Sounds like a step backwards in the “sport” of golf to me! How ridiculous to mandate carts just to get more people on the course. And they try to say that it’s “not for the money – it’s so more people can golf”. Sure…more people…more revenue for the golf course…more people with mandated carts which aren’t free…more revenue. Do they think we are that stupid?
We have a hard enough time justifying golf as a sport rather than just a game, but if this is allowed to continue, we not only disgrace the sport, the “anti-golfers” of the world can no longer say in the words of Mark Twain, “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” And it would be very unfair to take that pleasure way from those sad cases who have not experienced the joy of walking from a well hit 5 wood up to the green looking at a birdie putt!
Taking the Walk Out of the Game: Public Golf Courses Mandate Carts
By FRANK ELTMAN
New York Sun
27 Aug 2007
EAST MEADOW — One lady on Long Island is boycotting her favorite course. A man in Florida has published a book and even filed lawsuits to defend his rights. And a former golf executive thinks the game, under these circumstances, shouldn’t even be… read more…
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