Originally Posted by Shorty
Originally Posted by xerex250
its just a game. its not meant to be a life or death situation.
He's not suggesting that it is.
He's just wondering why the pro gave a group an unfair and unreasonable advantage.
What is the point you are trying to make?
Really. If I pay my money for a tournament, even a scramble, I expect that the teams are going to be fair.
Originally Posted by David in FL
Yep, he's wrong. That's unconscionable.....
What the heck
does "not supposed to be competitive" mean? You have every right to be upset!
I'd be seriously pissed. I'd be inclined to take my business elsewhere.
Originally Posted by teed off
Originally Posted by barbm12thtee
So we had our Couples member/guest tournament today. It's a select shot for the team of four (scramble). This year at the last minute we were informed only the ladies could putt on the even holes and everyone could putt on the odd holes. The team I was on came in second.
Afterwards we found out the team that beat us by one stroke had five players on their team.The extra player
was a woman who is an excellent player, we were told she only chipped and putted . This mean there was an extra player chipping and putting on nine holes and an extra woman putting and chipping on the other nine hole holes.
This team beat our team by one stroke. When we asked the head pro why they had an extra player his response was, "because I can do that". Yadda Yadda Yadda he said it's all about having fun....a social event....not suppose to be competitive.
Is it just me or is this not right? By the way the team that won, one of the guys, is the Pros really good friend. Also there was money gift cards involved.
Looks like this was set up as a fun tournament and exceptions to the rules were made re: "The extra player" to accommodate all who wanted to play. I think that the club pro did a good job of solving the odd paring issue and hopefully everyone had a good time.
Now, if the gift cards were valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars each, then you may have a legitimate argument.
Nuts to this. If the "extra" player wants to play, she can get her own team together. Giving one team a significant advantage is just wrong, especially when your buddy is on that team.