Chris Rutherford for Kids' Sake!
Members of the Board of the Vicksburg Country Club (VCC), keep Chris Rutherford! Many stockholders, members, and parents of VCC feel that losing Chris would have a negative impact on the progress that has been made in just a short time.
The youth golf program run by Chris has been the best thing that has happened to VCC in a very long time. Not only has the membership grown, but also member participation. This summer is proof that it is working. It needs more time. It needs Chris Rutherford!
Chris Rutherford's best quality is his ability to work with children. Not everyone has that quality. It takes a special person. Chris has a special bond with our children and the patience it takes to bring the best out of them. Chris makes golf fun for them, and they enjoy being out there because of him. Be very careful if you think you can simply substitute another golf instructor and have similar results.
There is no denying that there have been more children resulting in more parents utilizing their club than in many years past. Why would anyone change the very reason for this increase in activity? Is the payroll too high? The Board needs to find other ways to cut the payroll, ways that do not bring in income. Cut back elsewhere and keep Chris Rutherford for kids' sake!