I have been reading many of the letters and comments that have been submitted regarding Marco Golf and Garden. I am astounded and infuriated when I read the personal attacks on Fred and Marianne Kramer. The Kramers are a class act for Marco Island. Since Marco Golf and Garden opened for business on April 6, the Kramers have been more than generous in donating gifts to several Marco Island organizations and their members. I can personally thank them for their gifts to the Newcomers Club of which I am a member. They held a fundraiser for the Optimist Club which raises money to promote youth sports on our beautiful island. Marco Golf and Garden was a sponsor for the Marco Island Half Marathon and the recent Color 5K at Mackle Park. I was looking forward to hosting a breast cancer awareness event in October at the putt putt course for Beach Friends Forever, my Arts and Entertainment Group of the Newcomers Club.
It is my opinion that Marco Golf and Garden has done nothing but improve the quality of life here on Marco Island. The course provides opportunities for family fun and community activities. Think back on your life. Aren’t there some simple moments of fun and good times that you can remember from your past, perhaps from as long ago as your childhood? Cherished memories are created in fun moments at places like Marco Golf and Garden.
Life is short. We live in Paradise. To fight and argue over deed restrictions and legal protocol is ridiculous. In my opinion, this whole fight that is going on is like something you would see on an episode of “Seinfeld” or “Saturday Night Live.” We’re talking about a putt putt course! This is absurd!
The presence of Marco Golf and Garden proves that we need to look beyond the limited rules of a civic association and use our minds and hearts to determine what is right for Marco Island. That little golf course does nothing but create beauty and joy. I have read some comments and complaints about the noise that is created by the course. I would love to know what noise you are hearing. Is it laughter? All I have ever heard at that course is the sound of people having fun.
I thank Fred and Marianne Kramer for creating this beautiful park on Marco Island. They should hold their heads high and be proud! I look forward to the day when Marco Golf and Garden reopens!