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Who was in the wrong? Me or the "marshal"

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#61 MtlJeff

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 06:44 PM

View PostMadGolfer76, on 12 June 2018 - 06:17 PM, said:

View PostMtlJeff, on 12 June 2018 - 06:07 PM, said:

View PostMadGolfer76, on 12 June 2018 - 05:27 PM, said:

Lots of people saying they would get their feelings hurt by a big, bad, 80 year old granny??

It isn't that I am looking to cause trouble here, but maybe it is time to man up rather than complain to management.

And what, hit her?

Jeff, does that really sound like something I would advocate for? C'mon...

What I would suggest is not getting so upset over being told to do something different. Maybe she came across as harsh...so what? She's an old woman. No need to get bunched up over something that trivial, in my opinion. Just acknowledge her and get on with the day.

I was just kidding around homes :)

I wouldn't advocate getting mad, but i think as KevCarter said the best thing to do is just ask the club if they have a problem with this behavior because you don't agree with it and were surprised the marshall gave you grief over it

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 06:56 PM

View PostMtlJeff, on 12 June 2018 - 06:44 PM, said:

View PostMadGolfer76, on 12 June 2018 - 06:17 PM, said:

View PostMtlJeff, on 12 June 2018 - 06:07 PM, said:

View PostMadGolfer76, on 12 June 2018 - 05:27 PM, said:

Lots of people saying they would get their feelings hurt by a big, bad, 80 year old granny??

It isn't that I am looking to cause trouble here, but maybe it is time to man up rather than complain to management.

And what, hit her?

Jeff, does that really sound like something I would advocate for? C'mon...

What I would suggest is not getting so upset over being told to do something different. Maybe she came across as harsh...so what? She's an old woman. No need to get bunched up over something that trivial, in my opinion. Just acknowledge her and get on with the day.

I was just kidding around homes :)

I wouldn't advocate getting mad, but i think as KevCarter said the best thing to do is just ask the club if they have a problem with this behavior because you don't agree with it and were surprised the marshall gave you grief over it

Yeah, damn internet... :russian_roulette:

I'm just surprised this is even a thing for some people. It would have gone out of my mind by the time I was putting my clubs in the car.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:12 PM

View Postcaniac6, on 12 June 2018 - 05:59 PM, said:

The marshal was wrong, but I'm not too sure I would have pulled out the "I'm a member card" A good marshal should be able to evaluate the situation, and handle it appropriately. That being said, I would say something to the pro. Regardless of being a member, she should wait for someone to walk off the green, and just say the course really doesn't want people practicing on the course, have a good day, and hope you enjoyed your round.

I mentioned that I was a member not in the "do you know who I am" sense, but because as a member, I can play as many holes as I would like (with permission and if space is available of course). So there's no reason I couldn't have gone back and played the entire hole again or anywhere on the back nine even. Therefore, why should she care if I wanted to hit one small shot over?

And to all the "leave the old woman alone" people, she could of, and should have, left me alone and this is not an issue!
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:37 PM

View Postjerebear21, on 12 June 2018 - 05:46 PM, said:

It’s an 80 year old woman

Just let her be.  Who knows how many years left.

Maybe a lot. Those old German/Russian women are tough old birds.

My wife's grandmother just turned 95 and she's still as mean as she was the day I met her almost 40 years ago.  She would be the same way as this old gal.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:53 PM

You could say "You're looking nice this morning Hilda. I'd say you've got a solid year or two left!"

Just kidding.  I've held jobs of enforcement before. It's not easy. I can say there are some people who do not possess the common sense or demeanor To be in these authoritative positions.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:51 PM

Easy situation to handle OP.

1. Pull cell phone with video cam out, turn it on and start "news report". "I'm here finishing on 18 with NAME OF COURSE employee, Ethel. Ethel, I am video taping you now and wanted to ask - on this completely empty course with no one waiting behind me you are telling me that I, as a member, cannot hit an extra putt or two as I finish out, is this correct?"

