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Golf club members still interested in possible Trump purchase

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Members of The Point Lake and Golf Club in Mooresville have voted to keep negotiating with the Trump Organization, which is still interested in buying the property.

But that doesn’t mean it’s a done deal.

Last week, a source at the club told The Mecklenburg Times that members cast votes in a weighted straw poll between Jan. 17 and last Tuesday. The vote was over whether members should keep negotiating with the Trump Organization. Sixty-seven percent of the 610 voters voted “yes.”

The source asked to remain anonymous because of tensions among residents of the posh golf community. In December, the Trump Organization pulled out of negotiations with the golf club, citing infighting between club members over the proposed purchase.

Eric Trump, who handles golf course acquisitions for his father, real estate mogul Donald Trump, said talks were back on between his organization and The Point thanks to the straw vote. The Trump Organization is ready to negotiate with the club’s board of governors, he said.

The anonymous source said it voted in the straw poll in favor of resuming negotiations with Trump. The source said club members will be able to review the deal with Trump at the end of February or beginning of March, before a final vote on whether to sell to Trump or keep the club member-owned.

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