Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch on Thursday announced the Niagara County Golf Course will now offer a discount to veterans who have signed up for the county’s “Thank a Vet” program.
Gooch’s resolution asking the Niagara County Parks Department to join the “Thank a Vet” program and set up a discounted rate passed the Legislature unanimously last month. Since then, Gooch has been working with the Parks Department to develop the rates.
He said the “Thank a Vet” discount will now be $2 off of nine holes, $4 off of 18 holes and 50% off any size bucket of balls at the driving range. That means a weekday 18-hole round of golf would only cost $15 for members of the “Thank a Vet” program.
“The ‘Thank A Vet’ program is just a small way to acknowledge those who served our country,” Gooch said. “So when I realized the county golf course did not have a discount, I worked with County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski and Deputy Commissioner for Parks Jeff Gaston to put this together.”
He said any Niagara County resident who was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces is eligible to receive a “Thank a Vet” card. For more information on how to receive a card, call the Niagara County Clerk’s Office at 716-439-7022.