The management firm has disputed a report that it walked out on a 10-year lease to operate the facility. Integrity Golf stated that on March 1, it conveyed all of its interest in the club to another independent company, and had no involvement with or responsibility for the club at the time of its brief closure.
Integrity Golf Company (IGC) is disputing a report in the Bristol, Va., HeraldCourier that claimed the management firm walked out on a 10-year lease of the Country Club of Bristol (Tenn.).
A statement from IGC reads:
“The tenant that signed the lease in question for The Country Club of Bristol was IGC – Bristol Country Club, LLC (BCC), not IGC. While BCC was, at the time the Bristol lease was signed, owned by IGC, what was not mentioned is that on March 1, 2016, over five months ago, IGC had conveyed all of its interest in BCC to another independent company.
“As a result, and from that day forward, IGC no longer had any involvement with, or responsibility whatsoever over BCC and The Country Club of Bristol. We first learned that the tenant had walked away from the lease the next day after it had happened when news media began contacting us.
“In sum, IGC had no involvement in this event at all (or whatever may have led to this event) given that it had completely relinquished its interest in BCC on March 1, 2016.
“We are saddened and disappointed by this turn of events, and have reached out to the owners of the Country Club of Bristol to see how IGC can be of assistance.”
The HeraldCourier’s original report noted that Integrity Golf did not respond to the publication’s requests for comment.