The well-used facility will welcome golf industry vendors and volunteers on April 18 who will spend the day improving the drainage and aerating the course using loaned equipment.
For some Americans, April 18 means a day of scrambling to meet the IRS tax filing deadline. But for the wounded warriors and volunteers at American Lake Veterans Golf Course (ALVGC) in Lakewood, Wash., it will be a day when this extraordinary course gets a much-needed helping hand from agronomic friends.
The well-used facility, which has been maintained and operated by volunteers since 1995, will welcome golf industry vendors and volunteers who will spend the day improving the drainage and aerating the course using loaned equipment.
The improvements are part of a comprehensive plan to enhance and expand American Lake Veterans Golf Course.
PGA legend Jack Nicklaus and his firm, Nicklaus Design, have donated design services for nine new holes, as well as for design improvements to the original nine holes to make them more accessible to those who use adaptive equipment. Construction of the “new nine” is expected to begin once fund-raising goals are met.
The April 18 work party involves contributions from several supporters, including DryJect®, Floratine Products Group, GCH Planning & Landscape Architecture, Nicklaus Design, PC Drainage, Profile Products, and Toro Sitework Systems.