“Birdies For The Bluegrass” Charitable Initiative Announced For Barbasol Championship

Posted at 2:52 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 14:52:38-04

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Barbasol Championship is only 45 days away! The event is being held at Jessamine County’s Champions At Keene Trace Golf Course and Kentucky will be well represented as the PGA takes over the Bluegrass

Those familiar with Champions at Keene Trace might not recognize the course after its PGA style makeover. Organizers tell LEX 18 that 300 trees have been removed to aid in grass growth and most notably, organizers will flip the nines to provide extra drama and fan amenities on the final three holes.

"A lot of our hospitality venues will have views of three greens, nowhere else on tour do you have such a good set up," said Barabsol Tournament Operator Brooks Downing.

All that is left is to put on the finishing touches to make sure Kentucky shines on July 16. 

Three golfers hailing from the Bluegrass State will compete for the 3.5 million dollar purse next month including pro golfer and Lexington native Josh Teater. 

“You know it’s gonna be great. I always love playing and to be at home you know, it means the most to be here, PGA Tour event," said Teater.

On Monday, it was announced that there will be a "Birdies for the Bluegrass" charitable initiative. Anyone can commit to donating a specific amount for every birdie made in the tournament and donations will go to any of 165 approved Kentucky charities. 

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