BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A golf company is sending a care package to a group of soldiers in Afghanistan that is expected to be a hit.
Staff Sergeant Justin Poirier of the 133rd Engineer Battalion, based out of Gardiner, contacted Harris Golf in Bath asking how the troops could buy inexpensive golf balls. The soldiers had set up a makeshift golf course where they are stationed at Bagram Air Base. But because of the obvious dangers in the surrounding area, they could not retrieve the golf balls when they hit them too far.
Instead of just sending golf balls, Harris Golf is sending an entire golf course kit, complete with four new sets of clubs, hitting mats, target flags, and of course more than seven hundred golf balls. Staff Sergeant Poirier told NEWS CENTER by phone about the gratitude he feels toward the company.