By Fred Woods

The Barbasol Golf Tournament, first held at Opelika’s Grand National Course last year, will be held next week, July 14-17. Many of the leading younger names of professional golf will be competing for shares in the $3.5 million purse.
Last year the Barbasol Tournament brought 50,000 visitors to the area and contributed an estimated $25 million to the local economy. Who says golf is not important?
To stage a tournament like this requires a lot of volunteers, and some more of them are still needed. Actually it is a pretty good deal for volunteers. You get a Dri-fit polo shirt, a Dri-fit cap, meals for the day(s) you work and a transferable voucher  for a round of golf at Grand National.Interested parties should contact Selina Maddox, volunteer coordinator, at or by phone at (205) 907-1691 or register online at