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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Point of Contention: Young Trump meets the press

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        The Trumps -– Donald and his son Eric –- are back in the game to purchase The Point Golf Club on Lake Norman, north of Charlotte. But after Eric Trump’s recent interview in the respected Charlotte Observer, the community’s residents could be excused for wondering what is going on, literally.

        The Trumps’ on-again-off-again flirtation with The Point is on again as members face a deadline to take over control of the 12-year-old golf club from Crescent Resources. The members must either pool their resources to come up with the required $3 million to take the club over themselves or find some other entity to do so; the Trumps are reportedly offering exactly $3 million and appear to have the backing of The Point board.

        Of course, Donald Trump’s high-profile reputation makes some members skittish about the ultimate affect on their club and community that a Trump takeover might have. Translated: They fear additional assessments and higher dues to support the Trump embellishments they expect.

        “We wouldn’t change [The Point] in terms of aesthetic looks,” Eric Trump told the Observer, adding that, “We’d make it much nicer.” We didn’t attend an Ivy League school, but doesn’t much “nicer” mean “better looking,” and doesn’t better looking fit the definition of changing the aesthetics, albeit for the better?

        Later in the article, Master Trump indicates he won’t elaborate on the company’s plans because they are still being finalized but that he and his father will visit The Point in March to detail for members their proposal.

        "We have received more than 100 calls from people saying they are totally in support of (the Trump proposal)," the young Trump said.

        Huh? They are “totally in support” of a plan the Trumps will be presenting for the first time in March?  Here’s hoping the presentation in March makes more sense.

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Larry Gavrich

This blog was conceived and is published by me, Larry Gavrich, a former corporate communications executive who founded HomeOnTheCourse, LLC, in 2005.  Our firm advises baby boomers and others seeking a lifestyle in which golf is a major component.  My wife Connie and I own a home in Connecticut (not on a golf course) and a condo at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC, on a Jack Nicklaus layout.  We began our search for our home on the course more than 15 years ago, and the challenges of the search inspired me to research golf communities and write objective reviews of them.


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