Chris Garrett feels right at home this week at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.
Garrett, 29, is one of nearly two dozen volunteers working on superintendent Steve Anderson's staff for the U.S. Senior Open that began yesterday. Garrett, assistant superintendent and a seven-year member of GCSAA, arrived with a good sense of what the expectations would be at Inverness. After all, he's helped prepare a course for a major in the past.
And his current job is at a historic layout well known for welcoming the best golfers on the planet. Garrett (pictured to the left), who helped prepare Oak Tree National in Edmond, Okla., for the 2006 Senior PGA Championship when he was employed there, took a job within the last year at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., where three U.S. Opens and four PGA Championships have been held.
"I think I am prepared when I come to a place like this," Garrett said at Inverness, a legendary course that has been the host to multiple major championships, including the 1986 PGA Championship, when Bob Tway holed out of a bunker to stun Greg Norman.