Friday, March 20, 2015

Bits and Pieces

Sport of Golf Continues Decline

This week, Dick's Sporting Goods announced a significant layoff of PGA professionals who work in their stores. Apparently, the sport of golf continues to be in such decline that Dicks "... struggles to sell golf equipment." (source)

On the other hand, there are those who are optimistic about the sport. Last summer, KKR acquired Troon Golf, operator of the El Conquistador Country Club. KKR is the most substantial middle market investor in the world. Generally, they are "bargain hunters." Perhaps they, like the Oro Valley council's Majority-4, see a resurgence of the sport.

Lots To Do In Oro Valley This Weekend

Tomorrow at 9am is Oro Valley's "Third Saturday" at Steam Pump Ranch. Theres also, beginning at 10am, "Meet Yourself Oro Valley." This is billed as a "celebration of diverse cultures."

Sunday is the 11th Annual Arizona Distance Classic. This road race has varying race distances running through Rancho Vistoso. And the Meet Yourself event continues that day too.

Click on the links to learn more about each.


The leaders of TOOTHINOV.ORG are considering if they will petition the Arizona Supreme Court regarding Oro Valley Town Clerk Bower's summary rejection of petitions that would have required a vote of the people to acquire the El Conquistador Country Club.  TOOTHINOV.ORG has until Sunday to file.

If a petition is filed, the court will quickly decide if it wishes to hear the case. If they don't, the town is free to consummate its purchase. If the court does hear the case, then it will be up to the Arizona Supreme Court to decide if a clerical error is a fatal error because the petitions must comply with each and every filing requirement, regardless of its significance to the violated requirement.

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