Why Does the Flag at the Golf Course Look Worn Out?

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Keeping ourĀ flag in good shape at the golf course is a constant challenge.

The flag is 60 feet long by 30 feet wide. Given the winds and environment at the golf course, a flag only lasts about 6 weeks before it needs to be repaired or replaced. Repairs are usually about $300 and a new flag costs $1300. The repair typically only buys another 4-6 weeks of life for the flag.

Another interesting fact – it takes 5 stout men to raise or lower the flag. It is a beautiful symbol of our community’s patriotism, but it is also an expensive proposition.

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  1. I had no idea that such a flag was so expensive. Any good reason to continue with this cost? It’s not like we don’t have flags at many city sites, as well as at county, state, and federal buildings, many businesses, schools, medical facilities, and in lots of neighborhoods, etc. I know it helps keep the growing profits for flag sellers, but is the golf course flag so important?

    1. Dan Burt


  2. kyle miller

    time for a smaller flag

  3. dixon

    Sounds like a great opportunity for a business proposition for someone to develop a wind proof material that lasts longer than six weeks. Or for the flag loving residents of Provo to raise private money to cover the cost of truly being flag-centric-patriots and pony up the money, or finally to recognize the logistics of a large flag and wish it were different and accept it as it is.

  4. Rainer

    $8,000 per year? Not too bad. Yes, it’s not cheap, but I think it’s a cost worth paying!

  5. Maria

    Wow! Thanks for the info–truly had no idea of these “hidden” costs in the Provo budget.

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