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.
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“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.”