2. Continue video tape.

3. Hit another putt while taping.

4. If she goes off (probable) then head off with indisputable evidence to management and ask them if this is the sort of behavior you can be expecting from their staff as a new member?

5. Go to parking area and watch as she leaves despondent over the fact that the one single meaningful portion of her life since her husband and all of her friends have now passed has now been taken away from her.

Or, alternatively, you could ask another member what the deal is and act accordingly based on info provided.

I'd personally go with the alternative. Fast. Simple. Effective. Yup - pretty sure I'd just ask another member what gives and take it from there only going to management if this who issue proves worthy.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:56 PM

View PostMedic, on 12 June 2018 - 08:51 PM, said:

Easy situation to handle OP.

1. Pull cell phone with video cam out, turn it on and start "news report". "I'm here finishing on 18 with NAME OF COURSE employee, Ethel. Ethel, I am video taping you now and wanted to ask - on this completely empty course with no one waiting behind me you are telling me that I, as a member, cannot hit an extra putt or two as I finish out, is this correct?"

2. Continue video tape.

3. Hit another putt while taping.

4. If she goes off (probable) then head off with indisputable evidence to management and ask them if this is the sort of behavior you can be expecting from their staff as a new member?

5. Go to parking area and watch as she leaves despondent over the fact that the one single meaningful portion of her life since her husband and all of her friends have now passed has now been taken away from her.

Or, alternatively, you could ask another member what the deal is and act accordingly based on info provided.

I'd personally go with the alternative. Fast. Simple. Effective. Yup - pretty sure I'd just ask another member what gives and take it from there only going to management if this who issue proves worthy.

First suggestion is overkill on an 80 year old person, and would make the OP look bad really quick. Especially being a new member.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:59 PM

Old people say what they want and how they want.   If I am lucky enough to get old I plan to do the same.
She was wrong if that's exactly how it happened but yelling back at an old lady just isn't right.  You have to just take it.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:00 PM

View PostSpooky67, on 12 June 2018 - 06:18 PM, said:

A couple of years ago we were playing a course on a Wednesday....there were four of us and we were the only ones on the course as far as I could tell. Never saw anyone else. The "marshal" drove up to us on the third hole and told us we were a bit slow. He came again every few holes and said the same. At the turn he said..."You guys are doing better." We finished the front in a bit under 1.5hrs with two guys that rarely play. I politely mentioned that since we were doing "better" and we never saw anyone else playing that we didn't need any more updates...if someone complained about us please let us know... Never saw him again.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:01 PM

View PostMadGolfer76, on 12 June 2018 - 08:56 PM, said:

View PostMedic, on 12 June 2018 - 08:51 PM, said:

Easy situation to handle OP.

1. Pull cell phone with video cam out, turn it on and start "news report". "I'm here finishing on 18 with NAME OF COURSE employee, Ethel. Ethel, I am video taping you now and wanted to ask - on this completely empty course with no one waiting behind me you are telling me that I, as a member, cannot hit an extra putt or two as I finish out, is this correct?"

2. Continue video tape.

3. Hit another putt while taping.

4. If she goes off (probable) then head off with indisputable evidence to management and ask them if this is the sort of behavior you can be expecting from their staff as a new member?

5. Go to parking area and watch as she leaves despondent over the fact that the one single meaningful portion of her life since her husband and all of her friends have now passed has now been taken away from her.

Or, alternatively, you could ask another member what the deal is and act accordingly based on info provided.

I'd personally go with the alternative. Fast. Simple. Effective. Yup - pretty sure I'd just ask another member what gives and take it from there only going to management if this who issue proves worthy.

First suggestion is overkill on an 80 year old person, and would make the OP look bad really quick. Especially being a new member.

C-mon MG...

First response was pure unadulterated sarcasm meant to point out how really trivial the issue is and how simple it will be to just ask another member what the rules are, who she is, what her deal is and how he should handle it.

It's these really simple situations that amaze me.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:11 AM

Or just show her the rule, 7-2.

