During the summer months I play at a local 9 hole 6K yard course. On weekends a group of approx. 24 guys get together and play a quota match. We get paired up and play the field. The quota entry fee is $20 where 50% of the purse goes to the individual winners & the other 50% go to the best team.
Last weekend I was paired up with our Assistant Pro at the club who is seeking his PGA membership and hopes to become a full member by the end of the season. He's a nice young gentleman and hits a pretty decent ball.
After the round I asked the assistant for his $20 anti in to the pool. He told me he doesn't pay. I said Huh!!!! He replied his partner puts up his money for his game. :-o
I asked the person running the game and he said it's protocol that the partner of the Assistant or Pro put up his portion as respect. I am still baffled by that one.
So, is this so called common protocol???? Maybe if he was Greg Norman or Tiger Woods I'd agree. But this kid is nothing more than a PGA apprentice.
He shot a 74 with no strokes to the field. I wasn't impressed.
Also, would he have a Ghin #??? I couldn't find his past scores or Handicap on line.
I would love to hear your opinion :-)