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Old 01-04-2019, 09:27 PM
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I very ...relieved... to announce that I've negotiated an agreement to purchase Highbridge Hills from the real owners of the property.

The recovery is going to be the roughest stage.

During the transition I would strongly suggest not sending any money to anyone for anything HB Hills related

I'm super busy right now up but I'll be back.

Tom "Mountain Man" Wincse
What exactly do you mean????????

Last time I looked into it seriously, about 5 years ago, only about 40% was actually owned by John and/or his partners. Those same partners had numerous lawsuits against John (numerous of many others), and if I remember were a couple from Tennessee or something. 60% of the 300+ acres is actually privately small parcels owned by disc golfers like Tiknor, Bolchen to name a few.

Any which way you slice it, Tom if you really work out a deal and John is out, give me a call. I'm interested in partnering or investing, and I'm back in Marquette MI.
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:28 AM
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What exactly do you mean????????

I know, right!!!

Last time I looked into it seriously, about 5 years ago, only about 40% was actually owned by John and/or his partners. Those same partners had numerous lawsuits against John (numerous of many others), and if I remember were a couple from Tennessee or something. 60% of the 300+ acres is actually privately small parcels owned by disc golfers like Tiknor, Bolchen to name a few.

Any which way you slice it, Tom if you really work out a deal and John is out, give me a call. I'm interested in partnering or investing, and I'm back in Marquette MI.

Hi Tim. Maybe this is what it's gonna take to finally get you down to meet me at The Tailings? I've been dying to show you what we've done to your baby. I also need your input on some alt pin positions we're discussing. :-)

Let's just say things have changed since the last conversation we had about buying HB. I'll call you and we'll set something up.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:55 AM
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I sincerely apologize for the frustrating flow of information you're experiencing.

That's not how I do business. However, when you acquire a business, you aquire what's there. The upside is , it's much easier to improve a cluster****, than it is to improve a well run business.

I can promise you that things are going to get worse before they get better. Recovery stage.

I can also assure sure you that I've recruited an All Star team to help me with this. It took an All Star Team to get to this point! I've also got an ALL Star group of friends that have flooded me with offers to help. I love you guys.

I've also been overwhelmed with all the support and offers of assistance from people I've never met. Yet.

My honest assessment of how this is going would be that things are going better than my initial expectations, going in.

Thanks in advance for your patience.

Tom

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Old 01-05-2019, 08:18 AM
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Can you offer a timeline? Not on restoration, but on making it a done deal so you can get started on restoration. Normally anything involving real estate takes months to close, even if simple, and this sounds like it's far from simple.

You've got some people fired up and some of us intrigued. Your business is, of course, your own business. Spare the details, but you might want to offer advice on how much patience HBH fans should have.

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Old 01-05-2019, 08:43 AM
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Also, one of the first questions I had was: what happens with InfraSound now?

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Old 01-05-2019, 11:30 AM
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Also, one of the first questions I had was: what happens with InfraSound now?
Hopefully it's not allowed to be there and trash the Property again.

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Great news, Mountain Man! Thanks for your efforts to keep this place going.

I was kicking myself for not making the time to get up that way and play the Highbridge courses. Looks like I'll get another chance.
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:00 PM
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Also, one of the first questions I had was: what happens with InfraSound now?

As much as we may hate it, it is a good source of revenue.

If you can do it right, away from the disc golf portion, they could coexist.

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Old 01-05-2019, 02:06 PM
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Hopefully it's not allowed to be there and trash the Property again.
I feel like the mess was due to poor management and planning combined with a rare weather event.

Infrasound provides a secondary source of revenue that may be needed to keep the place running. Didn't John sign a multi-year contract with Infrasound? Not sure if that would carry over to the new property owner. Probably depends on how the contract was written.
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:08 PM
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Also, one of the first questions I had was: what happens with InfraSound now?
Infrasound gets in line to sue John. The county kind of put the kibosh on the whole thing anyway when they disallowed camping.

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