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Local Golf Course Hosts Scout Fundraiser, Pushes Through Pandemic

On Saturday May 30, a crowd converged at Nashville National Golf Links for the 7th annual Pleasant View Boy Scouts Troop 76 fundraiser.

10 teams took the course at 8 AM to compete for prizes and bragging rights. Several local business sponsored holes in support of the local troop.

This year’s winner was Team Drummond: Paul Drummond, Jesse Bermudez, Ryan Drummond, and Lee Vanausdall. Additionally, 11-year-old Hayden Lynch showed the men how to hit the par 3 shots, winning two of the five contests for closest-to-the-pin.

The tournament had been previously set for April, but was rescheduled due to the pandemic.

Jonathan Williams, owner of Nashville National, stated that several scheduled outings were postponed or rescheduled because of COVID-19— some even pushed back as far as next year. He is grateful, however, that Governor Lee’s executive order allowed golf courses to remain open. And because of this, golfers from several different counties found the Cheatham County course during pandemic-related closures. According to Williams, the newcomers discovered Nashville National to be a good course with a fair pricing. And unlike most high-end courses, there is no specific dress code; everyone is welcome to enjoy the facility.

Nashville National Golf Links is located in Joelton, and is the only active golf course in Cheatham County. Jonathan and Gloria Williams purchased the course in 2016 with dreams of converting it to a family oriented, user-friendly course. They began with upgrades to the clubhouse and building facilities, along with manicuring the fairways and greens.

Last year, Williams replaced all of the old golf carts with new gas-driven carts which include GPS and bluetooth systems. Earlier this year, he added four Finncyles to his fleet. Finncyles, which are basically small motor scooters designed for a single person, speed up the game and allow for social distancing.

In the future, Williams hopes to add new heating and air conditioning to the existing pavilion for year-round use, and add a larger snack bar. Currently, there is a snack bar in the middle of the course to better serve golfers with food and drinks while they are far away from the main clubhouse.

Nashville National is open every day of the year, weather permitting, except for Christmas day.

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