Re: “DeBell loans are a drain on other services,” Mailbag, Nov. 6. I knew as soon as the Leader ran the article about the city of Burbank leasing DeBell Golf Club to Scott Scollazzo, we would again hear from Molly Shore.
Her desire to rid Burbank of its jewel of a municipal golf course seems to border on the obsessive. I acknowledge that the building of the new clubhouse came in unfortunate economic times. I agree that it needs to become self-supporting. However, many of Shores' observations about the usage of this fine facility are myopic and just plain wrong.
I took up the frustrating game of golf four years ago. DeBell has been my stern instructor. I was stunned by the beauty of the place. I like to play in the early morning with several other Burbankers who also enjoy the company of hawks, deer, bobcats, rabbits and coyotes.