Updated March 30, 2020 07:33:12 An Australian golfer who says he was banned from playing the sport for three years for refusing to take part in a course he’s paid to run for free says he is taking over courses in his home country to try and make them accessible to students.
Key points:An Australian golmer says he plans to make free courses accessible to everyone at his family’s family’s golf courseIn a video message to the media, Bob Gilden says he will also open a new course in his hometown of Townsville and has already started a fundraising campaign for a new oneThe course owner is a businessman by trade who said he was put on the list because he is a “good businessman” and “has a lot of good ideas”.
He said the reason he was stopped from playing at the Country Club in Townsville was because he refused to pay to take over a course his family owned.
“I’ve had a couple of people say, ‘What are you doing?'” he said.
“The answer is, ‘I’m taking over a free course and we’re going to have people there for free.'”
They said they were from the Country Clubs of Australia, and it just doesn’t make sense.
“Mr Gildens said he had already begun a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for a course at his home, with the aim of having all the courses open to students by next year.”
It’s my passion, I love golf,” he said, before adding: “I’m not a person who wants to do something that’s going to hurt people.
“There’s going-to-be-people who are going to use that course, and there are going- to-be people who are not going to.”
Mr Fonter, a former golf instructor, said he started working with the golf course in 2008 to offer the courses to the community for free, which he now owns and runs.
“People are going out there with the intention of doing it for free,” he explained.
“So the courses, they have to be good courses, so they have got to be fair, and they have have got some good courses and they’ve got a few bad courses, and if you’ve got bad courses they’ve probably got to make sure you’re not using the wrong course.”
Mr Grubbs said the course owners had already started the process of moving the courses from his home to a new location.
“What we’re trying to do is make sure they’re accessible, but also not just accessible to people who don’t want to do it, but to people that do,” he told ABC News.
“For the most part, we’ve had quite good reviews from students and they like it.”
We want to make it as easy as possible for them to play.
“Mr Glens, who lives with his wife and two daughters, said while he did not know the exact cost of the courses it was in the region of $1 million.”
My wife is actually in business now,” he added.”
And she’s a really good accountant.
“Mr Rundle said the Government had also been helping to fund his fundraising efforts.”
This is a good opportunity for us to give back to our community in a way we’ve never been able to do,” Mr Rundle told ABC Radio Canberra.”
Because we’re a small community, we need to make the community a part of the project and the Government is on board.
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