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Old 05-19-2018, 09:36 AM
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If we could get a work day or weekend together, and a bunch of Sugaree loyals together to clean things up to get her open again, would you accept an offer to do that? There are people from Asheville to Ashe County that love the course, appreciate the work you've done, and I bet they want to help. You shouldn't have to bear that burden alone.
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:21 AM
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If we could get a work day or weekend together, and a bunch of Sugaree loyals together to clean things up to get her open again, would you accept an offer to do that? There are people from Asheville to Ashe County that love the course, appreciate the work you've done, and I bet they want to help. You shouldn't have to bear that burden alone.
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If everyone had your level of respect and appreciation, the course would have not closed in the first place. The encounter I had with one individual last year, was the straw that broke the camel's back. There has to be a level of trust for the guest-host relationship to work. I lost it. When his review yielded 11 positives vs 5 negatives, it was very troubling.

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Old 05-19-2018, 11:39 AM
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Its a lot harder than most players think to build and maintain your own course. No matter how much you may want to, you cannot please everyone. Worry about yourself Mando. I like to hear positive comments about my course, but I also welcome critics even if their remarks sting. At the end of the day it is about how I feel when I look back at the fairway I just mowed and know that it is mine. I look forward to a day when I can make it back to Sugaree and enjoy your amazing course and hospitality.

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Old 05-19-2018, 11:56 AM
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If everyone had your level of respect and appreciation, the course would have not closed in the first place. The encounter I had with one individual last year, was the straw that broke the camel's back. There has to be a level of trust for the guest-host relationship to work. I lost it. When his review yielded 11 positives vs 5 negatives, it was very troubling.

Rich, I've put out a feeler to the owner of the new course in Boone, Heritage Farm, they have an excellent group of volunteers there that built and maintain that course. There is a willingness to come help get Sugaree cleaned up and open again. I'm not you, and I don't own that gorgeous property, and I'm not even sure it's proper etiquette to suggest it, but Rich, if you would consider our offer to come help, many of us want to be a part of something we love so much. I am POSITIVE the Asheville people would want to participate, a number of us from Charlotte will come help, heritage farm folks would be there. This is a big and loving community. Please give it some thought. And again, I appreciate you more than I can ever articulate.

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Old 05-19-2018, 12:08 PM
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I've had some volunteers in the past, and most only want to work for an hour and then go play a round. Some may have moved over to Heritage Farm. I don't want to pull from that pool.

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Old 05-19-2018, 03:22 PM
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Thanks. If this doesn't work, there is always Rave music festivals for phase 4...LOL. I will notify here if we get the baskets back up. If so,gonna probably have to re-vamp to accomodate bike trails...may back it down to 18 holes.
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:23 PM
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I completely understand and respect that, Mando. I hope I’ll be the first one you call when and if Sugaree returns. Special place in my heart for her. My wife has been diagnosed with cancer since we last spoke. Our lives are turned upside down, but I always think of the beautiful places in my life when faced with challenging times. Sugaree is one such place, and it really does help. Thank you. Best wishes for you.

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Old 05-19-2018, 04:52 PM
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So sorry to hear that Mark, I hope she has one of the more treatable forms. If you need a break at some point, come up and we will do a bike ride.

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Old 05-19-2018, 04:54 PM
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So sorry to hear that Mark, I hope she has one of the more treatable forms. If you need a break at some point, come up and we will do a bike ride. Just to be clear, opening the course will only happen if and when bike trails go in, so it's a long way off...if ever.

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Old 05-20-2018, 07:46 AM
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I've had some volunteers in the past, and most only want to work for an hour and then go play a round. Some may have moved over to Heritage Farm. I don't want to pull from that pool.
Even worse are those want to play a round first, and say they'll do course work afterwards.

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