This past week there were a few golf related news stories which don’t pain golfers and golf clubs in the normal classy and friendly light. To the contrary, it would seem that golf courses and golf clubs can sometimes be no different than an Irish pub, complete with fisticuffs.
The first story comes courtesy of the Boston Globe. Weston Golf Club had a no-jeans policy, as many golf clubs do. Most require collared shirts as well. It would seem some members were disregarding the dress code, causing the club president to take action. The president suspended some offending members for three months. When those members showed up at the club once again wearing jeans, the president attempted to prevent them from entering.
That’s when things got rough. 911 was called due to a physical altercation. When police arrived there were no members with injuries but there was still a commotion and raised voices.
Are you brushed up on your rules of golf with regards to casual water? You might want to be sure, to avoid a fist fight. In Springfield Golf Course in South Union, Pennsylvania, two golfers had a disagreement over casual water. The disagreement ended in a brawl where a man of 63 hit a 42 year old with a golf club.
No word on who won the match, but it sounds like the 63 year old was hitting it solid.