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Old 06-27-2004, 07:57 PM
luke1 luke1 is offline
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golf course driving range

I need help,, I am looking at placing a bid on a golf course driving range. The owner said give him a reasonable offer, then it is mine, Now, this will be my first commercial bid, How much should I bid on this,, I would be thankful for any advice..
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Old 06-27-2004, 08:23 PM
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BSDeality BSDeality is offline
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i used to work at a driving range doing the ball shaggin. mowing a range is a huge PITA unless they are closed one day of the week. there is ALWAYS someone out there smacking balls, you have to coordinate mowings with the ball shaggers to get 99% of the balls off the range otherwise you'd better run a grass catcher to catch them balls (which will then be ruined).

think about the PITA factor unless the guy is willing to close the range for an hour or two while you mow after he has shagged everything.
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Old 06-27-2004, 10:48 PM
NNJLandman NNJLandman is offline
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My idea would to be coordinate with the owner/manager. Lets say the range hours are 8-6 every day. Have the manager have his workers start picking balls up at 5:30 or so then you can cut the next morning at like 7.

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