Retired Federal Way teacher having fun herding at Chambers Bay

Sharon Pearson of Federal Way taught school for decades.

That experience is helping her marshal at hole No. 11 at Chambers Bay this week. There’s a lot of asking for quiet and herding unruly people where they need to go, she said.

“There are quite a few duties,” said Pearson, 75.

Now retired, Pearson is a member of the Twin Lakes Country Club, which has sent quite a few members to University Place to volunteer at the U.S. Open. Many of them are joining her at No. 11, spotting balls, directing golfers and controlling traffic along a path that skirts the hole.

“We’re all golfers,” she said. “We all wanted to help.”

Pearson said the experience has been a satisfying one, not unlike her career as a teacher.

“The people are really nice,” she said. “It’s fun.”