“...he may practice putting or chipping on or near:

a. the putting green of the hole last played,
b. any practice putting green, or
c. the teeing ground of the next hole to be played in the round,”

Even if they have some sort of asinine “no practice” policy in place, have them look up 7-2 and tell them you’ll do what the rules allow. Because you’re at a golf course. Playing golf.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:42 AM

Based on first report of this incident, report it to management & hope for redress. Based on the second, with reference to overall attitude towards kids & outsiders, not to mention treatment when of you & wife on walk, quit & demand your money back. “It’s close to my house” is one thing, but how can you possibly feel good supporting, let alone being associated with, such a deplorable community?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:47 AM

Some people just can't handle a little authority.  Goes right to their heads.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:59 AM

I know that I am in the minority here, but it is hard for me to see this situation in any other light than the OP creating his own problems.

His various posts provide a history of negative experiences with this course/club, and he openly admits that he doesn't like the people there. Yet, he goes ahead and gets a membership anyway?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:09 AM

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 12 June 2018 - 02:53 PM, said:

View Postgolfnhack, on 12 June 2018 - 11:13 AM, said:

Well... grammatically it would be you. Your post should read: "Who was in the wrong. The marshal, or I?"

If you’re going to bring up grammar, it’s actually, “Who was in the wrong, the marshal or me?”
Is it? For starters, I definitely wouldn't put a period after "wrong". That's just all kinds of nuts.

I could see it both ways, but I lean towards (1).

1) This is a "subject question". . ..Who was in the wrong? I was in the wrong. "The marshall and I" are the subjects of the verb "was". "In this scenario, I was in the wrong, or the marshal was in the wrong?" Or. . ..

2) There's an implied preposition like "Who was in the wrong (between) the marshal and me?"

Personal opinion : go with what sounds right to most people. "who was in the wrong. . .the marshall or me?"

Big note : I don't actually care and would never initiate this discussion, but will participate in it if started. The point was communicated clearly and that's all we need out of language.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:11 AM

View Postjholz, on 13 June 2018 - 09:59 AM, said:

I know that I am in the minority here, but it is hard for me to see this situation in any other light than the OP creating his own problems.

His various posts provide a history of negative experiences with this course/club, and he openly admits that he doesn't like the people there. Yet, he goes ahead and gets a membership anyway?

It seems to me that the OP got exactly what was advertised.

I haven’t seen or read any previous posts from him in regards to the course so I only have the OP to base off of.

View PostTheCityGame, on 13 June 2018 - 10:09 AM, said:

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 12 June 2018 - 02:53 PM, said:

View Postgolfnhack, on 12 June 2018 - 11:13 AM, said:

Well... grammatically it would be you. Your post should read: "Who was in the wrong. The marshal, or I?"

If you’re going to bring up grammar, it’s actually, “Who was in the wrong, the marshal or me?”
Is it? For starters, I definitely wouldn't put a period after "wrong". That's just all kinds of nuts.

I could see it both ways, but I lean towards (1).

1) This is a "subject question". . ..Who was in the wrong? I was in the wrong. "The marshall and I" are the subjects of the verb "was". "In this scenario, I was in the wrong, or the marshal was in the wrong?" Or. . ..

2) There's an implied preposition like "Who was in the wrong (between) the marshal and me?"

Personal opinion : go with what sounds right to most people. "who was in the wrong. . .the marshall or me?"

Big note : I don't actually care and would never initiate this discussion, but will participate in it if started. The point was communicated clearly and that's all we need out of language.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:12 AM

If the scenario was what was what you describe, and I have no reason to believe otherwise, I think she was definitely in the wrong. I probably would have fired back at her and told her to mind your own business. There was no point she needed to make in a situation like that except hello sir have a nice day.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:23 AM

View Postlarrybud, on 12 June 2018 - 02:34 PM, said:

View PostBrianMcG, on 12 June 2018 - 10:12 AM, said:

I kinda like her attitude personally.

