An Open Letter & Open Report – The Golf Course
April 20, 2020
The Golf Course
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
On Sunday afternoon, April 19, 2020, as I made my way home, I would come upon the Asheville Municipal Golf Course. The main parking lot was surrounded by a barricade, and signs posted that the course was closed, and for those reading should go home.
Also sitting in a patrol car in the lot was one of Asheville’s finest, holding conversation with a gentleman, and offering by his presence a warning to those who customarily went on out to play even though the course was closed ……. “Not Today!”
I found myself pulling into a secondary parking lot and, shortly thereafter, pulling out the Southern Cross. I would strut pass the officer, give him a hand salute, of which he returned, and continued on to the cart path of the first tee.
Just as I passed the third green, one of the greenskeepers, Cory, a dear friend of mine and, I might add, a great golfer, would pull his tractor over to me, and ask if I was protesting something.
My reply was: “No Cory. Only out for a walk. I have always wanted to walk with my flag on a golf course. And, whoopee, today is the day! Unless you’ve come to run me off.”
Cory would reply, “Oh no HK, I love you! Please enjoy your walk along with all those people blowing their car horns, shouting out the rebel yell, and calling out your name: “HK!”
And, I DID! It was a great afternoon in Dixie. And by the time I reached the ninth green, I don’t think I could have been happier had I been playing and broke the course record!
God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage Florida
Honorary Life Member, James M. Keller Camp 648, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Bradford Rose Camp 1638, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Forrest Orphans Camp 1744, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Associate Member, Abner Baker Chapter 14, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Orders of the Confederate Rose
President, Southern Heritage 411