EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSGolf Fans Enjoy Spending July 4th At The Greenbrier
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Reported by: Kennie Bass
Videographer: John Tincher
Web Producer: Kennie Bass
Reported: Jul. 4, 2013 6:42 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 4, 2013 9:47 PM EDT
White Sulphur Springs , West Virginia
Just about everywhere you look, you can see red, white and blue as the first round of the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament falls on the Fourth of July.
Fans taking in the action said being at the Greenbrier makes the holiday even more special.
"It's a great place to be," Danny Clark, of Covington, Va., said. "I've visited several times, and with the history of this place, you know it was a Civil War hospital. There are a lot of things going on here and to be here for this it's just wonderful."
A father and son from Parkersburg decided to make July 4 their first-ever visit to the Greenbrier.
"It's a one in a lifetime," Tommy Morrison, of Parkersburg, said. "It's the first time I've ever been here. It's absolutely beautiful. Three-hour drive, you know, you just can't beat it. "
"Dad and I used to go to The Memorial up in Columbus all of the time," Chad Morrison, of Parkersburg, said. "So we got an opportunity to come here so we took advantage of it on the fourth. Yesterday was my daughter's one-year birthday. Wish I could celebrate it with her here, bring her with us, but today it's just him and I. Looking forward to being here on July 4 and celebrating the day and having a great day."
From soaking in the atmosphere to exploring its historic grounds, fans said the Greenbrier offers a unique Independence Day experience.
"I think it's awesome," William Defibaugh, of Lewisburg, said. "I think it's a beautiful place. I don't think there's a more prettier place in the state of West Virginia or the United States really. This resort, I used to work here, it's an awesome place."
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