Hartman 9 Kickoff Tournament Saturday at ALCC

The 1st fairway of Shenandoah’s American Legion Golf Course. Golfers can now choose to play the Hartman 9, an executive course layout, on the front nine.

Bryan Clark/Valley News

There is a new way to play the front nine at the Shenandoah American Legion Golf Course 

The Hartman 9 is now open for play at the regular nine-hole rate and is laid out as an executive course.

“It will have new tee markers and shorter distances,” Men’s Golf Committee member Bob Larson, who also writes the weekly “From Tee to Green” column seen in The Valley News each Wednesday. “It’s still a par 35, but will appeal to juniors, seniors and anyone wanting to hit shorter distances.”

The ALCC will host a Hartman 9 Kickoff Event and Tournament, Saturday, Oct. 12 with tee times from 9 to 11 a.m. There will be flag prizes and flight prizes with food and watching football to follow. The entry fee for the tournament is $10.

Blue tee markers have been placed on the first nine holes for those wanting to play the Hartman 9.

The blue markers are set up a few dozen yards shorter than the men’s or women’s tees on each hole.

Larson said the layout is in memory of Floyd and Neva Hartman.

“Floyd and Neva were longtime Shenandoah residents and ALCC members,” said Larson, “who bequeathed the club a generous gift from their estate.”

Larson said the men’s committee and legion board were looking for ideas to attract more golfers to the ALCC and would appreciate feedback and suggestions from anyone playing the Hartman 9.

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