QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- It's one of the top public golf courses in the area, and it soon could be getting a face lift.
Quincy's Westview Golf Course has plenty of amenities but one thing the course does not offer is a driving range or expansive practice area.
Westview pro Matt Burry would like to see that change, by transforming a large part of the 'third-nine,' holes 19-27, into a driving range and potential executive par-3 course.
Burry says it's a crucial element that would make Westview a more complete facility.
"Generate more revenue is probably number one and number two is to have an avenue to develop some new golfers, and right now we don't really have the facilities to really do that," Burry told WGEM Sports.
"We get asked all the time, every weekend, 'I want to go hit a bucket of balls before we play.' Sorry we don't have a range, and everyone's kind of in disbelief when they hear that."
Little People's executive director Nan Ryan has sent a letter to Park District officials voicing her concerns.
Ryan feels the changes could ultimately lead to the demise of the tournament which makes its 40th stop in Quincy in June.
The park district will hold a special meeting next month to get input from the public.
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