I voted yes.
- Winning the first gold medal awarded in golf adds to the value in my mind
- Since Speith already has a couple of majors, winning a gold is "up there". For someone that is say in their 30's or 40's and has yet to win a major, I would think winning a gold would pale in comparison to winning a major.
I would think that a Gold Medal is the pinnacle of achievement because it means that ultimately you have competed against the vetted, tried and true very best from around the world. Guess a Major is not much different so hard to distinguish but if anyone asked me if would prefer to have a champions trophy from a major or an Olympic Gold Medal. I would take the medal personally.
I don't know how these make your point. An illegal alien is neither a citizen nor permanent resident.
Besides, the actual dictionary definition is below:
Full Definition of FOREIGNER
: a person belonging to or owing allegiance to a foreign country
chiefly dialect : one not native to a place or community : stranger 1
Yeah. Most players who carry an official handicap do so because they want to regularly play competitively with others. if that's the case then this is not a factor. If you only play a few competitions and the rest of the time alone, then I guess you'll have suffer the consequences of a slowly changing handicap. This rule is aimed at the great bulk of players who play most rounds with others, and who play a good proportion of those rounds in some sort of competition, even if it's only for an after round beer.
I'm about the only person I know who feels the need to maintain an official handicap, yet I haven't played a competition round in 4 years now. I just do it out of habit, and just in case I need it without warning.