St. Croix National tries to Tee it Up for the TroopsIt was a valiant effort, but unfortunately it didn’t generate enough support.
By: Tom Lindfors, New Richmond News
It was a valiant effort, but unfortunately it didn’t generate enough support.
St. Croix National Golf and Event Center in Somerset tried to participate in the state-wide Tee It Up For the Troops event on Sept. 11 -- an event that started about four years ago as a way to honor those who have served in the United States military. It began with one soldiers request, and has since grown to encompass courses in several states. Portions of the proceeds would go toward programs and services for the members of the armed forces and their families -- in exchange for a day of golf.
However, attendance was sparse at the St. Croix National course. As a result, the ceremony was cancelled.
“We’re still open and we’ll still donate a portion of green fees to the cause,” said Mark Jensen, Clubhouse Services for St. Croix National.
Blackhawk and T6-Texans still did their fly overs in a helicopter at the planned ceremonial time of 11 a.m. Private Brett Peterson and Sgt. Gordon Ross, both of the 34th Military Police Company out of Stillwater, attended as well.