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Franklin Golf Course Removes Confederate Reference From Name

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Posted at 10:10 PM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 23:10:19-04

A Franklin golf course has booted a Confederate general from its name.

The decision followed recent controversy surrounding statues and places named after the historical figures.

The Crossing Golf Course, formerly Forrest Crossing Golf Course, after Nathan Bedford Forrest, made the change this month.

Course owner American Golf issued this statement saying in part: 

"We believe that the game of golf is a sport that can help bring people together despite their differences, and want everyone to feel welcome to play this beautiful course."

Some golfers criticized the change on Facebook one user writing, "The only pre-existing problem with Forrest Crossing is the uneven tee boxes... not any kind of racial issue."