DJShakes, on 05 August 2016 - 04:54 PM, said:
joey2aces, on 05 August 2016 - 01:05 PM, said:
He's a great guy and if ya met on the first tee you guys would have a fabulous time
Millenial or not, haha
Have a nice weekend Bro
All the Best,
I'm sure he is, and I'm sure we would have a great round.
I'm just illustrating an attitude toward younger golfers that definitely does not help in growing the game. I've noticed this in my two favourite hobbies - golf and fishing - which are dominated by an older crowd.
If people don't feel welcome, they will stay away.
I can't even count the number of times I've was paired up with older players who look at my friend and I with dread as we walked onto the first tee. I'll admit that at times I have felt unwelcome on the course, which is a feeling nobody wants.
I couldn't agree more with you DJ and there is no excuse for that though unfortunately this is the world that we live in and this is not just a millenial thing because when I was young, and I'm speaking of 18-late 20's, even after I had won back to back Clubs(Championship flight) at the age of 27-28(1987 & 1988) I used to Play in the general "Open" Swat, which was a cap/net game and ran from Pluses(moi) to 25~ plus caps and I did it to meet members older than my circle of friends.
Well, as I was walking down to the first tee I happened to be behind two middle-aged guys, I'd guess late 40-early 50's and they had seen the pairing sheet and the one says to the other, "we got one of these a**h*** kids in our group. You should have to be a voting member to play in this swat."
I was an intermediate member, and had my own number and paid my own bills though a "voting" member was 36yo and older. We get to the tee and the asst. pro who was tge starter went to introduce us. These two goofballs were terrible with the one picking up almost as many as he hit and the other maybe had 2-3 of his shots used, tops.
My conduct and etiquette was impecable because of my Grandmother and Teacher however because of my game, from the time i was 17-18yo, I Played with the "adults" and it infuriated me because while I never heard anyone else refer to me as such, like you, I could tell by their looks when we were introduced that they had pigeon holed me.
Usually after 3-4 holes, between my game and my conduct, they were good with me but one, I absolutely hated being "judged" on a stereotype and two, I could beat most of their a**** all day every day and had to be their teammate/partner, lol.
All I will say is to take it with a grain of salt, cinsider the source and when you reach middle age, remember how you felt and don't be the man that these men you speak of are.
You appear to be a bright, articulate Class act and I don't think that you'll have a problem with that
Keep the faith Bro:)
Fairways & Greens 4ever My Friend,
Edited by Forged4ever, 05 August 2016 - 05:59 PM.