Golfers tee off with suggestions for BREC Improvement

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Golfers gathered at BREC headquarters Wednesday night to give improvement suggestions as part of the organization's 10-year master plan. According to BREC, golfers have hit the links in Baton Rouge more than five thousand times more than this time last year.

Micah Blouin is one of the golfers and says he plays about two to three rounds on BREC courses every week. He adds it's good value for his dollars but wouldn't mind seeing some changes at City Park.

"It'd be nice to see a bunker here to practice, just ways to take advantage of all facets of your game or practice all facets of your game," said Blouin.

"What's the mission statement for the golf operation?" a National Golf Association consultant asked golfers.

The feedback from those who regular BREC's courses will be used as part of the consulting firm's recommendations that will be presented to BREC leaders within the next few months.

"They're going to every single course that we have, they're looking at our finances, they're looking at our programming, they're looking at ways we can be more efficient, ways we can be more creative. what can we do to continue the momentum that we have," said BREC spokeswoman Cheryl Michelet.

That momentum is supplied by golfers like Blouin who says despite some room for improvement, he's considering getting a year round pass for BREC's courses.

"There was a point where I came out here every morning before work at least get 9 holes in and after work another 9 holes. I use them, I get my money's worth," said Blouin.

The results of the consultant's findings will be used by BREC leaders to come up with their own strategy moving forward and that will be presented as part of the organization's master plan in November.

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