Re: Should a test be required before playing public course?
Originally Posted by allin
In not trying to say this is not a valid idea (it certainly is)
My only point is that youre trying to say playing golf is somehow a right. It clearly isnt.
playing golf is choice that we can all make. now to follow your example, yes a course could clearly make the choice to require a test and I could voice my displeasure about this but choosing not to play there.
This (to me anways) has nothing to do with rights, where I think youre definately stretching.
I whole heartedly agree tho that golf does indeed teach values and the ideas of social contract (as u put it) ie; respect for the rules, respect for the course and respect for your fellow competitors and players.
But to get this involved with rights only dilutes youre argument, I feel anyways. Yes there are responsiblites, but they dont fall into the relmn of civic or legal responsiblities.
But i do agree that if more people who played golf followed the rules and ediqutte of the game, somehow the world would be a touch better place, since the game can teach us all so much about ourselves.
interesting discussion nonetheless