The deputy mayor of Winnipeg says the city’s largest union is trying to take control of city hall after a plan to lease four golf courses to Ontario-based GolfNorth was rejected on Wednesday. For more on that, see this story by Bartley Kives in the Winnipeg Free Press … GNN has been running stories about security recently and this incident, reported by Barry Kerton of the Mayerthorpe Freelancer in Alberta, adds to recent examples of vandalism, break-ins and joyriding that has gone on at Canadian golf courses recently … Jason Sobel of the Golf Channel writes this story about a donation that the USGA requested, but may not have appreciated after the recent ban on anchored putting … With all the recent headlines surrounding racist remarks, confusion about rules, spats among players, etc., you have to wonder how golf is perceived, but the majority of respondents to the most recent GNN Poll say they won’t have an effect on business at the grassroots level. At this writing, 70 per cent of respondents voted no to the idea that these headlines have the potential to affect business, while 30 per cent said yes, they could potentially affect business negatively. You can still cast your vote on the GNN home page.
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