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May 21, 2012
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Letter to the Editor: IVGID, its golf courses need fixing

Here we go again. According to IVGID staff, the rates at the golf course should be set by the cost of the product instead of responding to the market. Staff insisted that price was not a factor in how many of the residents of IV played the courses. How wrong they are. It is less expensive to travel to Reno (with $4 gasoline) than to play a course that I and my fellow residents own. How many people do we need to clean my clubs when I finish the round and then stand by waiting on a tip? Or the “starter?” And so on. Forget the “resort” golf course and make it what it should be — a “community” golf course.

Tee times, unlike a can of beans at Raley’s, have no shelf life. The moment it arrives, the tee time is filled or becomes lost potential revenue. How many times were unfilled last year? Consider the revenue that might have been earned if residents could play on short notice, perhaps as a single or double, at half price if it is scheduled within four hours of the tee time.

I am tired of paying for things I do not need nor want (and can seldom use) so a few folks from out of town can have a “resort” golf experience.

This town is big on complaining about the excesses of the federal government — rightly so. Now it is time to apply the same measure to IVGID — and particularly the golf courses.

Robert Edwards

Incline Village

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 21, 2012 12:20PM Published May 21, 2012 12:19PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.