Golf professional Mike Aldridge, 51, has abruptly resigned from his $94,000-a-year post as the pro at the Miami Springs Golf and Country Club.
“Please, effective immediately, accept this as my letter of resignation so that I can openly pursue other opportunities,” wrote Aldridge to the city on Jan. 22.
City Manager Ron Gorland said that he tendered Aldridge’s resignation that same day.
“He did resign, and I accepted his resignation,” Gorland said. “I am not willing to say anything more about this matter.”
Aldridge did not return a message seeking comment.
“He opened the golf course every morning at 5:30 a.m.,” said Gorland, who praised Aldridge’s commitment to running the golf course. “He never missed.”
Aldridge was hired as the city’s golf pro back in 2000.
Aside from being the city’s golf pro, Aldridge helped market the golf course, which was purchased from the city of Miami in 1997 for $3 million. Last year, the golf course showed losses of $225,000.