LAKEWOOD — Three local veterans are about to enjoy the golf vacation of a lifetime – ten days in Scotland, including play on the fabled Old Course at St. Andrews, a Mecca for golf aficionados. Sgt. Steve Reynolds, Sgt. Al Domme and Maj. Tony Wingfield will represent the American Lake Veterans Golf Course (ALVGC) in Lakewood, and be joined by a group of disabled British soldiers.
Reynolds is a Vietnam War veteran and leader of a volunteer grounds crew at ALVGC; Sgt. Domme and Maj. Wingfield are cadre at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
“What a huge honor and opportunity for these guys who have given so much for our country,” said Roger Gatts, a retired Army veteran and assistant manager at ALVGC.
The July trip is being financed and organized by a group from Scotland, and being led by Graham Proctor, an inn keeper at St. Andrews. The goal is to have a similar trip organized for the British soldiers to play at ALVGC in 2014 and for reciprocal trips to continue into the future.