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CoachChappy
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BREC: Dumas will be closing or is it?
Taken form the OT. The article is mainly about the zoo.

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As for golf, all three Greenwood Park proposals involve shutting down the 18-hole course at Dumas Memorial and leaving the 9-hole course at J.S. Clark open for play within the new plans.

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Wilson said BREC has to subsidize both golf courses to the tune of $600,000 a year due to poor use. BREC closed the golf course at Howell Park in 2015 for the same the reason. Dumas, a 200-acre course, only has 12,000 rounds of play last year, he said.

A course typically sees about 30,000 rounds of play a year. Dumas is also the most expensive to maintain, according to Wilson. "We don't have a problem subsidizing stuff that has a community benefit," Wilson said. "Golf is a private benefit so (public dollars) really shouldn't be paying anything that's not a benefit to the entire community."

The Dumas golf course was named after former-mayor president Woody Dumas, also a former Baker councilman, who's credited for spearheading the effort to build the course. If and when the course closes, Wilson said BREC plans to name something else within the park in honor of Dumas. As for the other course, the three preliminary plans for Greenwood Park include options for a 9-hole golf course with various amenities, depending on themed model. Those various amenities include driving ranges, a 18-hole mini golf course and/or 9-hole disc golf. "While this part of the plan, until we get money to do the things that could potentially replace Dumas, it’s just a plan," Wilson said. "I don't want people to think we're closing (Dumas) tomorrow. We'll continue to play golf there until we have the money to move forward."
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icegator337
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"We don't have a problem subsidizing stuff that has a community benefit," Wilson said. "Golf is a private benefit so (public dollars) really shouldn't be paying anything that's not a benefit to the entire community."

It seems like closing dumas is a good idea but this is a dumb take. I struggle to think of anything funded with public dollars that is a benefit to the entire community.


CoachChappy
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I struggle to think of anything funded with public dollars that is a benefit to the entire community.


Roads and drainage are about it. Check out how many Community Centers the public funds. Who are generally using these facilities? It;s not the entire public.


ell_13
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re: BREC: Dumas will be closing or is it?
If that is the position why does BREC own any golf courses?


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lsu13lsu
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re: BREC: Dumas will be closing or is it?
This will be good for BREC and Greater Baton Rouge golf.


lsu13lsu
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re: BREC: Dumas will be closing or is it?
JR Ball: A Golf Clap For BREC


I was able to read the article by pasting into an Incognito window on Chrome. A good read on the closing of Dumas. I also really love the quote "supposedly "historic" 9-hole City Park course"


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BLIZZAKE7
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re: BREC: Dumas will be closing or is it?
"supposedly" historic?

It's on the national register of historic places


lsu13lsu
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re: BREC: Dumas will be closing or is it?
If City Park is historic then everything on this planet is historic and not to be touched. There is no history there except our grandpas played it and our dads and then us.

The Wikipedia page is like one sentence.


tigerinthebueche
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re: BREC: Dumas will be closing or is it?
JR Ball has one of the most punchable faces I've seen since watching 9 New this morning.



lsu13lsu
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re: BREC: Dumas will be closing or is it?
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JR Ball has one of the most punchable faces I've seen since watching 9 New this morning.


His picture seems like a vanilla arse dude you would see anywhere. If he has a punchable face then you better not go to any CPA offices, Knights of Columbus meetings or Catholic High events.

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tigerinthebueche
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re: BREC: Dumas will be closing or is it?
Hey JR.


lsu13lsu
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re: BREC: Dumas will be closing or is it?
classic


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