450 people investing $6,000 needed to reopen historic golf course
POSTED: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 5:15pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 9:16am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A plan is being set in motion to save at The Oaks at Sherwood Golf Course. It will require 450 people to invest $6,000.
After four years under current management, the course was forced to close shop abruptly last week. Those who frequent the course are not ready to give up the community park.
"It's like the 'Cheers' of golf courses. It’s a place where everyone knows your name. It’s just a great place to be," said Brennan Haggard.
The owners explained the cost of operation is too high to keep going.
“Unfortunately there are a lot more golf courses locally that people can play, their choices are greater and there are not as many people playing golf. The combo of those 2 thing really led to our downfall," said Board member and part owner, Layne McDaniel.
But now, members of the community hope enough people want to save the historic golf course by pitching in the cash to keep it going.
If you want to be part of the group of investors, contact Blaine Patin at (225) 955-1603, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call Donnie Chatelain at (225) 413-4314.
There will be a meeting on Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the future of the course. The meeting will be held The Oaks at Sherwood Golf Course.