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. So many threads of complaints that Marshall’s never do anything, but once one says something golfers are offended.

So it's a zero tolerance policy, no matter how ridiculous?  People aren't capable of thinking for themselves these days?

Tell her "I took an unplayable and I'm re-playing my shot.  You don't want me to play outside the rules of golf, do you?"

This. Then go full on in defending those rules.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:26 AM

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:31 AM

I'm thinking from the owner's position. If I caught one of my employees scolding a member for something like this, there'd be consequences. I don't blame OP for being irked.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:39 AM

OP, at that moment, should've just apologized and moved on.
Then, at a later date, speak to other members to find out what's the deal with the lady/marshall in question & the policies that the course is trying to enforce in regards to practice & overall common sense.
If this is the usual treatment that the lady "dishes" out to members, then a brief discussion with upper management is in need. If it's not the case (maybe she was having a rough few days?), let it go... if it still irks the op a bit, then, next time you see such lady, just have a polite talk with the lady, just to express your thoughts, in a respecful manner.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:41 AM

View Postalfie, on 13 June 2018 - 10:39 AM, said:

OP, at that moment, should've just apologized and moved on.
Then, at a later date, speak to other members to find out what's the deal with the lady/marshall in question & the policies that the course is trying to enforce in regards to practice & overall common sense.
If this is the usual treatment that the lady "dishes" out to members, then a brief discussion with upper management is in need. If it's not the case (maybe she was having a rough few days?), let it go... if it still irks the op a bit, then, next time you see such lady, just have a polite talk with the lady, just to express your thoughts, in a respecful manner.

Why should the OP have apologized?  Maybe he might have said fine and moved on, but no way is an apology in order.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:46 AM

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View PostSpooky67, on 12 June 2018 - 06:18 PM, said:

A couple of years ago we were playing a course on a Wednesday....there were four of us and we were the only ones on the course as far as I could tell. Never saw anyone else. The "marshal" drove up to us on the third hole and told us we were a bit slow. He came again every few holes and said the same. At the turn he said..."You guys are doing better." We finished the front in a bit under 1.5hrs with two guys that rarely play. I politely mentioned that since we were doing "better" and we never saw anyone else playing that we didn't need any more updates...if someone complained about us please let us know... Never saw him again.
95% of marshals are idiots and fools with no common sense.
And when a 'real' issue exists.....they don't do anything because they don't want confrontation.
bottom line is a few bad apples give the rest a bad name. I marshal outside tourneys at a private course. Although I have seen some complete idiots out there I cant say 95 % of guys playing in tourneys are idiots and have no business  being on course. Although after a tournament  I feel that way sometimes. Two sides to every story and from my perspective  the major problem is not knowing how some will respond to sarcasm, rules of course, directions, or common sense. Some people are respectful, some arrogant snobs, and some just plain trailer trash. You  have to pick and choose your battles in life, this marshall with the OP didn't do that well IMO. The battles I have chose to pic included guys pissing on the outside of bathroom wall, while I was pulling up in cart. I was irritated but just asked them politely if the door was locked or something. They said oh we didn't even try to open it. Nothing more, Its not like I was going to report it or write there names down, but I wasn't just going to keep driving either. Another time a homeowner called with broken window, I knew it was someone from 1 of 2 foursomes, couldn't have been anyone else. All denied knowing anything about it. Drive away and say thanks anyway, not much you can do. I personally would have fessed up to breaking a window like most would but there always a few the ruin it for the rest.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:48 AM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 13 June 2018 - 10:41 AM, said:

View Postalfie, on 13 June 2018 - 10:39 AM, said:

OP, at that moment, should've just apologized and moved on.
Then, at a later date, speak to other members to find out what's the deal with the lady/marshall in question & the policies that the course is trying to enforce in regards to practice & overall common sense.
If this is the usual treatment that the lady "dishes" out to members, then a brief discussion with upper management is in need. If it's not the case (maybe she was having a rough few days?), let it go... if it still irks the op a bit, then, next time you see such lady, just have a polite talk with the lady, just to express your thoughts, in a respecful manner.

