Professional golfers know it takes a team to win tournaments with the player and caddie working together to navigate every shot.
Tournament organizers also attempt to build their own large team each year when they assemble volunteers to help make their event run smoothly. Sometimes teams within the larger group even add their own unique stamp on a tournament, thanks to extra attention to special details.
That is the case with one of the Cambia Portland Classic’s volunteer teams, who happen to be a pair of former local caddies who have known each other for 40 years. The duo vowed to focus their attention on the needs of the LPGA Tour’s professional caddies during their event and have worked to make it their calling card for several decades.
Portland native Stan Kawamoto of Renton, Wash., and Lee Hoffman of Salem, Ore., know how it feels to carry the bag for