Yes different cultures across the pond. I am quite possibly of an older generation, and the majority of golfers I play with don't take well to foreigners. That isn't to say we don't let them on the local course, because we welcome all. That said, I live in a part of the country that can be described a little England.
In Germany where my wife is staying at 9pm, everyone in the apartments goes out on their balconys and starts clapping and cheering. They are doing it for the health care workes as a show of support. Kind of cool.