Trucking on the PGA Tour, With 72,000 Pounds of Equipment By ZACH

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Pete Bezuk wanted to build golf clubs. His first employer, Titleist, sent him to truck-driving school.

For a month, he learned how to coax a big rig along seaside cliffs and leafy back roads on the routes to many of America’s most idyllic golf destinations. Typically, he pulls up to the driving range. Then a 42-foot trailer becomes a mobile equipment factory, and for three manic days, he and nine other Titleist technicians cut, bend, hammer, and grind clubs to any taut specification a player might desire.

This became Bezuk’s strange life on the PGA Tour.

“It takes a certain type of person to be able to drive a truck and fix a club,” Bezuk said. “But we get to go to some really nice places.”

As the golf season winds down with the four-tournament FedEx Cup, beginning with the Barclays tournament, which ends Sunday, here at Bethpage Black, another long year will culminate for the players. It also means the end of a commensurately taxing grind for the support crews that trail the pros at every turn.

And the biggest among them are 72,000-pound semitrailers, like the ones commissioned by Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway and nearly a dozen other golf brands, ubiquitously looming in the background for all the tinkerers on tour. Most fans never see them; they usually arrive on Sunday and depart Wednesday afternoon, headed toward the next tournament destination. In between, there is about 45,000 miles of driving per season.

Most of that is done by technicians like Bezuk who never imagined their careers would have them behind the wheels of tractor-trailers loaded with

 Wade Liles, who has handled TaylorMade’s tour truck since 2000, learned to drive it in the company’s parking lot after the company hired him to replace grips on clubs.

 

Here’s Where Uber Plans to Open a New Facility Soon — Fortune

With ambitions of self-driving cars, Uber is headed to Motor City. On Monday, Sherif Marakby, the ride-hailing company’s vice president of global vehicle programs, announced that Uber will be opening a facility in the Detroit area “in the coming months,” according to the Detroit News. The company hopes a presence in Detroit will help it…

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Move for Hunger News

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Over the last 7 years, YOU have rescued and delivered over 7 MILLION POUNDSof food – that’s enough to provide over 6 million meals to families in the communities you serve. As we celebrated these milestones, we knew we needed to find a way to express our gratitude for the contributions your team has made to help us get there.

We are very excited to announce the launch of our Move For Hunger Milestones awards program. When your crew reaches one of our 10 award levels, which  range from 500 to 1,000,000 meals delivered, we will provide you with an image that highlights your accomplishment and can be shared via social media and/or featured on your website.

In the coming weeks, a Move For Hunger team member will be e-mailing our inaugural batch of winners. After that, keep an eye out for monthly updates acknowledging the latest milestones.

Questions? We can help. Call (732) 774-0521 or email Alex or Meghan for assistance.

Sacramento Police Chief Announces Retirement — FOX40

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Police Department Chief Sam Somers Jr. announced his retirement Tuesday afternoon. Somers said, after talks with his family, he’s decided to make his last day Dec. 9 after being a part of the police department for 32 years. “Over the course of my career, I have been truly blessed to have had…

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