A New Jersey county is vowing to take action after the News 4 I-Team exposed a lewd golf tournament sponsored by an infamous gentleman’s club on a county-owned course.
"We’re going to look at the policies and procedures that are in place," said Passaic County Administrator Anthony De Nova, after viewing undercover I-Team video that captured nudity and raunchy behavior at the Preakness Valley Golf Course in Wayne. “My understanding is that this isn’t the first time that this tournament took place here. But I can say it’s going to be the last time.”
The event in late July, sponsored by the Sunrise Gentlemen’s Club of Paterson, New Jersey, advertised a day of golf and girls for $195 per person. Police officers and firefighters were offered a discount.
Sunrise is familiar to authorities in Passaic County since it was closed temporarily last year after a prostitution bust.
I-Team: Strippers on New Jersey County-Owned Golf Course
The outing was billed as a charity golf outing with donations going to a range of causes, including the Dallas Police Department and unspecified support for those recovering from the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
Once the outing got underway and drinks were flowing, I-Team cameras captured lewd behavior including lap dances and groping in public view. Neighbors of the taxpayer-supported course who watched the video were horrified.
“It’s absolutely disgusting,” said one woman who requested her name not be used. “I’ve lived here 57 years and I’ve never seen anything like that. It’s unbelievable.”
Another neighbor said: “I’m at a loss for words. It’s shameful. Kids are going by. Families are going by. This is on public property.”
The organizer of the outing did not return repeated messages left on his cell phone. When the I-Team visited the Sunrise Gentleman’s Club, an interview request was refused.