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Residents at Florida golf club set up GoFundMe for fired assistant golf pro who was hunger striking (golfweek.usatoday.com)

Residents at Florida golf club set up GoFundMe for fired assistant golf pro who was hunger striking

His hunger strike may be over but the assistant golf pro who was fired last week at the Legends Golf Course and Country Club in Lee County, Florida says his protest on how he was treated lives on.

Brad Stecklein was fired May 3 from the position he held at Legends for more than 14 years, he said.

The 42-year-old golf professional started a hunger strike that day, sitting in front of the club’s entrance off Fiddlesticks Boulevard without sleeping or eating in protest over what he says was the unjust and unwarranted firing.

After losing 20 pounds and with the concerns of his wife and Legends residents paramount, Stecklein pulled back on the more severe portion of his protest.

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