Gone from this current draft is at least $9.5 million of debt that would have been incurred by constructing a new clubhouse few were clamoring for. (A parking lot renovation of about $4 million is still in play.)
Gone is a proposal for a significant hike in junior fees, which would have hampered city high school golf programs.
A large, energetic man of marked intelligence and imagination, Macdonald had great ambition and an ego the size of the fourteenth hole on the Old Course at St. Andrews…Although he did not attain this grandiose ambition and come to be regarded as the father of American golf, no one of his generation had a comparable influence on the development of the game in this country. HERBERT WARREN WIND on C.B. MACDONALD