Originally Posted by tomw
Simmeltron, Do Not forget that ""I believe that private course owners in some cases may be threatened by the development of ‘wonderful’ potential courses that are free to the public. Hey, if I had my ‘own’ course and there was a lot of developing competition I might not like that too much. This is simply called ‘conflict of interest’. I believe that this is in part the explanation for why efforts to improve our local public courses are often frustrated."via Skypilot
, Thou i believe this IS completely true,This has not ever been denied by Gordy. It is easy to see who does not like Jeff and Jeremy in the SDGA . And i think the MEMBERS who CARE about the direction of the SDGA need to voice themselfs NOW, TW
tomw, you are certainly entitled to our own beliefs and opinions. It is your right and I have no right trying to change your mind unless you asked me for some constructive conversation on the matter.
That said, I have a completely different opinion on the matter in regards to private course owners being threatened by Sekani and it is fully within my right to express that. No way whatsoever do I see that being the case. Threatened of WHAT???? Of the private courses in the Spokane area (T-N-T, Stimpi, Four Mound, am I missing any?), only one charges a fee at all to play. A measly $5 per car fee. I would gladly give more then that for all the work and money that Gordy puts into his courses. Besides, right now Gordy is putting ALL his collected monies into the Sekani fund. Threatened? I don't think so.
T-N-T and Stimpi Ridge also have nothing to be threatened by. They are clearly different and unique to anything that Sekani is going to become. I just don't see what logic there is for these private course owners (who built their courses simply for the love of the game, not to get rich, LOL) to be threatened at all by Sekani. Call me naive, but I see the great private courses in the area being a perfect complement to the great public courses we have. And I tell all my friends and family the very same thing and how lucky we are to have all these excellent choices to play in this area. I still believe that and will continue to.
I can't wait for Sekani to go in. And I will also fight to the end so that is goes in properly, with the best design possible, through all the proper channels and with all the proper parties involved. Yes, it may be a bit more complicated then just having one or two people go gung-ho designing and building on it and then having the club pay for it, but I would gladly wait a bit longer so that it goes in correctly.
This is a PUBLIC course, for the people who love the sport. Therefore, the people who love the sport should all get a say in the matter instead of having their choices, rights, and opinions made up for them.