BREC welcomes new golf director
BATON ROUGE - After almost six months without a leader, BREC has named Jeffrey Marks as their new Director of Golf.
Marks comes from an extensive golf background in the semi-private and private sector with almost 30 years of experience.
He also has extensive knowledge and experience operating and organizing tournaments, food and beverage, merchandising and course maintenance.
Marks says working with seven courses is almost unheard of for a golf pro, and he's up to the challenge.
"The public will feel very assured that when they come out to BREC golf courses, their experience wont be cheapened at all, in fact, it's going to be enhanced quite a bit," he said.
To attract more players to the game, BREC is discussing new programs to help bring young players and women to the course. Fore Program offers a $4 greens fee to a child under 18 when they play with a full-price adult.
"That makes if very affordable to introduce a child to golf," said Marks.
A number of courses will also be eligible to apply for a liquor license, to serve alcohol during special events. Some pro shops could also be eligible for beer sales. BREC hopes to offer alcohol in some of their courses by June.
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