Service Project at American Lake Veterans Golf Course
Service Project at American Lake Veterans Golf Course


Bill Ackerley: We’re here at American Lake Veterans Course. We’re aerating the greens. We’re aerating the tees. We’re cleaning up the edges, working on the bunkers— just doing anything we can to help get the course ready for spring. Gabe Hughes: Today, we got the Oregon chapter and the Washington chapter together— both of the Golf Course Superintendents Association— to come out and kind of take some of our knowledge and take some of what we know and give it back to a worthwhile cause. And what better than a situation like this, where it’s a volunteer operation, and everything’s run by volunteers? You know, something that we can help out with. And we thought that’d be a great way, and it’s also a great way for superintendents from both states to be able to get together and network and kind of mingle and see what’s going on and working for everyone. Alexis Wenker: The main thing the superintendents are doing this time of year to get their courses ready is aerification, which is basically either poking holes in the greens or they’re pulling a core/not pulling a core to kind of open up the surface, remove thatch, and reduce compaction and get it ready for the season. Sean Reehoorn: My dad was a veteran. My dad served in Vietnam. So giving back on this platform is something that’s near and dear to my heart. But anytime you get a chance to thank people and pay it forward, it’s always fun. We showed up at 6 o’clock this morning, and everybody’s got a smile on their face, and they’re ready to go. It just makes it easier to get to work
and have a good time. Randy Moen: Forty guys from the two associations showed up and knocked out probably about a month and a half of work in six hours. Just incredible. Bruce McKenty: We cannot thank enough for everything that you have done for us and our veterans. We really appreciate it. [music fades out]

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