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   Our story in Saturday's paper on municipal golf courses noted that they are struggling to survive in a more competitive environment. In my column today, I pointed to the Town of Hamburg as an example of one community that is managing to do pretty well in spite of those challenges.

   Golf courses do all kinds of things to attract players, from basic things like offering automated tee times to coupon specials. Hamburg is trying to keep its core players happy and is reaching out to residents of adjacent towns by offering them the chance to pay lower rates.

   What else could the municipal courses do to attract golfers?

  --- Bruce Andriatch


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