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“Bunkers’ Golf Program Hits a Landmark Number,” Business First

July 22, 2011
Neil A. Goldberg

“Bunkers in Baghdad began as a novel idea as Buffalo attorney Joe Hanna was channel-surfing one night and has evolved into something that is making a difference in the lives of U.S. soldiers.

Several years ago, during a TV program about soldiers overseas, the camera panned across the vast desert in Iraq. Hanna, an avid golfer, was struck by the similarity between the sea of sand there and the bunkers that line area golf courses. A light bulb went off, he said, and he decided to fetch his old clubs collecting dust in the garage and ship them to Iraq so a soldier could have some recreation time and burn off some steam. . . “