Early Sunday morning, the final day of the Toshiba Classic, the keys to the maintenance shed at Newport Beach Country Club were missing.
But it was OK, the keys weren't too far away. All it took was a phone call to Dee DeVaney and the 65-year-old came walking from across the street. He's been living at Irvine Terrace for 21 years. When a Toshiba Classic volunteer was done Saturday night, he didn't know where to put the keys so he dropped them off at DeVaney's house.
DeVaney, who has lived in Newport Beach for 40 years, was featured along with other volunteers in a story that appeared in the Daily Pilot six years ago. Well, he's still doing it. The Toshiba Classic just finished its 16th year at Newport Beach Country Club. DeVaney has worked as a volunteer at every one of them. He's worked at the driving range, each day of the week. As the hole captain, he's in charge of the crew at the driving range. During Toshiba Classic week, DeVaney usually puts in nine hours each day, providing service for the pros and the amateurs.