[UPDATED] Wisconsin golf club runs newspaper ad for $9.11 special on 9/11

This ad ran today in the Lee Enterprises-owned Wisconsin State Journal. I called Tumbledown Trails Golf Course this evening and was told to speak to the manager in the morning. The man who answered the phone mentioned that this is the third year the Verona, Wisconsin, club has offered the $9.11 special “commemorating” 9/11.
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– via @joshorton

* “Super tasteless promotion you’re running right now,” and other comments from the club’s Facebook page (facebook.com/TumbledownTrails

THE APOLOGY
Update: Here’s what the golf club has posted on Facebook:

We would first like to apologize to everyone that we have upset or feels we have disrespected in anyway. By no means did we mean to do this.

Here is what we will do this Wednesday 9-11; we will still let all that have tee times booked play for the previous rates we posted. Then for all other golf that day we would like to donate the $ difference between our normal rate and the previous price for the day to the 9/11 Memorial.

We hope that everyone will now see this as a positive as we really meant it to be. Again we do sincerely apologize for offending anyone & hope that you do accept our sincere apology.


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