The report that Madison's Monona Golf Course could be sold is distressing to me.

As an older person who lives on the East Side, I find that course to be very suitable for my game because of its length, interesting terrain, convenient location and affordability. On the other hand, after playing Yahara Hills Golf Course once several years ago, I quickly decided that it is too long, rather uninteresting, and too far away.

The Madison Parks Division should give priority to the preferences and needs of “ordinary” golfers, including senior citizens, young people and women. Could it be that Yahara Hills has been the "biggest contributor to losses,” because it caters to a more limited clientele, one that will never grow substantially?

Investing in Yahara Hills, with it's limited appeal, at the expense of Monona Golf Course would be self-defeating.

Roger Brooks, Madison

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