New Management of En-Joie

By Kiersten Mathieu

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 4, 2006 at 3:48 PM EDT

The keys were handed over on New Year's Day and En-Joie is now in Broome County's control.
The 18 hole course falls under the county's Department of Public Works and Commissioner Henry Weissmann admits...
"I think the county doesn't know how to run a golf course," says Weissmann.
But, Weissmann says the county will be good managers of people who do know how to run a golf course.
"We're going to make a recommendation to the legislature that we hire an Andrew Cain who presently is the super of grounds at Mark Twain in Elmira," says Wiessman.
If approved, Cain would be En-Joie's superintendent of golf.
Weismann says En-Joie's former golf supervisor, Robert Miller, is a candidate to be the new director of golf but it won't be decided until February.
The entrance sign reads "owned and operated by the Village of Endicott."
This sign will change and so will some other things at En-Joie Golf Course, now that the county has taken over."
Those potential changes include hiring a new manager for the course restaurant, Two's Company, reducing the weekend rate from 58 dollars to 50, and improving the course website.
The county also wants to improve the grounds with new equipment, more fertilization, and better maintenance for daily golf use.
All within the budgeted 908 thousand dollars in county funding.
"I know the county isn't giving anybody blank checks. So there has to be some give and take. So we'll see what happens. I think its going to be a very positive thing," says Robert Miller of En-Joie.
County leaders say their goal is to make En-Joie a better golf course, with better management.
Of course, we're all still waiting to hear what's going to happen to the BC Open next year.
The professional golf tournament at En-Joie has a contract with the PGA only through this year.
In November, Golf Week magazine reported the BC Open is quote "history".
A decision is expected sometime early this year.

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