Russell Normandin of Woonsocket, Rhode Island – A Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, Normandin was the first competitor in the history of The Golf Channel’s Big Break series to be on active duty. At the time, he was deployed in Afghanistan for “Operation Enduring Freedom,” Normandin has one goal in mind: to be the only current active-duty Marine to compete on the PGA TOUR.
Now that Russell is deployed in Afghanistan for “Operation Enduring Freedom,” Synthetic Turf International has sent the troops an artificial putting green and an EZTee hitting mat in order for Russell to teach his fellow marines the wonderful game of golf in their down time. This wonderful idea was put in to place thanks to Wendy Childers, the founder of LCPL. Cody S. Childers Memorial Fund. Their website can be found at www.wecaremarines.com, please take the time to look into their wonderful cause.