The Legend of Bagger Castro
The legend of Bagger Castro
Due to long-standing U.S. economic sanctions against the Castro regime, the PGA of America could not develop a golf course in Cuba. The United Kingdom, however, has no such trade restrictions. So the British-based PGA, Ltd (of which the PGA of America is a member) went about selling the PGA brand to non-US developers for Cuba based resorts.
Think of your typical Tournament Players Club course, but with a Policia Nacional Revolucionaria for a starter and gun toting soldiers monitoring pace of play.
In March, 2011, Capitol Hill Cubans, an American based anti-Castro group that supports continuing current economic sanctions, called foul on an announced deal by blogging that the PGA was using its British brand to skirt US law. Rightfully, the PGA called a penalty on itself and the deal for an official PGA resort in Cuba fell through.
Now, according to an article in this week’s Miami Herald, 360 Vox Corp (formerly Leisure Canada) did what it could never do in Cuba – it filed a lawsuit against the PGA of America for allegedly influencing the collapse of the real estate development deal.
Congratulations Mr. Canadian Plaintiff, welcome to a country that allows grievances to be addressed in a proper judicial forum. People who allege undue influence under the Castro regime are routinely executed.
Read the entire article HERE.