The Montevideo Country Club may soon be under new ownership. Jim Hagen of Montevideo has tendered an offer to buy the historic course.

The Montevideo Country Club may soon be under new ownership. Jim Hagen of Montevideo has tendered an offer to buy the historic course.

“We are in transition,” said Hagen. “We made a proposal to the board of directors which was accepted. It takes time to dot the I’s and cross the T’s!”

The transition officially began on Nov. 11, when the country club board of directors heard and voted on Hagen’s proposal.

“It’s pretty much public knowledge that the club has been struggling with money. The board had shut down operations, and had been thinking about selling it,” said Hagen.

Tyler Sachariason, Board President, said: “There were a couple of other options on the table, but given the fact that Jim is from Montevideo and that his heart truly lies with this place, I don’t think we could find anyone who has more passion for this golf course than Jim”

Sachariason also cited Hagen’s business background and lifetime involvement with the sport of golf as deciding factors to sell the course to Hagen.

“He knows all the members. He knows their kids. We felt he was our best option going forward,” he said.

According to Hagen, the board called a special meeting to discuss various options on Nov. 11. All 81 members were invited to attend and take part.

“There were 58 people there, and there were 52 votes in favor of selling it.”

The meeting went into recess and Hagen presented his proposal to the board. Twenty-five minutes later the meeting was reconvened and it was announced that both parties were in agreement.

Hagen spoke with nearly everyone in attendance to answer questions. He said: “There were actually very few questions, but there were a lot of congratulations. Everyone left the meeting with a really good feeling that things were going to change.

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