We received a very passionate response to this audio interview with Ken Cousineau, executive director of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association. It’s below the main story in the Comments section.
The only reason I point it out is the conceivable backlash that could take place from golfers if brown did become the new green in as described in this blog.
I took out some external links in the letter, but ran the response verbatim, but I will mention something to William Gathercole and Norah G, the names on the letter.
First, Mr. Cousineau has every right to offer his opinion, especially when I ask it, just as we offer you the right to express yourself. Secondly, we’re not promoting brown over green, but it may become necessary due to cost and water supply in the future.
Early returns on this week’s GNN Poll indicate that few golf courses get out into the communities in which they operate to promote the benefits of golf. The majority, or 48 per cent, say the golf operation that employs them gets out “occasionally” with another 27 per cent saying “never.” Only 24 per cent say the operations where they work get out “regularly.” There’s still plenty of time to cast your vote on the GNN home page … Cleveland/Srixon president Todd Harman resigned Tuesday. Chief financial officer Bill Bird will serve as interim president … The National Golf Course Owners Association will hold its Atlantic Canada Golf Expo Saturday and Sunday at the Hotel Casino New Brunswick in Moncton … Jack Nicklaus accepted the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington on Tuesday for his many contributions to golf and his service to the community and the nation. He is just the seventh athlete to receive the award, including Arnold Palmer and Byron Nelson. You can watch part of the Golden Bear’s speech and his acceptance of the medal on the Reuters video below.