John Cannon, president of the course’s management team — SunBelt Golf Corporation — and Calhoun County commissioners will be on hand to talk about plans for the facility, damaged by the April 27 tornado.
Commissioner Eli Henderson told The Star Wednesday that Cannon asked the commission and golf trail representatives not to talk to the media before the announcement, but said the news would be “positive.” Previously the commission passed a resolution urging the golf trail’s owners, Retirement Systems of Alabama, to save the course.
Silver Lakes was forced to cancel several tournaments in previous weeks due to storm damage. The upcoming Sunny King Charity Classic, scheduled to begin July 8, was moved to Pine Hill Country Club because of the uncertainty surrounding Silver Lakes’ future.
Estimates of the damage — including thousands of downed trees, a destroyed clubhouse roof and other effects to at least 27 of the course’s 36 holes — range from $3 million to $5 million, according to Retirement Systems of Alabama CEO David Bronner.
Announcements from the golf trail and Sunbelt Golf are scheduled for 11:15 a.m. in the course’s storm-damaged clubhouse.
Contact star staff writer Brian Anderson at 256-235-3548.