"Voice of 17" one of unsung hero volunteers at Honda
Over 1700 volunteers are working the Honda Classic this week, and while they help facilitate the golf tournament they also have a competition of their own.
As a fan at the Honda Classic, you're supposed to use your quiet voice.
Unless your volunteer Mark Zembrowski - "Quiet Please! Thank you!" Zembrowski bellows atop his perch overlooking the 17th green.
The Jupiter resident was first dubbed the "Voice of 17" by golfer Lee Westwood. And the nickname has stuck.
"After the event people will come up to me and say, 'There's the Voice of 17'" says Zembrowski. "Or they might say 'quiet please'"
Zembrowski keeps the peace in the sky boxes above the 17th green - one of the most important spots on the course, at the end of the Bear Trap.
"It gets wild out here. It's like one big party."
Zembrowski is a popular voice out here, and he's using that popularity for charity. The Honda Classic is one of 16 tournaments on tour that are part of the volunteer challenge. Fans can vote on their favorite volunteer - and the winner gets to donate 10 thousand dollars to a charity of their choice. Mark won two years ago and presented a check to Jack and Barbara Nicklaus for their children's charity.
"As someone who doesn't have kids of his own, it was really special."
The unsung heroes of the Honda, the volunteers are doing their own part, to make a difference.
Fans can vote for their favorite volunteer by going to www.tourchallenge.com, with each vote one dollar will be donated to charity.