In a summer membership meeting, projects that will rebuild a creek bank and install a new bridge were approved, while fundraising for a $650,000 renovation of the clubhouse will continue. Nearly 50 businesses and individuals have pledged a total of $202,250 to offset clubhouse project costs.
A summer membership meeting at Madison (S.D.) Golf Club saw the approval of two major projects, The Madison Daily Leader reported.
The first project will rebuild the creek bank in front of the No. 4 green and install a new bridge to access the No. 13 green after damage done by flooding that occurred May 5 and 6, the Daily Leader reported.
“Our grounds crew, led by Bill Stromberg, did a superb job this summer in terms of recovering from the flood and keeping our course in great shape for play in the face of a drought,” said Mark Lee, Club President. “They deserve our sincere thanks.”
The projects were approved unanimously and are estimated to cost $60,000, with work scheduled to be completed this fall. The meeting also included a presentation on plans to renovate and remodel the existing clubhouse. Virtually every building system was nearing the end of or past its useful life, the presentation stated, and furnishings and fixtures need to be updated, the Daily Leader reported.
Lee said that project, which would cost around $650,000, would require either spending money to fix things or a large investment to significantly improve the functioning of the clubhouse and remedy the building system issues. As of the meeting, approximately $202,250 has been pledged by nearly 50 businesses and individuals to offset the project cost. The fundraising will continue with a goal of between $250,000 and $300,000, the Daily Leader reported.
“Tournaments of all types are attracted to Madison for the quality and challenging 18-hole course we have, and we’ll soon have a new clubhouse to support these events, which will lead to even more possibilities. All this is good for Madison,” Lee said.