The municipal course in Arnold, Mo. will now be called Arnold Golf Club. The city bought the course in 2006 but it has since struggled financially. But a new GM/Superintendent, Matt O’Dell, thinks the name change, along with clubhouse improvements and an enhanced online presence, will help reengage the club with local residents.
The municipal golf course in Arnold, Mo., has a new name, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Instead of Pomme Creek Golf Course, the property will now be known as Arnold Golf Club.
The Arnold City Council voted unanimously on March 15th to approve the name change, the Post-Dispatch reported.
Matt O’Dell, the property’s General Manager/Superintendent, presented the City Council with ideas to better promote the golf course at a recent work session, the Post-Dispatch reported. In addition to the remodeling and updating of the clubhouse that is already underway, O’Dell recommended changing the name, launching a new online presence using the city’s website and social-media outlets, and re-engaging the city’s residents.
The city of Arnold purchased the golf course in 2006, but it has since struggled financially, the Post-Dispatch reported.
O’Dell, who was featured by C&RB in 2016, when he was General Manager & Golf Course Superintendent of Aberdeen Golf Club in Eureka, Mo. (http://clubandresortbusiness.com/2016/04/a-flood-of-emotions/), before then moving to Pomme Creek GC in July 2017, said that he hopes to establish relationships with local businesses and create enthusiasm that will carry over to the entire parks department.
Dickie Brown, the city of Arnold’s Parks Director, said the name change for the course would better reflect the community, the Post-Dispatch reported.
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