October 26, 2018 at 04:42 PM
One of the many things I love about golf is the tradition and etiquette associated with the game. Golf has always been a game of honour but recently I have been noticing that etiquette, honour and tradition is slowly being eroded...
A few examples
- I have witnessed several members at my club cheat either through massaging their handicaps or "forgetting" to count strokes. While this is nothing new, it seems to be more prevalent.
- Playing at an away course recently, my Titleist Hole in One bag tag was untied and nicked from my bag (who does that???)
- A golfer from another group in the adjacent fairway helped himself to my Pro V in a shared fairway bunker (and claimed he didn't see us coming down our fairway even though we were a fourball in two buggies and the course is wide open) - to add insult to injury he pulled out an old beaten up srxn from his bag and claimed that was the ball he picked up from the bunker
- Far fewer shouts of "fore"
- Far less patience on the course...I am all for faster rounds but there's almost an obsession with blitzing through a round where golfers I know will shoot over a 100 but will be proud because they finished their round in under 4 hours! Taking a few seconds longer on your shots may actually help you with a better score!
I guess my question to TT members is; are my observations legit and some of the tradition, honour and etiquette is disappearing or is it just me transitioning into middle age?
Happy Friday everyone and have an awesome weekend filled with birdies!
Trevor PBrentwood, Essex
Jerome CLondon Ontario Canada
October 27, 2018 at 09:10 PM
There’s a hundred things you could add to this debate but my biggest gripe is doubles.
People that protect or enhance their handicap just to win doubles, wether it be at club level or opens.
Even in the Titleist doubles this year we were beaten by a 13 & 19 handicapper who after 15 holes were 2 under par gross, the 19 handicapper was on every fairway !
“That’s the best I’ve ever played” he said
I Personally struggled to shake their hands at the end of it as they cheered when my partner missed a putt !
I won’t be entering it again
Robert HRochdale, 0
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