Senator Hardie Davis sponsored the bill. It would officially disband the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame and give control of it to the Georgia Department of Economic Development. If the bill becomes law, Augusta could buy the land for $2.8 million. That’s how much the state owes from the site’s original $6 million price tag.
Davis says, the proposal puts Augusta on the road to finding a good use for a property that’s become an eyesore after years of neglect.
"My goal is not to decide what ultimately gets there," said Davis. "As a legislator my role is getting the property back into the hands of the community."
Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver says the property could become a down town baseball stadium.
The bill must be passed by the house and signed by Governor Sonny Perdue before it can be enacted.