I understand your point. But I am stating that my company uses the same approach. They try and make HR statements generic and gender neutral like "best employee for the job". So it is not isolated to college campuses. I would even suggest that businesses like my company have been doing this a lot longer. People in this thread are making a PC fuss about Princeton, when in really, Princeton is just catching up now.
I will add that it doesn't bother me either way. It also reminds me of this scene in Life of Brian.
Scott, I fully get that, certain words are offensive and should be treated with zero tolerance. We're talking about words like "mankind" and "layman"
These are not offensive words and to anyone that is offended I suggest they look up their official meanings and not just be offended by the presence of "man" in the word. I'll even give them a pass on "best man for the job" unless we're talking about a job only men can do like NFL football player.
I watched Hard Knocks (LA Rams) last night and the Greg Williams had a great quote that he used after a cuss filled rant where many of the rookies looked like they were about to cry cause he hurt their feelings. After he told them to toughen up he said, "People that have enabled you your entire life and disabled you for the future."
If these words offend people then we're about to rewrite the entire dictionary because once we start removing these words from our daily use someone will move on and find a bunch more.
As long as you don't do a quick transition between two extremes, you probably ought to be all right.
Suppose you're going going to play somewhere quick inside of the next 24 hours. I'd try to avoid practicing somewhere real slow. Otherwise, it probably doesn't matter.
I will practice the night before on the rug and linoleum floors. Use a small water bottle and try to just tap it. 3 balls from 2,4,6 and 8'. This helps me with my stroke and lines. Before my round I use the practice green for about 10 mins to get an idea of the green speeds for the day.