Agronomist expects golf course to play soft for first couple days

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NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT) – The Tri-State has seen plenty of rain over the last couple of months and it’s been a rough farming season.

But the golf course may be feeling the benefits.

Victoria National is beautiful on its own, but the job of the agronomist here is to get it to play beautifully too.

Kyle Callahan says the course is the best it’s been in years. He expects it to play softer in the first couple of days.

There’s been almost three-and-a-half inches of rain over the last two weeks.

But Callahan thinks the fairways and greens will firm up by the end of the tournament.

When that happens, you can expect golfers to be a bit more aggressive with their shots.

“I think anyone would prefer a little bit firmer and faster. Just again with that firmness and fastness you can get a little extra ball roll, a little extra distance, and who doesn’t like a little extra distance on their clubs?”

Victoria national has an average green of 7200-square-feet.

Altogether, there’s 418 acres to take care of.

Callahan says he’s doing detail work now.

Ultimately, mother nature is in control now and if it stays like this, it’s going to be perfect.

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(This story was originally published on August 29, 2019)

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