Rich Sorg is a golfer. He’s also retired. In other words he sees his share of mid-Michigan golf courses. He has noticed one puzzling thing unique to MSU’s two courses.
In an email to me Sorg wrote: “Whenever I use golf cart, I usually pay a flat fee of $25-50 for golf and the use of a cart. But at the MSU courses (east and west), I have to pay sales tax on the cart.
“When I ask why the sales tax, the answer is, ‘That’s the way the computer is set up,’ or, ‘I don’t know.’
“I am at a loss as to why MSU is the only course in the mid-Michigan area to charge sales tax on cart rentals.”
I, too, am in the weeds on this one. But I’ve lodged an inquiry with the MSU information folks, and will relay their response.