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"Patch" Deal Faces Another Vote

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Augusta Commissioners are taking another swing at finding a new manager for Augusta Municipal Golf Course, or "The Patch".

They rejected a plan two weeks ago to joins forces with First Tee to run the golf course.

The proposal called for a $2 million renovation of the course, with the city on the hook for all losses but splitting profits in half with First Tee.

Some Commissioners, though, still aren't ready for that.

"I'm not going to support it and I won't support it, so at the end of the day, it needs to go back out for rebid," says Commisisoner Joe Jackson. "Not the First Tee proposal?" we asked. "Not the First Tee proposal, no," says Jackson.

Earlier this year, Commissioners rejected a plan to lease the course to a Virginia Beach firm. That deal would have paid the city $15,000 a year.

The First Tee deal failed by two votes at the last meeting. However, three Commissioners were out at the time of the vote.

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