Originally Posted by Lihu
Originally Posted by Strandly
I've never told anyone to shut off their music, I'd just prefer it if it was not played even if it was music I liked.
Actually, the thought never crossed my mind to turn on music on the golf course.
I've never heard anyone's music playing on the course before.
This^^. Not sure why it has suddenly become an issue - 10 years ago I'd never even seen anyone plugged in on the course, much less with speakers. I think that too many people are addicted to their iPods, etc. That was fine until they had to go from headphones and earbuds to speakers. With headphones, they were were only rudely ignoring the people they were playing with, but speakers extends the rudeness to anyone within earshot. For me, one reason for getting out on the course is to get away from that. It's why I don't use or even turn on my cell phone on the course.
There are places where such things are appropriate - my friends have them for our group beach or boat outings. For picnics and family gatherings away from the house, no problem, again as long as you don't impose your music on others.
When I'm on the golf course, I'd rather listen to the birds and the breeze, and to the natural sounds of golf balls ricocheting off trees and cart paths.