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November 14, 2003

Dougherty County -- Another big change at the Albany Marine Base that is causing controversy is the closing of the Twin Oaks Golf Course. The nine hole base Golf Course will closed December 31st.

Base commanders say the course is losing 100-thousand dollars a year, and has only 52 members.

One of them, J.J. Kraus, says they should have been given more time to find a way to save their beloved course. " Being blind sided was not something that we anticipated. If somebody would have been up with us, we might have been able to take some action to increase membership with a membership drive. Maybe increase fees to make the course more solvent."

The golf course opened 50 years ago. Kraus says he and other golfers are calling their Congressmen and Senators.

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