Liberty Golf Buys Ed Oliver Golf Club

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Liberty Golf Group, a Philadelphia based golf course ownership and operating/managing company, has acquired the Ed Oliver Golf Club, located in the Greenhill section of Wilmington.

This lease purchase by Liberty Golf Group from Meadowbrook Golf Group marks the initial golf course acquisition by the company. Liberty Golf Group is led by Bud Connors, former Regional Vice President of Meadowbrook Golf and Club Corp. Connors and Liberty’s management team will begin operating the century plus old facility immediately.

"We're very excited about purchasing the lease of Ed Oliver Golf Club. This marks the first in a collection of golf properties we have been searching to acquire in the Mid-Atlantic/ Northeast Region of the United States," said Bud Connors. "We have already begun our evaluation of the facility and plan to analyze every nook and cranny of the property.

Although the course is solid and is a staple amongst golfers in the Greater Wilmington area, we plan to complete a thorough analysis. We will address investing further capital to make significant improvements to the facility including the golf course, driving range, clubhouse, Terrace at Green Hill Restaurant and banquet facilities. We are confident that our team will provide a product that will exceed the expectations of golfers throughout the Greater Wilmington Area."

Ed Oliver Golf Club is an 18-hole municipal golf club, built in 1901 by golf course architect Wilfred Reid. Located on the original site of the Wilmington Country Club, the course has been redesigned by the likes of renowned course architects Alfred Tull and Ed Ault. The course’s namesake is a dedication to Ed “Porky” Oliver, a local golf phenom in the 1940’s. The traditional style course has three sets of tees and measures in at 6115-yards from the tips. The par-69 layout features bentgrass/ryegrass fairways and bentgrass/poa annua greens.

In addition to Connors, Liberty Golf Group's executive team consists of Director of Agronomy Mike Susshine, Director of Operations Nicole Kadingo, and Director of Marketing Steve Troutman. In addition there are other key support personnel to support all financial and food and beverage operations.

"We're in the process of evaluating numerous other golf projects," said Connors who along with the Liberty team currently manages six other golf properties in Pennsylvania. "There are many lucrative opportunities for our company in the marketplace today and we plan to utilize our strong financial position to take advantage of some of these. We plan to pursue further acquisitions during the year."

For more information on Ed Oliver Golf Club please call (302) 571-9041 or visit

Liberty Golf Group (, new website under construction) was formed in December of 2004 and its growing portfolio currently consists of quality golf facilities in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast region of the United States, all daily-fee facilities. The Company distinguishes itself by its hands-on detail oriented attention to its properties and works closely with all course personnel to provide unrivaled hospitality. The company is led by Bud Connors, President.


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