Wisconsin Golf Course Recieves Death Threats For Their $9.11-A-Person On 9/11 Promotion

Not exactly the most well-thoughout idea…

1. This advertisement ran in an issue of the Wisconsin State Journal Monday.

2. According to The Associated Press, the community was outraged by the advertisement.


Tumbledown Trails Golf Course near Madison 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.

3. Tumbledown general manager Marc Watts told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the ad was to remind young people about the importance of 9/11’s anniversary.

4. After being overrun with angry comments on their Facebook, Tumbledown issued an apology for the promotion.

6. They doubted that they were be open on Wednesday, as of Monday night.

7. Commenters from all over the country said how hurt they were over the course’s promotion.

8. Tumbledown’s management didn’t mean to offend anyone.

Just spoke with Marc Watts of Tumbledown Trails Golf Course. He says his 9/11 promotion wasn't meant to offend anyone

— gneumann_wkow (@Greg Neumann)

9. Now the golf course is unclear whether they’ll be able to open at all on Wednesday for fear of violence.

Watts says he and his staff have had death threats over promotion of 9 holes of golf for $9.11 on 9/11. Watts hopes people hear him out.

— gneumann_wkow (@Greg Neumann)

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