Quite frankly I wish this thread would go away. It's like getting poison ivy out on the course. You would so dearly love for it to stop itching, but the itch WON'T STOP.
I actually agree with you Jordan. It gets frustrating to work so hard to further the discourse of the club only to have it railroaded by those protecting their own interests. This went from a simple thread about which baskets are or should be preferred to something it wasn't intended to be, a referendum on the power structures at work within and without the KCFDC. There are those that make decision about club courses that already exist that operate without an official mandate from the club. This subverts our voting interest and really begs the question 'why pay dues if I don't get a say in what happens with existing, club cared for courses?'
I encourage everyone to think about what started this whole thing. Jack mentioned that he had a proposal to put in new baskets at Water Works. Tank, a club member, was shouted down by Jack who felt some sort of right (or something) to get to make that call because he has a relationship with the P&R. It might have gone unnoticed or been left at that but that sort of decision making and bullying irks me. I wanted to post a poll to see what people in the club liked for baskets. I was shouted down for suggesting that I might have an opinion or that anyone else has a right to have an opinion on the matter. (And, if you think the public stuff has been bad, hope that you never incite the wrath via PM. It is brutal and eye-opening.)
So, I'll leave this thread to die with these thoughts. Decisions about club courses should be made by the Board and by representatives with mandates from that Board, which has been elected by the membership and should attempt to act in good faith to align their decisions with the will of those members.
Please read this and take it to heart and please, don't let this sort of quiet tyranny continue.