The golf course is quiet, the clubhouse is empty, and the leader board is pretty much gone. But crews at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh are hard at work.
"Now, it's sad. Our little city we built is gone away. So yeah, it is sad for me. You work on something for a year and then it's over," Tournament Director, Becky Kasha said.
Crews are taking down the sky boxes, air conditioning units, tents, tables, and chairs. They are also putting away coolers, dumping ice, and packing up Pepsi products. It was all part of this year's United Leasing Championship. Kasha said they saw between 10,000-11,000 people.
Mother Nature threw plenty of curve-balls this year. It rained last Monday. It rained Sunday, and Kasha said they had to evacuate the course because of lightening. And then there was a rain delay at Monday morning's playoff round.
"Pick your poison. What kind of weather do you hate most? Hot weather or wet weather? So, I think it was harder on the volunteers in the heat. I think they were tired. It was harder for them, but I think from operationally, the rain was harder on us," Kasha said.
Officials said there are a few high traffic areas near the sky boxes that are a little torn up, but otherwise, the course is in pretty good shape. Kasha said things went smoothly this year, even though the weather pushed the game to Monday.
"We had another exciting finish. The Golf Channel was all excited because they were able to actually show it live, so that was fun for them," Kasha said.
But now, the last signs of the tournament are rolling out of town. Year two of the United Leasing Championship is in the books, and now organizers will start planning next year's big event.
Kasha said their goal is to be done cleaning up by Wednesday, and then Victoria will start course maintenance.