The owner of Brushy Mountain Golf Club is suing the Alexander County School System.
Club owner Baxter M Hayes jr has filed a suit alleging the school system ” By moving the Alexander Central Golf Team from the club and the public conversations and interference by you ( the school system) has caused a tremendous loss of business and damage to Brushy Mountain Golf Club and to Baxter and Patty Hayes personally.”
In 2016 the decision was made by Alexander Central High to move the ACHS Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams to another course out of the county. This included practice and matches that would be hosted by the Cougars. The Men’s Team since has returned for the 2017 season.
Named in the suit is Alexander County Schools, ACHS Director of Athletics Joanna Crew, ACHS Principal Doug Rhoney, Alexander County School Board member David Odom, and Michelle Hartness.
Taylorsville Attorney Joel Harbinson who represents the board issued the following statement” “It is my opinion that this is a frivolous lawsuit and has no basis in law or fact. We look forward to trying this case in court where we intend to fight it vigorously.”
Brushy Mountain Golf Club is now operating under new management. Lew Ferguson is serving as Club Manager and issued the following statement: “Effective January 1st, 2017 Ferguson Golf Management entered into a lease agreement with Baxter Hayes and Brushy Mountain Golf Club. As the General Manager and Golf Professional, my focus is on daily club operations, serving the members and guests, and assisting with the instruction of school teams and related programs. I have no involvement with dialogue or club related matters prior to the new year.”