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Golf club’s 9/11 ad sparks death threats

Golf club’s 9/11 ad sparks death threats

The owner of a golf course says the club will remain open on Sept. 11, despite backlash after its ad. /AP/Wisconsin State Journal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The owner of a Wisconsin golf course who advertised nine holes of golf for $9.11 to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks apologized Tuesday, but said he would keep the club open despite a backlash that included death threats.

Tumbledown Trails Golf Course advertised the special in the Wisconsin State Journal newspaper on Monday, saying it was intended to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

The discount, which also included 18 holes of golf for $19.11, was good for the anniversary on Wednesday only.

The club’s owner told the Associated Press that the promotion first began two years ago, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks, and until this year had been warmly received.

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