JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Golfing is one of the high school sports in jeopardy, but not if Mike Lynch can help it.
"We can't let this happen, this is silly," said Lynch.
A dozen varsity and middle school programs are targeted to be cut in Duval County Public Schools to save an estimated $500,000. The school board started its budget cutting mission needing to slash $91 million from the budget.
Now, several groups headed by sports advocates like Lynch are organizing to solicit money from private donors to keep the sports.
Lynch heads the NF-PGA Northern chapter. He and Boots Farley of the North Florida Junior Golf Foundation created a non-profit group to raise the money to save high school golf.
"We have had situations in the past and we came through; we will take care of this," said Farley.