to a guest watching the action on the course, or being called into duty as a caddie, it’s all part of the volunteer experience. 

Tiger Woods Foundation volunteer opportunities:

Two Hero World Challenge volunteers talking

See you on the course!