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Preparations for Barbasol Championship

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Posted at 7:34 PM, Jul 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-14 19:34:00-04

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) — Preparations for the Barbasol Championship are underway at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville.

Every year ahead of the tournament, it takes a village to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Organizers expect 25,000 to 30,000 fans will be at Keene Trace throughout the week.

Employees and volunteers were busy Sunday afternoon putting on the finishing touches. Dan Koett, director of media and public relations, says $85,000 worth of food has been ordered, and it is all locally sourced. Hundreds of staff have put in tens of thousands of man hours to prepare for this week.

"The behind the scenes work, the number of man hours from staff to volunteers is just a tremendous undertaking. You've had a chance to see today just the small village that has gone up, which is our expo, the Drake's and Maker's Mark, which is our Kentucky experience, said Koett."

LEX 18's coverage of the 2019 Barbasol Championship starts Monday.