The township of Patoka, Ind., bought the land the club is on for $208,500 and will lease it back to the club. As part of the deal, the township paid off the club’s $160,000 in debt, and saved it from closing.
Jay Long, Golf Course Superintendent for four courses operated by the Mercer County (N.J.) Park Commission, ruled out resodding after seeing favorable results from turf plugs that he kept incubated in his office. “The winter didn’t hurt. If anything, it helped,” Long said.
Golfers are accustomed to flooding on holes No. 13 through 17, but earlier this month the course resembled Lake Erie.