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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:
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.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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