Tough Week For Toby Keith
I am sure Toby Keith would tell you he has had better weeks. It all started last week when his Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Oklahoma was robbed in broad daylight. Then, a few days ago the club’s pool was destroyed by fire, the flames from which could be seen from a mile away as fire completely engulfed the pool house on Wednesday. Nobody was hurt in the blaze, but the damage is estimated at about $75,000. The fire is under investigation and officials believe it started in the pump filter of the pool house. The golf course is open, but the pool remains closed.
It was last Wednesday that an unidentified man approached an unattended cash register and took an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbery was captured on surveillance video. Toby has offered a reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest. According to Jenni Kennedy, the clubs membership director, Toby is “very angry” and “he wants to make sure that people are held responsible for bad behavior.” The robbery happened during business hours and in the middle of the day which has some staffers questioning how this guy went unnoticed. Both investigations are continuing and Toby wants the suspect found and prosecuted. Toby and former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer own the club which opened in 2002.