Had the OGC matter been handled differently and more professionally, the following actions would have taken place:
- … Upon election to the OVA Board, directors would have moved expeditiously to form a committee charged with the responsibility of dealing with the all-important OGC request for financial assistance from the OVA.
- … All BOD members registering a conflict of interest in managing the OGC request would have recused themselves, (and requested the recusal of any and all committee members in like position.)
- … The request for non-disclosure of all pertinent information by the OGC would have been rejected to advance the promise of transparency.
In conclusion, had these steps been taken, it is my opinion that the existing divisiveness of the community could have been largely avoided.
Regardless of the tardiness, it is not too late today to appoint an ad hoc committee and charge it with the responsibility to study all possible solutions to the Golf Club challenges caused by their financial needs.