100-year-old Greensboro volunteer celebrates along with Wyndham tournament

Weldon Fields in his home on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C. (JERRY WOLFORD/News & Record)

Weldon Fields in his home on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C. (JERRY WOLFORD/News & Record)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro resident Weldon Fields turned 100 years old in June, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

And as the Wyndham Championship celebrates Greensboro’s 75th golf tournament this week, it takes Fields back to the first one.

Fields remembers going to Greensboro’s PGA Tour tournament for the first time. Because it was the first one, in 1938.

He was a few months shy of his 24th birthday, and he had volunteered to work at the tournament.

“My memory’s a little wore out after that length of time,” Fields told the paper. “But I was there all right. My job was at one of the concessions stands. As I recall, we only had three, and about the only things we had to sell was sandwiches and Coke Cola.”

Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record

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