Why should the OP have apologized?  Maybe he might have said fine and moved on, but no way is an apology in order.

Ok... then DON'T apologize and move on...

People are just too damn confrontational nowadays. Either way, it's no big deal whether OP gets in a few extra putts on the 18th hole or not and it should not be a big deal getting told to leave the green area... really the overall situation, both ways, is not a major deal and saying "sorry" in this instance to an 80 year old woman is not gonna cause any major harm to the op... sheesh!

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:55 AM

View Postalfie, on 13 June 2018 - 10:48 AM, said:

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 13 June 2018 - 10:41 AM, said:

View Postalfie, on 13 June 2018 - 10:39 AM, said:

OP, at that moment, should've just apologized and moved on.
Then, at a later date, speak to other members to find out what's the deal with the lady/marshall in question & the policies that the course is trying to enforce in regards to practice & overall common sense.
If this is the usual treatment that the lady "dishes" out to members, then a brief discussion with upper management is in need. If it's not the case (maybe she was having a rough few days?), let it go... if it still irks the op a bit, then, next time you see such lady, just have a polite talk with the lady, just to express your thoughts, in a respecful manner.

Why should the OP have apologized?  Maybe he might have said fine and moved on, but no way is an apology in order.

Ok... tben DON'T apologize and move on...

People are just to damn confrontational nowadays. Either way, it's no big deal whether OP gets ina few extra putts on the 18th hole or not and it should not be a big deal getting told to leave the green area... really the overall situation, both ways, is not a major deal and saying "sorry" in this instance to an 80 year old woman is not gonna cause any major harm to the op... sheesh!

Honest question here. If it had been a 50 year old man doing the “marshalling”, same exact scenario, language, and tone (as much as we can infer tone from the OP), does it change how you feel?  People keep referencing “80 year old woman” like that’s some “get out jail free” card and gives carte blanche to act any way she pleases. Rules don’t apply for her?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:58 AM

View Postcubanstogie, on 13 June 2018 - 10:46 AM, said:

View PostKBong, on 12 June 2018 - 09:00 PM, said:

View PostSpooky67, on 12 June 2018 - 06:18 PM, said:

A couple of years ago we were playing a course on a Wednesday....there were four of us and we were the only ones on the course as far as I could tell. Never saw anyone else. The "marshal" drove up to us on the third hole and told us we were a bit slow. He came again every few holes and said the same. At the turn he said..."You guys are doing better." We finished the front in a bit under 1.5hrs with two guys that rarely play. I politely mentioned that since we were doing "better" and we never saw anyone else playing that we didn't need any more updates...if someone complained about us please let us know... Never saw him again.
95% of marshals are idiots and fools with no common sense.
And when a 'real' issue exists.....they don't do anything because they don't want confrontation.
bottom line is a few bad apples give the rest a bad name. I marshal outside tourneys at a private course. Although I have seen some complete idiots out there I cant say 95 % of guys playing in tourneys are idiots and have no business  being on course. Although after a tournament  I feel that way sometimes. Two sides to every story and from my perspective  the major problem is not knowing how some will respond to sarcasm, rules of course, directions, or common sense. Some people are respectful, some arrogant snobs, and some just plain trailer trash. You  have to pick and choose your battles in life, this marshall with the OP didn't do that well IMO. The battles I have chose to pic included guys pissing on the outside of bathroom wall, while I was pulling up in cart. I was irritated but just asked them politely if the door was locked or something. They said oh we didn't even try to open it. Nothing more, Its not like I was going to report it or write there names down, but I wasn't just going to keep driving either. Another time a homeowner called with broken window, I knew it was someone from 1 of 2 foursomes, couldn't have been anyone else. All denied knowing anything about it. Drive away and say thanks anyway, not much you can do. I personally would have fessed up to breaking a window like most would but there always a few the ruin it for the rest.

