Have some awesome news and a little story (and pictures!)
first of all I wanted to give a huge, massive thanks to PING for really taking care of me, putting up with requests, and doing everything they could to make me happy. Which is not always easy to do. I think I've been more or less converted . I've always wanted a set of PING clubs and now it has happened
New sticks came in today! And they look awesome.
Recently a close friend was diagnosed with cancer, so those close to them are trying to show our constant support in any way we can. Plus, pink is really my favorite color. And as we all know, PING is not a stranger to mixing pink with their golf equipment, so I cannot express truly how thankful I am to everyone with PING for doing this for me. The alignment line (bottom groove) is also in pink but I wasn't able to upload that as well because of file size.
cant wait to hit these. Kind of. Part of me also wants to put them in a shadow box so I can drool forever
The crime being committed was the sale of stolen property. The sale could have been stopped by simply walking up and saying "Hey, those are my clubs, they were stolen this morning at ______ Golf Course" Crime stopped.
Use of deadly force to detain a thief, in this case a person attempting to sell stolen goods, is unreasonable, given the nature of the crime. The age or physical condition of the peace officer is no excuse to use excessive force. If he can't make the arrest using procedures appropriate to the crime, he shouldn't try. His duty is to take reasonable steps to apprehend, not any and all measures.
It seems this thread is coming to a stalemate, one where a group feels Mr. Acree was totally justified in pulling his weapon to detain a thief, and another group that believes he was out of bounds doing that. I'm going to make an effort to stop posting here, there just doesn't seem to be anything new to add until we hear more about the results of any prosecutions and/or firearm licensing reviews.