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Letter: Combining golf courses, cemeteries?

Published July 25, 2014 4:00 pm
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Re Kurt Kragthorpe's article ("SLC course closure would drive golfers away," July 24): How about a golf course as final resting place for golfers and non-golfers?

Using golf course property for burial is a better utilization of prime property with close access to a large metropolitan area.

This more useful purpose of property will not only serve to preserve a great golf course, but will serve as a beautiful memorial for deceased golfers and their families.

The advantages of conservation and better use of prime property should be obvious. A golfer with a six-foot birdie putt may want to call on a deceased golfer buried nearby for inspiration.

Some golfers should be buried near out-of-bounds, trees, or water hazards, as they visited these areas many times while alive. Interment should not disrupt players as, heaven forbid, we create more slow play. This combination of golf and final resting place will keep costs down for both.

Personally, I would like to be sprinkled in a green-side sand bunker and raked in real good.

Ken Godfrey





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