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Agronomy team at Victoria National working hard to keep the course in great condition

The 60 staff and volunteers do everything from cutting the grass to dealing with any irrigation issues they may come across (WFIE) The 60 staff and volunteers do everything from cutting the grass to dealing with any irrigation issues they may come across (WFIE)
NEWBURGH, IN (WFIE) -

"We are in charge of making sure that everything is perfect," Director of Agronomy Kyle Callahan said. "Every blade of grass, every piece of sand, anything inside those ropes."

Each day the agronomy team at Victoria National hits the golf course to make sure that everything is in top condition, but during tournament week, their workload doubles and volunteers from other top golf courses come in to help.  

"We get in here about 4:15 to start setting up, and we head out as a team at 5 o' clock," Director of Agronomy Kyle Callahan said.

The 60 staff and volunteers do everything from cutting the grass to dealing with any irrigation issues they may come across.

Officials say their biggest challenge every day is the weather, and with the chance for storms tonight, workers will be on standby just in case. 

"If we get heavy rain we will make sure the cart paths are clean and ready for spectators," Director of Agronomy Kyle Callahan said.

For one caddy who's been to Victoria National several times, the agronomy team's hard work shows. 

"I've always been here for the summer time, and this is a different part of the year." Caddy Andrew Willis said. "I heard you guys get a lot of rain, and the golf course is in great shape. It's looking good out here." 

The extra volunteers will be at Victoria National until tournament play is over on Sunday. 

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