Originally Posted by midnightbui
Where in my post did i say we celebrated birdies? I said hole in one. Too me if my group got a birdie we would act liked we've been there and move onto the next hole. but a hole in one, i dont know anyone who wouldnt celebrate...
With respect to the birdie putt I was referring to the original poster's situation and his son making a birdie putt and your comment "It is never ok to yell since it is disrespectful".
This was not just a regular golfer in a group getting a birdie but someone's young son making a birdie for the first time. As a parent I still remember my son's first birdie and I am sure I was cheering loudly about it.
It is a very proud moment for any parent.
If they were the group in front of me I would have gone over and celebrated with them and offered to take a picture of the moment.
Attitudes like those old farts is what will kill this game.
I know that I had to offer up all sorts of bribes and encouragement just to get my son to play when he was young.
Golf was not as exciting as hockey or soccer to him.
How discouraging is it to get yelled at just because they were celebrating the son's first birdie.