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post #37 of 41

Course Officials should just ask the spectators to refrain from shouting and to express their appreciation for the player's efforts with applause and whistles, respectful cheering, and to do so only  at the appropriate time. 

post #38 of 41

There is no practical solution except educate the masses towards better civic responsibility.  Security, who are in fact usually lowly paid and temporary day workers cannot be expected to wade into a crowd, identify one or more persons, and drag him/them away.  All this on the tee box as the next player prepares to drive the green.  And then, since they are rascals anyway, the offenders run away, down the fairway thumbing their noses at the tubby security guy running after.  Oops, the security man slid down the wet slope on his arse, let's hope the TV screen captured that one.  See where all this goes: totally contrary to the gentlemen's game.  But hey, modern instant communication and attention seeking facebook and twitter pages demand  we present ourselves to the world as 'bigger than life' and deserving of attention.  And maybe the golf course, open to all persons who have a ticket, and which may in fact be a state property (Bethpage), or private, may not be insulated from 'free speech' laws.  How is anyone hurt or threatened by such speech?  Annoyed, sure but so does the loud mouth cell user in the supermarket or rail car annoy us.  Can't do a thing except with each entry ticket offer an industrial, sound deadening,  pair of ear-muffs.  

post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post

Free speech is not protected on private property

 

Free Speech is the government has no right to make any laws that would infringe upon your right to free speech, since a golf course is privately owned, they can kick you out for what ever reason they want. 

 

Now you can stand on public right of way (sidewalk), and yell, "YOU THE MAN", all you want :p 

 

That's an even better idea - they should have a "YOU THE MAN" section - like a smoking section.  Way back  - out of the way of decent folk :)

post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by RonTheSavage View Post

I've come to the conclusion a long time ago that most people are idiots.

 

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post #41 of 41
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Originally Posted by AmazingWhacker View Post

 

That's an even better idea - they should have a "YOU THE MAN" section - like a smoking section.  Way back  - out of the way of decent folk :)

 

But that's the thing ... the PGA promotes stadium style holes and events like Wasted Management, so they've implictly given the nod to these *******s.

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