PARKER - As the sun crests the horizon it is met with the humming sound of mowers moving in unison.
They pass through the long shadows and up the rugged slopes that shape the Colorado Golf Club. The opening tee shots of the final round of the Solheim Cup will not be hit for more than six hours.
The work to prepare the course for that moment has begun.
"I'll tell you what, we've been looking forward to this for five years now and so most of the things we've been doing is geared toward, what are we going to do for the Solheim Cup, what are we going to do for the Solheim Cup?" said Tony Hartsock, superintendent at the Colorado Golf Club.
Early in the week, when matches were beginning at 7:40 a.m., Hartsock and his staff began their work preparing the course at 4:45 a.m., using headlights and flashlights.
Hartsock, along with a staff of 35 and ten volunteers have been preparing the course with an eye toward perfection. The course has drawn rave reviews from players on both the U.S. and European teams.
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