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Reader's View: Superior is superior to Duluth in public golf

When it comes to golf, I can safely say Superior is on its game and superior to Duluth.

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Several years ago, there was a catchy advertising slogan for the city of Superior that stated simply, "Next to Duluth, we’re Superior." Short and to the point, and it stuck with me.

While enjoying a round of golf at the Nemadji Golf Course recently, that ad came to mind. I wondered how a city the size of Superior (about 27,000 population) maintains 36 holes of public golf, while the city of Duluth (about 87,000 people) cannot provide and maintain even one decent golf venue. This is not meant to be critical of the company running Duluth’s Enger Park Golf Course. Rather, it’s in criticism of Duluth city leaders who apparently have abandoned their role in providing a course the city can be proud of.

After our recent round, as we moved through the parking lot, we noted how busy the course was, and we guesstimated that 70% of the vehicles (and the lot was pretty full) were from Minnesota. A majority of the cars had Duluth or Hermantown dealership tags on them.

Perhaps Duluth's mayor and City Council should contact Mayor Jim Paine of Superior to find out their strategy. When it comes to golf, I can safely say Superior is on its game and superior to Duluth.

Zach Taran

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