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Golf Course Town Hall SRO

It was Standing Room Only at Charlie Wheelan ‘88’s Golf Course Committee’s Town Hall last night in Moore B03:

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Suggestions from the crowd on how to revive the money-losing course ranged from a curling rink to mini-putt to a new clubhouse, one that might even have classrooms for OSHER and space for the Alumni Relations office.

Wheelan and Peter Williamson ‘12 talked about various potential re-configurations to a course that is generally considered unfriendly — the result of a botched renovation in 2002. Possible re-drawings included two nine-hole links starting from a central clubhouse on the Lyme Road to three six-hole courses to accommodate the busy schedules of present-day golfers.

Options will be presented to the Trustees in June.

Addendum: An alumnus writes in:

I think the three 6 hole plan is brilliant, if they could somehow configure that they all end in same place. Moving the clubhouse would help, but then the course wouldn’t be in walking distance to campus which is awesome. This coming from a guy who spent way too much time on the course and not enough time in the library…

Addendum: The Valley News’ Josh Weinreb has a report on the meeting here.

Addendum: Another alumnus write in:

Give Phil Hanlon credit. It appears that he really knows how to ignite the passion in his constituencies—by threatening to destroy everything they cherish about Dartmouth.

By any chance is that Phil with the bald head and green jacket in the front of the photo, or did he stay away? That could very well be Gail in the green sweater knitting next to him.

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