OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - It has been a busy week of golf at Robert Trent Jones Grand National Course in Opelika.
Exactly one week ago, Aaron Baddeley was named the second ever Barbasol Champion following an intense playoff.
In the week since, the staff at the Grand National Course has been working hard to break down all thee grandstands and other structures needed for a PGA tour event, to get prepared for an event that all of the Robert Trent Jones courses were hosting this weekend.
"Today we have the qualifier for our craft beer and we have those qualifiers at all the RTJ sites," said the Director of Golf at the Grand National Course, Scott Gomberg. "It is very challenging [to breakdown from Barbasol and be ready for this event in one week] but it is something that we did last year and kind of learned the logistics of it. But you know the business calls, when you are working for the retirement system of Alabama the priority is the return on investments."
This is a unique opportunity for golfers to play the same set up as the pros just a week before, something that the sponsor of Sunday's tournament, Red Clay Brewing Company, does not take for granted.
"It is great, I mean we have got some awesome courses they are pristine," said John Corbin, one of the co-owners of Red Clay. "They were ready for the Barabasol Championship so it was a great privilege to be able to play on it right after that."