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Attention to detail key for driving range volunteers at Barbasol Championship

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) -

Besides the 18-hole course, it's the driving range at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National that stays busy during the Barbasol Championship.

"You never know what to expect. Rain delays throw us for a loop. All the players come back and want to practice after they've been delayed for a while," said Chris Randolph, driving range committee. 

For volunteers who handle the traffic coming through there all week it's serious business.

"This is their office. We don't speak to them unless they speak to us. They are working," said Randolph.

Because each player has their own preference when it comes to the brand of ball they hit, the big task is sorting all of them.

"As they come off the driving range the balls are picked up off the driving range and cleaned. We then put them in baskets and then put them in bags and players come get them. Rinse and repeat," said Randolph.

When it comes down to it fans say while this job is vital they don't know if they could give that much attention to detail.

"To make sure the balls are clean and there is no dirt on them is very important. Not that every job out here isn't important, but that in particular is very important specifically to the players," said William Cole, Barbasol Championship fan.

"It would be pretty cool to do. I mean it gets you close to the action, I guess, plus you probably get some free golf balls," said Mike Harris Barbasol Championship fan.

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