BCG to exit muni course in N.C.

Billy Casper Golf is negotiating an early exit from a municipal management contract in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

“Everybody is in favor of severing the relationship,” the town’s mayor told the Asheville Citizen-Times after council members voted unanimously to end the relationship, which was supposed to last until September 2016.

The town put BCG in charge of its 18-hole track in September 2011, hoping that professional management would generate profits. Instead, the course has lost $254,000, and BCG has worn out its welcome.

The newspaper reports that the town is obliged to pay a severance fee of about $100,000, although the amount could conceivably be reduced.

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When are golf course owners going to stop the thought that a Management Company is going to save their course. There are so many great PGA Members that can provide the expertise to make the course successful. DON"T BELEIVE THERE PROMISES!!!!!! Respectfully, PGA LIFE MEMBER

As a PGA professional I would like to respectfully submit that far too often we are the problem and not the solution. There are many qualified PGA professionals indeed who must share the logo with a great many more who have not been adequately trained to deal with the changing dynamics of the golf business. The management company solution is not mutually exclusive to the option of a PGA professional.

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