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David Corrado – TPC Boston

It's a hot, steamy afternoon at the Tournament Players Club of Boston in Norton, and David Corrado is moving on fast-forward, traversing his way between the practice range, the pro shop, the locker room, and the pro-am scoring table. Such is the life of the head golf professional during tournament week of the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoff series. Corrado has been here since 4:45 a.m. and he won't leave until close to 9 p.m., just like every other day over a two-week stretch. "It's 14-to-17 hour days for what we first call "advance week" and then followed by "tournament week"," said Corrado, a 33-year-old Pittsburgh native. "And I don't even sniff the hours that the (golf course) superintendent puts in. It's completely different from a typical week here, but it's a nice change of place and very exciting." When Corrado puts together all of the elements, there is only one goal in mind for the TPC staff – service. "We want to make sure the Tour players are well-taken care of here – the locker room is their safe haven," said Corrado. "e practice facility has to be organized and in good condition. When you've got five different manufacturers out there on the range with two different golf balls each, that's 10 different golf balls total. You better have the right ball type for each player. "We also have to make sure that the pro shop and merchandising tent are stocked because goods fly out of here each day. And it's important that the spectators are enjoying themselves as we help direct them around the facility." is is Corrado's second time around at TPC Boston. He was first assistant when the club opened in 2002 and stayed here three years before becoming the head pro for four years at the TPC in Dearborn, Michigan.He is now in his second year as head pro at TPC Boston. "is is a different animal now with the FedEx Cup involvement than when I was first here," said Corrado. "Deutsche Bank has done a great job of taking it to another level. "Each year presents new challenges and new storylines, but this year is pretty compelling. In addition to the FedEx Cup standings, you've also got Ryder Cup wild-card positions at stake for the U.S. team and Tiger Woods' No. 1 ranking is at stake. We're lucky here this year." (Bob DiCesare is the golf writer for e Enterprise in Brockton, MA, and he is also a member of the International Network of Golf)

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New England Golf Monthly - September/October 2010  

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New England Golf Monthly - September/October 2010  

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