Open letter to those who don't seem to feel that there is anything wrong with stealing golf:
Why do you think that courses charge a fee to for play? A golf course is like any other business enterprise - they spend money to provide a service. They must maintain the course, which means paying workers, buying many thousands of dollars worth of supplies and equipment. They don't go down to the local Lowe's to buy a rake and a shovel and a lawnmower. The specialized equipment used by courses these days is very costly. They run a golf pro shop, most maintain a practice facility of some kind. To do all of that, they must generate revenue. That revenue comes in the the fees we pay to play golf. Anyone not paying is degrading the course, taking up space, and giving nothing back in return. Don't kid yourself by thinking that you don't cause any damage. Playing golf is hard on the course unless all you do is putt. If enough people did it, the course would deteriorate to the point where it would no longer be the quality golfing experience that the paying customers have come to expect, because the management wouldn't be able to afford to pay the employees, or buy the quality equipment and supplies necessary for keeping the course in top shape. It takes a very short time for a course to go from decently maintained and fun to play to a poorly maintained mess of a goat track, and most often the difference simply comes down to revenue.
Each time you play without paying you might just as well be taking money straight out of the cash drawer in the register. You are taking for free what the rest of us are paying for, and you still can't see why we are irate about it????? How can you be so all about you? What makes you so &*@# special? And then you even have the audacity to get angry with us for calling you out? Just unreal. If you can't afford to play golf, then why don't you do us all a favor - take up tiddly-winks and leave the golf course open and pristine for the rest of us who are willing to pay to support that experience.
First off, tiddly-winks is a game you should take up because it suits your feminine personality. Second, don't try to say I can't afford to play because once again, it's not your job to judge people.
Thought you were gone.
And as a golf course employee for 5 years, damn straight that I have every right to judge you.