Less than a year and a half after being named the new general manager of the Providence Municipal Golf and Recreation Center (PMGRC), Kenny Hayes gave his two weeks notice to mayor Doug Hammers last week.

Hayes, a Slaughters native, is a graduate of both  Webster County High School and the Golf Academy of America, where he earned  a degree in Golf Center Management. He was hired in March of 2018 to replace general manager Jon Garrett, who had been with the facility since it was purchased by the city.

Hammers said that Hayes had accepted a job with the Walmart Corporation.

“He’s bettering himself,” Hammers said. “I wish him the best.”

The city is currently accepting and reviewing application to fill the opening.



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