The First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin Helps National Guard Pilot Bring Golf Overseas

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Burlington native and National Guard Pilot, Cody Biedrzycki found a new passion for the game of golf while last serving overseas. “While on deployment as a helicopter pilot in a remote location, an oasis of sorts appeared – ‘A little 9-hole golf course.'” reports Fox 6 Milwaukee.

Yet, without clubs, Cody reached out to Erin Hills to see if they would help. With quick response they were happy to help provide clothing and accessories, in turn reaching out to The First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin to provide the needed clubs.

From the numerous donations provided by our donors, we were happy to help, and promptly shipped clubs to Cody and his fellow troops.

As our Executive Director, David Cohn, said “What a great way to connect the dots and show respect for the troops that are serving our country overseas other than sending some golf clubs over there where they can enjoy the game from where they are.”

After returning home Cody “added another uniform to his fatigues.” You can now find him as a caddie at Erin Hills, the home of 2017 U.S Open.

Check out the story and video at Fox 6 here!