Great reply here, from someone with experience.

It just seems like it should always start cordially. Even to the morons outside the restroom.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:58 AM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 13 June 2018 - 10:55 AM, said:

View Postalfie, on 13 June 2018 - 10:48 AM, said:

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 13 June 2018 - 10:41 AM, said:

View Postalfie, on 13 June 2018 - 10:39 AM, said:

OP, at that moment, should've just apologized and moved on.
Then, at a later date, speak to other members to find out what's the deal with the lady/marshall in question & the policies that the course is trying to enforce in regards to practice & overall common sense.
If this is the usual treatment that the lady "dishes" out to members, then a brief discussion with upper management is in need. If it's not the case (maybe she was having a rough few days?), let it go... if it still irks the op a bit, then, next time you see such lady, just have a polite talk with the lady, just to express your thoughts, in a respecful manner.

Why should the OP have apologized?  Maybe he might have said fine and moved on, but no way is an apology in order.

Ok... tben DON'T apologize and move on...

People are just to damn confrontational nowadays. Either way, it's no big deal whether OP gets ina few extra putts on the 18th hole or not and it should not be a big deal getting told to leave the green area... really the overall situation, both ways, is not a major deal and saying "sorry" in this instance to an 80 year old woman is not gonna cause any major harm to the op... sheesh!

Honest question here. If it had been a 50 year old man doing the “marshalling”, same exact scenario, language, and tone (as much as we can infer tone from the OP), does it change how you feel?  People keep referencing “80 year old woman” like that’s some “get out jail free” card and gives carte blanche to act any way she pleases. Rules don’t apply for her?
DSS, it's clear that a few people commenting here don't even understand the context of the OP's question.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:13 AM

"I just bought a membership to a muni course..."

I think I found the issue. :)

My guess is that a muni course's idea of "membership" equates to "unlimited greens fees." This is somewhat different from membership in a private course, where you are essentially a stakeholder in the entire property and the staff defers to your desires (within reason).

From the perspective of the marshall, it probably seemed like your round was over when your first ball was holed, and anything that happened after that was "practice." If one of the rules she has been asked to enforce is "no practice on the course," then she was in the right to point out the rule.

It sounds like the way she chose to do it was rude and condescending, which would have been an issue for me too. Maybe I'd have addressed that with her, or perhaps with management, depending on her attitude. But, in my experience, if you're taking an issue to management, and your first statement is "I was breaking a course rule, but it wasn't hurting anyone," you're on a weak footing.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:18 AM

View PostAugster, on 13 June 2018 - 12:11 AM, said:

Or just show her the rule, 7-2.

“...he may practice putting or chipping on or near:

a. the putting green of the hole last played,
b. any practice putting green, or
c. the teeing ground of the next hole to be played in the round,”

Even if they have some sort of asinine “no practice” policy in place, have them look up 7-2 and tell them you’ll do what the rules allow. Because you’re at a golf course. Playing golf.
I think this alone should shut her up.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:09 PM

View Postme05501, on 13 June 2018 - 11:13 AM, said:

"I just bought a membership to a muni course..."

I think I found the issue. :)

My guess is that a muni course's idea of "membership" equates to "unlimited greens fees." This is somewhat different from membership in a private course, where you are essentially a stakeholder in the entire property and the staff defers to your desires (within reason).

From the perspective of the marshall, it probably seemed like your round was over when your first ball was holed, and anything that happened after that was "practice." If one of the rules she has been asked to enforce is "no practice on the course," then she was in the right to point out the rule.

It sounds like the way she chose to do it was rude and condescending, which would have been an issue for me too. Maybe I'd have addressed that with her, or perhaps with management, depending on her attitude. But, in my experience, if you're taking an issue to management, and your first statement is "I was breaking a course rule, but it wasn't hurting anyone," you're on a weak footing.

I still maintain that since OP was playing alone - it is and was a practice round - prohibited by the rules of the course. So the no practice rule doesn't make sense.

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