The race is on:
[Franklin] City leaders said Tuesday that they wanted to go ahead and commit [$2.5 million] to the funding to show the city is ready to step up and pay for a share of the land. [...] According to committee's recommendation, that matching commitment would be open until July 2005. So far, the [preservation] group has raised just under $1 million, according to Mary Pearce, executive director of The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County.
With the matching funds committed by the city, fundraisers will have an easier time; they have less than a year to come up with another $1.5 million.
Meanwhile, displaced golfers face choices:
Tennessee, like the rest of the country, has too many golf courses and not enough golfers to fill them. It's a better time to be a golfer than to own a course right now.