wkuo3, on 06 February 2018 - 08:49 AM, said:
Sometime ago I joined a "golf club", and their rules are more geared toward social function instead of award to the best in the field.
Their monthly tournament for "long drive" contest has a rule of no single golfer could repeat the title in the same season. Their claim is for everyone to have a chance instead of the longest few guys hogging the long drive title in each of the tournament. That is just fine with me but, they also have unreasonable rules ( conjured up by a few in the "board of committee" ). like they will have a house handicap rating over the USGA / GHIN which will reduce the Hdcp index by 1-2 points for the winner and the runner up from each of the tournament. In other words, they also made the winner difficult to repeat their winning. This is on top of the forced optional entry of $25 for each of the tournament players besides their green fees and dinner entry fee.
I quite the group after a few years, never was interested in the small group politics and frankly, I think the USGA rules is already too much for weekend golfers without their extra "considerations" which will cause conflict of opinions between the members.
They can have their little piece of turf and I choose to play with the others ......
In your case, the only female competitor in that group probably was a wife or a girl friend of someone in the group, she was the designated winner for the long drive that day and was probably already planning on drinking the champagne before teeing up. You'd been had. They should have designated a different hole for the long drive contest or have a separate price for the different flight.
Was in a corporate tournament recently, they mixed teams and you didnt play with your whole team you played with the person who you signed up with, and at then end of the day entered everyone's score was entered and computers arranged team scores. At the start of this tournament a guy is talking to the organizer that his girlfriend shouldnt have to play from the ladies tees, she doesnt ever play the red tees when she golfs its not fun for her. The organizer was pretty dismissive and just kept saying that the course is tough for women and short hitters, that some guys could be playing blacks but they are playing blues here today.
There was a ladies and mens long drive hole. Womens was a shorter straight away par 4 that played about 285, that same hole for the men was around 335. The next hole caused a back up, I was in the group in front of the guy who was trying to get his girlfriend moved to the mens tees. This guys girlfriend was a 6'2" statuesque woman who was really fit, this woman absolutely crushed the ball. She carried it about 10-15 yards short of the flag onto the green, ran it to the back of the green. Her drive was 75ish yards past the previous long drive. Some women were arguing against giving her the long drive because it should be required to be in the fairway to count.
My club for mens nights has a mens night handicap that is kept by the proshop/club staff. Im actually a fan of it, some of the 18 caps now play mens nights to a 9-12 and they dont win everything. It doesnt have an impact on me anymore for club championships but Im hoping it gets pushed on that too. Last year a guy flight won his division and the overall by shooting round of 76/76/73 and getting 12 strokes each round. But the club has repeatedly sent out the handicap committee members and club staff to ensure me and a buddy are actually playing to our caps, but the guys who repeatedly sandbag never seem to have it happen.
Edited by Tasals, 26 March 2018 - 06:34 AM.