Schoulin helped renovate Craig course

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 3, 2006

To the Editor:

Seems there was some confusion to Deborah Goodwin’s article about the Craig Field Golf Course.

The “Greens” were brought back from a field of weeds & neglect to their present condition by an avid golfer, whose dream of running a golf course was cut short by his sudden death.

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Charles Schoulin’s dream ended suddenly near the end of this past July. After working 36 years at International Paper and never missing a day work, Charlie worked both his full time job and renovated the course at Craig.

In the sweltering heat of June and July, he cut weeds, mowed and repaired the sprinkler system, getting the greens in shape.

His wife, Nancy, cleaned and scrubbed the filthy clubhouse.

The pair, with the help of their children (who also had other employment), had the course up and running after many weeks of hard work. Yes, the clubhouse has since been remodeled but not until the Schoulin’s put in the real labor.

I have been a reader of The Times-Journal for more than 30 years, including the classifieds and the first advertisement I have ever seen was the one Charlie ran. He was due to retire the first of September – we buried him the end of July.

His earthly task was done at the Craig Field Golf Course.

Connie Ember