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chinesebandit56
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Brusly
Member since Apr 2017
24 posts

re: The Island closing for good
When I was at The Island our operating expenses were closer the 1.3 million, maintenance budget was in the 650 K range.


BallChamp00
Member since May 2015
4291 posts

re: The Island closing for good
That should be the goals.


TIGRLEE
LSU Fan
Northeast Louisiana
Member since Nov 2009
30165 posts

re: The Island closing for good
Golf industry is tough.

I worked in it for short period few years ago.
I’ve been on board of our country club, managed labor during superintendent vacancy times.
Chemicals, equipment are two biggest expenses.
Labor is also tough at times.

What I’ve seen past several years is lack of interest in players.
Tournaments that used to fill don’t anymore.
Older guys quit or die. Not as many younger guys playing golf.
Sucks. I love it. We used to have weekly games that would involve 10-20 guys.
Hard to find a game worth playing in now.


lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
8544 posts

re: The Island closing for good
I think overall interest has been strong the two or three years. Not where it was but seems to be improving and not getting worse.

My experience: I think the main reason games are getting smaller is because new people don’t feel like playing the game within the game. You have to play the actual golf game then you have to play the handicap sandbag game. The guys running games and their regulars have to set it up for them to win. New guys coming in just don’t want to deal with all that.

Tournaments have a similar problem. I have played in tournaments where you will have 8 guys net 60s. That kind of stuff is a huge turnoff to new golfers. Especially when you tell them everyone has a chance in net division when it just isn’t true.
This post was edited on 4/10 at 10:19 am


BallChamp00
Member since May 2015
4291 posts

re: The Island closing for good
The problem is most groups are only able to play Friday afternoons or weekends. People don’t just want to go to the course by themselves. Creating 6 and 9 hole leagues where people can play after work May be a good start. I’ve been developing something like that but that’s on hold.


lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
8544 posts

re: The Island closing for good
Good idea


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TIGRLEE
LSU Fan
Northeast Louisiana
Member since Nov 2009
30165 posts

re: The Island closing for good
It’s really hard to set it up for “them” to win a skins game or Nassau.


lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
8544 posts

re: The Island closing for good
People don’t have to win to have fun.


TIGRLEE
LSU Fan
Northeast Louisiana
Member since Nov 2009
30165 posts

re: The Island closing for good
True.
But I enjoy playing for money. Always have.


The days I wander around the course alone practicing are my “fun days”


Janky
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Team Primo
Member since Jun 2011
32734 posts
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re: The Island closing for good
9 hole scrambles one afternoon a week. 4-5 players per team drawn by handicaps. I loved playing in these growing up.


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BallChamp00
Member since May 2015
4291 posts

re: The Island closing for good
Word is some big news coming in the next couple weeks.


CalcuttaTigah
Member since Jul 2009
571 posts

re: The Island closing for good
Good big news I hope.


BallChamp00
Member since May 2015
4291 posts

re: The Island closing for good
Very good.


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MikeD
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
3753 posts

re: The Island closing for good
quote:

Word is some big news coming in the next couple weeks.


Like a phoenix rises from the ashes hopefully


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Gorilla Ball
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Gonzales, LA.
Member since Feb 2006
7157 posts
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re: The Island closing for good
Per website they were still going to cut the grass and they were actively looking for a buyer


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Gorilla Ball
LSU Fan
Gonzales, LA.
Member since Feb 2006
7157 posts
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re: The Island closing for good
This would be awesome


TaderSalad
LSU Fan
mudbug territory
Member since Jul 2014
17082 posts

re: The Island closing for good
Last I heard, there were 4 potential buyers for the course. About a month ago


Gorilla Ball
LSU Fan
Gonzales, LA.
Member since Feb 2006
7157 posts
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re: The Island closing for good
Great news. I’ve always enjoyed the course. Years ago a had a membership and I think Glenn was the GM - what a top notch guy.


CoachChappy
LSU Fan
Member since May 2013
25769 posts

re: The Island closing for good
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It’s really hard to set it up for “them” to win a skins game or Nassau.

Let’s go play Nassau. I’ll tell you my handicap after you tell me yours.


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BallChamp00
Member since May 2015
4291 posts

re: The Island closing for good
An announcement should be coming in the next two weeks. I know who will be managing but not sure who purchased it or if they are the same. That’s what I’m finding out.


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