Vic Dawn and Scott Schoulties, who co-own a grocery store chain, have purchased the California, Ky., property, which is undergoing renovations. The property will host the “Naming Rights Invitational” tournament on April 16 to help choose a new name for the golf course.
Local grocery store chain owner Vic Dawn and his Marketplace business partner Scott Schoulties have purchased the 120-acre Flagg Springs Golf Course in California, Ky., where Dawn is a member, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
Schoulties, 47, and Dawn, 54, purchased the privately owned course in March from businessman Jack Morris for an undisclosed price. The course, which is closed for improvements, will reopen to the public April 23. Flagg Springs members are able to play for free at either the Northern Kentucky Golf Club in Butler, Ky., or A.J. Jolly Golf Course in Alexandria, Ky., the Enquirer reported.
Dawn is an avid golfer and saw the course needed renovations and new marketing. “It was for sale and we thought we could add some things with our retail experience,” he said.
About $20,000 has already been spent to make the greens smoother. Several holes were 300 yards for par. For women golfers, new tees were created with shorter distances to meet par, the Enquirer reported.
“We added 14 new tee boxes to make it challenging, but fair,” Dawn said.
Flagg Springs Golf Course may not be the name for much longer. A “Naming Rights Invitational” tournament will be held April 16 to choose a new name, and the public was welcome to post name suggestions by April 13 on the property’s Facebook page. Dawn and Schoulties will pick four finalists to compete in the tournament themselves or have another player represent them, the Enquirer reported.
“Not only will the four finalists be the first golfers to play on our new and improved course, but the winner will get to choose the new name of the course,” Dawn said.
Golfers returning to play at the course will find an improved course and new meal specials at the course’s clubhouse restaurant. “We’re going to take care of the golfers,” Dawn said.