Changes forthcoming to public golf courses

CREATED Nov 3, 2012

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MADISON, Wis. - Change is on the way for public golf courses in Wisconsin.

Starting in January, the city of Madison will let its contracts with four PGA-accredited golf pros, who have been running the courses as independent contractors, expire.

It's estimated that the pro's taken in 90 percent of the $1 million that golfers spend at the clubhouses.

But the pro's say that they must pay their own expenses, and after those are taken care of, they net only about $30-thousand.

Something similar has already been done in Fond du Lac, and Wisconsin Public Radio reports that has sent about $30-thousand a year to the county.