NEWS RELEASE   4/1/2012

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FLINT'S FOUR GOLF COURSES UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
City of Flint Enters Into Management Agreements With Flint City Golf, LLC
And Mott Park Public Golf Course Association To Operate The City’s Golf Courses

Flint, Michigan – March 31, 2012 –The City of Flint’s four golf courses are under new management. On March 30, the city entered into maintenance agreements with Flint City Golf, LLC and Mott Park Public Golf Course Association to operate the city’s golf courses.

Flint City Golf, LLC agreed to operate and maintain the properties at Swartz Creek, Kearsley Lake, and Pierce Park golf courses. Under the terms of the agreement the group will assume responsibility for all utilities, day-to-day fees, and maintenance of the facilities.

Thomas Warda will manage the day-to-day operations and says his group is excited about their new partnership with the City of Flint. “Flint City Golf, LLC is elated over the opportunity to maintain and improve three of the city’s golf courses. With reduced rates, internet based tee times and a golf calendar of events we intend to provide the best golf experience in Genesee County.”
Warda’s group will manage Swartz Creek Golf Course for two years; Kearsley Lake Golf Course for five years and; Pierce Park Golf Course for ten years. “The City’s efforts have been exceptional throughout this process and the community will benefit.”

Swartz Creek and Kearsley Lake will open for play this season; Pierce Park is expected to open for play during the 2013 golf season. For more information visit www.flintcitygolf.com

Mott Park Public Golf Course Association entered into a ten year agreement to manage and maintain Mott Park Golf Course. Thomas Saxton will manage the day-to-day operations of the course, which is expected to open in the spring of 2013. “We are excited about our partnership with the city to bring golfing back to this course. This year we will concentrate our efforts on preparing the course so we can provide an exceptional golfing experience for golfers next spring,” he said.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Director said the agreements represent a win-win for the city and the community. “We can no longer afford to operate the golf courses, but we understand the importance of having these assets in our community,” said Patrick Gerace. “With the support of our unions, the city was able to enter into management agreements with two private entities to ensure that golf will continue to be a recreational offering in the City of Flint.”

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