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Cane Creek changes

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Szuch leaving for GM job in Florida; City to eliminate director of golf position, budgets course improvements

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

Cane Creek Golf Course is getting the irrigation system it so desperately needs, but the director of golf who pushed for the project is leaving and won’t be there to see its benefits.

At Tuesday's meeting to approve the 2018 budget, the Anniston City Council approved a $150,000 item for “golf course improvements,” part of which includes the irrigation project, but in a letter dated Sept. 7 Cane Creek pro Kenny Szuch submitted his resignation saying he has accepted a position overseeing an expanding facility in Florida.

The council eliminated the budgeted $70,000 director of golf position effective Oct. 1 as part of the same budget approval.

“This absolutely is not about an individual; I would never make a decision based on an individual like that,” city councilman Jay Jenkins said. “What we looked at was the financial need to the City and the reality was we felt like as a group that position could go away.

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