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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Many people celebrate the Veterans Day holiday by hitting the links one last time before Winter settles in.
Tuesday some area golfers swung their clubs for a good cause.
Ask Lawrence Dupell how his golf game was and he'll tell you it is: "sometimes good, sometimes bad."
It can be a frustrating game. But sometimes it can be a great game, too.
But whether they were regular players or just occasional hackers, golfers had a chance to spend their holiday helping out the Veterans' Hospital in Dublin. The event is the Support Your Vets golf tournament and organizers are looking to top last year's total.
According to Michael Cauley of the Knights of Columbus, "we made over $3000 last year."
Golfers started teed off the morning at River Pointe Golf Club and made their way around the links. Along the way, some of the holes carried prizes for anyone who could make a hole in one.
After a long, and possibly frustrating day out on the course, the participants in this tournament had a chance to come to the clubhouse and have a nice lunch."
During lunch, the golfers had a chance to enjoy some good food, talk about their games and take part in a raffle with door prizes.
For some of them, it was a chance to talk about their time serving our nation.
"(I) put 20 years in the Navy, did three tours in Vietnam. First two tours were with the CeeBees building barracks, hospitals, bridges and roads. And my third tour was with a minesweeper off the coast of Vietnam," said Dupell.
And to give some advice to the younger generations of Southwest Georgia.
"I just think that more people should look at going into the military because it's not a bad life," he said.
So today, we salute Lawrence and all of those who served our nation with pride. Their sacrifice will not be forgotten. In Albany, Jay Polk, WALB News 10.