Attention to detail key for driving range volunteers at Barbasol - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

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.

Copyright 2017 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

    White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:05 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:05:12 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:06:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump, right, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs as Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse i...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump, right, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs as Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse i...

    The White House says President Donald Trump has no intention of firing special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

    More >>

    The White House says President Donald Trump has no intention of firing special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

    More >>
  • Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there's no 'Plan B'

    Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there's no 'Plan B'

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-04-22 15:04:45 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:06:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michel Euler). France's President Emmanuel Macron walks out of the lobby of the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, April 20, 2018, to welcome Senegalese President Macky Sall. Senegalese President Macky Sall is in France for a five-day visit.(AP Photo/Michel Euler). France's President Emmanuel Macron walks out of the lobby of the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, April 20, 2018, to welcome Senegalese President Macky Sall. Senegalese President Macky Sall is in France for a five-day visit.

    French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing that there's no "Plan B".

    More >>

    French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing that there's no "Plan B".

    More >>
  • Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

    Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-04-21 19:44:16 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:06:38 GMT
    Stallone, who starred in the 1976 boxing film "Rocky" and several sequels, is a supporter of the president and attended Trump's New Years' Eve party at Mar-a-Lago in 2016. (Source: CNN/Twitter)Stallone, who starred in the 1976 boxing film "Rocky" and several sequels, is a supporter of the president and attended Trump's New Years' Eve party at Mar-a-Lago in 2016. (Source: CNN/Twitter)

    President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his...

    More >>

    President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly