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Arrowdale supporters step up fight to save golf course

PGA Tour pro golfer David Hearn among those in support of municipal golf course


December 17, 2019
By Brantford Expositor

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A sign posted outside Arrowdale Golf Course urges Brantford city council to keep it operational. Brian Thompson/The Expositor

Supporters of Brantford’s Arrowdale Golf Course have not given up their fight to keep the nine-hole municipal course operating. City council’s operations and administration committee voted 8-3 last week to sell the property to make way for affordable housing, but the decision flew in the face of a unanimous decision by council only three years ago to keep the course going. Council will make its final decision tonight during which it is expected the chambers will be packed with golf course supporters.

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The controversy has caught the attention of PGA Tour professional David Hearn, a native of Brantford, who is urging the city to give more thought to its decision and to consider the long-term consequences of forever losing a major green space within the city. Hearn won his first tournament as a 10-year-old at Arrowdale.

To read more on his take of the Arrowdale debate, click here.