The Dart: Natchez man enjoys working at Duncan Park

Published 12:01 am Monday, October 28, 2019

NATCHEZ — For the past 10 years Forest Williams has been working at Duncan Park Golf Course.

When The Dart landed on Duncan Park on Thursday afternoon, Williams, 50, was working with two other full-time employees helping build a mud wall around a pond on the golf course.

At 17, Williams said he played two years of summer league baseball for the Ponderosa All-Stars, a youth team in Sibley.

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Williams said he enjoys his work at Duncan Park.

“It’s a job, and I’m doing things that I have not done before,” Williams said. “It’s a challenge every day.”

William said he likes working outdoors.

“I’m an outdoorsman, and I love hunting and fishing,” Williams said. “I have been hunting and fishing for 40 years. That’s why I like outside work.”

When Williams first began working at Duncan Park in 2009, Williams said it was just a job.

“The jobs are very scarce here in Natchez,” Williams said. “When you get one you got to hold on to it till something comes better.”

At Duncan Park, Williams said he and two other full-time workers have helped make Duncan Park the “best-looking” golf course around.

“All of the golfers come here and tell us we’re doing a good job,” Williams said. “The golfers tell us they have never seen a golf course like ours.”

If Duncan Park competed with other golf courses in Miss-Lou, Williams said he believes Duncan Park would win in the category of “best-looking.”

“You have a lot of people who play here and care about Duncan Park Golf Course,” Williams said. “The things that we do we try to do everything that’s right. That’s why it looks good, from hard work. I want everyone to come out to Duncan Park Golf Course and see the stuff we do.”