Butler Pitch and Putt officially changing ownership

It's the final day of operation for the Kinser family who have been running Butler Pitch and Putt for the past 70 years.

The family says they want to go out with a bang and are hosting a goodbye party as a way to thank everyone for all their support over the last seven decades.

Back in April, Lee Kinser was disqualified from being considered for the course's contract after she accidentally forgot one signature on the bidding documents.

Shortly after that supporters signed a petition saying they felt Kinser should be given another chance at bidding on the contract.

The course is on city property and with the current contract coming to an end this year members of the Parks and Rec Board opened it up for other companies to apply for ownership.

At the end of June, Austin City Council voted in favor of giving the contract for the iconic course to a new company called Pecan Grove Golf Partners.

Today's party will be an all day party and visitors are encouraged to bring food, music and pretty much anything else they want to bring in order to help the family go out in style.



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