The Tumbledown Trails Golf Course in Verona, Wis. has swung and missed with its coupon promotion commemorating the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, which is running for the third year in a row.
The "12th Anniversary of 9-11" golf deal includes 9 holes of golf for $9.11, or 18 holes for $19.11. A Twitter user with the handle "Josh Orton" tweeted a photo of the coupon.
Tumbledown Trails offered an apology and said it would “donate the $ difference between our normal rate and the previous price for the day to the 9/11 Memorial.”
Apparently, that did not satisfy the wrath of the angry cyber mob.
Tumbledown Trails owner Marc Watts has received death threats from some people who hold 9/11 sacred because of the innocent lives lost.
People have also threatened to burn down the golf course, prompting the local sheriff’s department to send a deputy to guard it today.
“We’re a little hurt by the fact that people are putting such a negative context on this. I thought people would appreciate it.” said Watts.
Lee Ielpi, who is co-founder of the 9/11 Tribute Center and lost a son during 9/11, was not offended.
"I think that any positive event is always beneficial to make sure we remember 9/11. I don't feel slighted by this golf outing," Ielpi told the Associated Press.
Sources: Wonkette.com, Facebook, Twitter, Associated Press