Boot Ranch hosted 154 players, including 10 warriors, for the 9th Annual Nimitz Golf Classic on June 8th to benefit the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and Combat Marine Outdoors. The two-day event raised more than $300,000, according to Gen. Michael Hagee, USMC (Retired), President and CEO of the Nimitz Foundation which operates the Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg.
This is a golf experience you won’t see anywhere else—complete with vintage aircraft flyovers, tanks, jeeps, and reenactors dressed in WWII uniforms protecting the fairways. In addition to donating the course for the event, Boot Ranch also contributed a live auction prize at the previous night’s dinner gala. Thirty-two Boot Ranch members played in the tournament, and several also anted up for the chance to be passengers during the flyover.
The golf highlight of this year’s tournament came on Hole 10 when baseball legend Nolan Ryan’s tee shot landed on the green and rolled to a stop, four feet from the cup. Nolan sank the putt for an Eagle on the Par 4 hole.
To learn more about the foundation and the museum, visit www.pacificwarmuseum.org.