A technicality means the Tee'd Off petitions are invalid.
Petition for public vote on golf deal rejected over a technicality.
Group says it collected more than enough signatures for ballot issue.
Small course houses long list of local luminaries.
A half-cent sales-tax increase will help pay for renovations.
Laura Myerscough practices at the Oro Valley Country Club on Sept. 15, 2002.
Though fewer people are playing golf, OV's plan projects a 28 percent increase.
El Conquistador courses have lost about $1 million a year.
Golfers on the 16th green at the Canada course at El Conquistador Country Club with the lake in the background.
Sport not popular with respondents in survey, ranked near bottom.
Parks board advises Town Council to buy country club but not golf.
Tucson City Council passes modest transit changes from original proposal.
Opinions on city golf courses, Mars exploration costs, highway lawsuit, defending police.
The five courses lost $688,000 combined in the past fiscal year.
Hilton El Conquistador buyer would sell country club and courses to town.
El Conquistador country club could become town recreation center for $1 million.
Annika Sorenstam watches her ball after hitting from the fairway on the 18th hole during the first round of the LPGA Tournament of Champions at Magnolia Grove golf course in Mobile, Ala., Oct. 10, 2002. Sorenstam shot a 6-under 66 for the round. (AP Photo/Mobile Register, Bill Starling)
UA golfer Lorena Ochoa hits out of the seventh green sand trap during the final day of the Wildcat Invitational tournament at The Raven Golf Course on Feb. 26, 2002.
Cienega girls coach Tim Nichols, left, and Salpointe boys coach Jim Flannery, right, are prep all-star golf coaches of the year, Nov. 23, 2003 in Tucson, Ariz.
Salpointe's Sara Brown hits off the fairway on Sept. 25, 2003, at Fred Enke Golf Course in Tucson, Ariz.