U.S. Open volunteer couldn’t pass up opportunity

Marilyn Carr, monitoring the fitting rooms inside the merchandise tent, said volunteering for the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The Gig Harbor resident is amazed at the efficiency of the entire championship. She said the USGA “really know what they’re doing.

“It’s been one of the most organized events I’ve ever been a part of,” Carr said. “It’s a well-oiled machine.”

As far as dealing with the crowds sifting through and trying on merchandise, everyone is so friendly and excited to be at the Open, she said.

“Nobody’s complaining,” she said. “People are just happy to be here.”

Besides walking the course and watching all the local golfers, Carr is looking forward to showing the world real Pacific Northwest beauty.

“People will learn it doesn’t rain here all the time,” she said, laughing.