Was Club Pro Guy behind the “misapplied lawn chemicals” situation at a Kansas City (MO) golf course where play has been suspended until the greens can be repaired after someone applied a pre-emergent herbicide last fall, killing the grass? Was this some sort of plan by CPG to get golfers from the Fred Arbanas Golf Course to give him a look over at his Three Jack National project in western Kansas City (KS)?
If so, it was a brilliant plan by CPG because the Jackson County (MO) parks department will have the Fred Arbanas course closed all month as damaged sod is replaced and the grounds repaired to the tune of about $100,000 in losses, including $85,000 in lost revenue via greens fees, according to the Kansas City Star which sent up a drone to get a better look at the damage done.
While the Jackson County parks department isn’t naming a person of interest in this case, one has to believe that this man must have played a role here. It’s a cutthroat business and CPG knows that if golfers are furious at course conditions at Fred Arbanas, they’ll look elsewhere. They’ll look to a course that’s run with precision and a course that won’t make mistakes like what happened over in Missouri.
CPG’s course might not be in championship condition, but at least it’s playable. You can’t say that right now about the Fred Arbanas course. Advantage: Club Pro Guy.