Voices Of The John Deere Classic

Jul 14, 2017

For one week each year, thousands of athletes, volunteers, staff, and media personnel fill the park at TPC Deere Run in Silvis for the John Deere Classic PGA tournament. 

Some have worked the event for decades, others are experiencing it for the first time. Here are some of the faces you'll find this year at the 47th annual tournament. 

Barbara Shipley, Leaderboard Calligrapher 


Brian Spurlock, USA Today Photographer

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Linda Little, volunteer 

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"I've volunteered for 42 years and they give out service pins every five years. I hope I can come back three years from now to get my next pin." 

Ted Thoms, JDC Board Member and Clubhouse Gatekeeper

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Laurie Huff, JDC Marshal

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Alex Hall, Water Boy, Event Water Solutions

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Lieutenant Matt DeSmyter, Rock Island County Sheriff's Department

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