Greater Gwinnett Championship volunteer receives Champion honor

Kathy Evans

Kathy Evans

DULUTH — Kathy Evans, who volunteered with this year’s Greater Gwinnett Championship, and travels the country with her husband in an R.V., was named this week the Champions Tour Volunteer of the Year.

Evans was honored for coordinating fellow volunteers at the first-year event in April at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth.

“To be recognized as an individual who made an outstanding contribution during the year is a testament to Kathy’s dedication to the event and her ability to connect with people,” Mike Stevens, President of the Champions Tour, said in a news release. “Kathy represents all those volunteers who devote their time and efforts that help our tournaments to realize the success they enjoy.”

Evans was instrumental in developing the volunteer database for the Greater Gwinnett Championship. She interfaced with every committee and volunteer, and trained chairmen and directors on how to utilize the information. Through the database, Evans set schedules, created new policies and procedures and communicated efficiently with each volunteer.

Evans, who is retired, often travels to golf tournaments with her husband, Mike, and their two poodles and one. She’s volunteered at several other metro Atlanta-based tournaments in the last 25 years.

“Simply put, the 2013 Greater Gwinnett Championship would not have been a success without Kathy Evans,” Elissa Dooman, Tournament Director of the Greater Gwinnett Championship, said in the release. “The days, weeks and months that she invested in this year’s tournament went way beyond what any volunteer is asked to do. She’s always helpful, friendly and supportive of her fellow volunteers.”

Bernhard Langer won the tournament in April with a 10-under 206 to take the title by three shots over Tom Lehman and Tom Pernice Jr. Next year’s tournament is scheduled for April 16-20.