Golf courses will now be able to serve alcohol

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INDIANA (WEHT) – A new bill signed by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will now allow for golf courses to serve liquor on golf courses.

“It’s more about folks wanting to get out and enjoy themselves and relax and a lot of times that’s the way that they want to relax,” says golfer Joe McCullough.

On a picture-perfect day some people playing at Helfrich Golf Course say they are all for a few more alcoholic beverages.

“I’m all for it as long as nobody gets too drunk, I’m all for it.”

However, Evansville Parks and Recreation Executive Director Brian Holtz says he’s skeptical about seeing an increase in alcohol requests while on the course.

“I mean, certainly with the new law it’s an option but I’m not sure the preference of the golfers on the course that would be their preference.”

McCullough says the drink preference depends on the golfer.

“I think the golfing experience is individualized for people so the ones that want to come out and enjoy being outside and doing those things, especially with a group of people that can enhance that as well. I don’t think it will hinder it at all because people will come out and do what they want to do and what their use to doing out on the golf course. “

While the bill goes into effect today, Holtz says the city won’t make any changes any time soon.

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(This story was originally published on July 1, 2019)

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