The Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic tee's off in less than a week with big expectations in Oneida.
The course is set to host between 50,000 and 70,000 spectators throughout the four-day event. Attractions for visitors include tailgating, music on the practice tee's and beer specials on the course.
"On 17, you have a party deck where every time a player makes a birdie you get two-dollar beers and brats," Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic CCO Josh Doxtator said.
Birdies could be hard to come by if rain softens the course the way it did on Friday afternoon. French LPGA pro Justine Dreher was spotted practicing for the event and said that heavy rain can change the course considerably.
"It's just going to make the course softer," Dreher said. "Greens will be soft and roughs will be a little bit heavy. It will be a little bit thick as well."
The Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic begins with practice rounds July 3-5 and competition July 6-9.