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New Jack Nicklaus golf course in Buffalo to commission Valentino Dixon drawings

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The City of Buffalo is buzzing this week as the beloved Bills prepare to host the Indianapolis Colts in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs.

For Queen City football fans who also enjoy golf, here’s some more news to get excited about: a new Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course is coming to town. According to a report on the website for Buffalo’s NBC affiliate, WGRZ.com, course designers are studying the land to plan the next steps, with construction scheduled to begin in May.

But the story gets better. Buffalo-based artist Valentino Dixon, who was exonerated after 27 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, has been commissioned for before and after drawings of the course.

“What I would like to say is that this brings hope, especially to somebody like me that’s in the City of Buffalo, you know,” Dixon said. “I come from a place of economic abandonment and hopelessness. And this right here is something that we really need. And I dreamed about this when I was in a prison cell. And now when you reached out and said I was going to be a part of this, it’s like… it’s unbelievable.”

original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/01/06/jack-nicklaus-golf-course-buffalo-valentino-dixon/

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