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Wisconsin golf course draws fire for 9-11 promotion

Golf course (Photo by: Tourisme Nouveau-Brunswick/Creative Commons).
Golf course (Photo by: Tourisme Nouveau-Brunswick/Creative Commons).

VERONA, WI (WTAQ) - The owner of a Madison area golf course says he'll stay open Wednesday, after he got a lot of criticism for a September 11th promotion that he dropped. 

The Tumbledown Trails course in Verona had golfing discounts for the last two years on 9-11, to help remind folks of the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 people.

Monday, a newspaper ad for the golfing discounts went viral -- and golf course owner Marc Watts brought in a law enforcement officer to provide security. 

He thought about shutting down the course Wednesday -- but if he did that, he said all those with negative attitudes would win. 

Watts did apologize to those offended by his golf promotion -- which offered nine holes with a cart for $9.11, and 18 holes for $19.11.

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