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I'm sitting in front of my Florida world, looking at the sturdy knee high socks which I purchased when first playing in the Elie Links Championship back in the day. They cost me 25 squid, and I was honoured to have played that day with the person who still holds the lowest score of 65 (I believe) for the qualifying for match play.Please man up guys and gals here who believe that "fashionable stretch denim Jean's" are nothing more than a transatlantic oxymoron......[/size]Rich[/color]
I'm hoping at least one of us will be wearing shorts and socks when the elite band of GCAers play it tomorrow!F.
Many of the courses state they require a handicap card to play them. I have carried my freshly printed handicap card with me every time I have come to play in the British Isles. Not one single course has asked me to see it. Am I supposed to call every club where I play and ask whether they really need the handicap card? I carried the letter of introduction from my club to Royal Portrush. No one asked me to see it. Am I supposed to call Royal Portrush and ask if they really want the letter they so adamantly insist on on their website? Am I supposed to call every club where I play and ask if they really enforce their dress code, because by far most have the code on the books but you can see they don't enforce it by what other players there are wearing.There are plenty of places I would rather play than Elie, so I have no worries about swearing I won't be back. It after all is a long and tiresome trip. I can use less tiresome hosts.
Garland,Eden and the Castle course are both municipals where as Elie is a private so a different kettle of fish.
I canít help it, I find this tantrum hilarious.
Quote from: BHoover on May 23, 2019, 07:27:50 AMI canít help it, I find this tantrum hilarious.+1 Someone needs to put on their big boy pants.
Quote from: James Brown on May 21, 2019, 11:51:34 AMWhat a shame for anyone to divorce themselves from Elie over having to buy pants because you lost our luggage. I lost my whole kit with Air Canada for the first two days of a trip to Cabot last summer and was faced with the prospectThe thought of traveling so far for destination golf and then getting hamstrung over clothing and equipment is alien to me. Fore!Two words. Ship Sticks
What a shame for anyone to divorce themselves from Elie over having to buy pants because you lost our luggage. I lost my whole kit with Air Canada for the first two days of a trip to Cabot last summer and was faced with the prospectThe thought of traveling so far for destination golf and then getting hamstrung over clothing and equipment is alien to me. Fore!
Quote from: Jon Wiggett on May 23, 2019, 03:43:03 AMGarland,Eden and the Castle course are both municipals where as Elie is a private so a different kettle of fish. What's your point? I am interested in what I enjoy playing, not whether they are private or public.
Garland,I was so sorry to hear from others of this thread and your unsatisfactory experience. As a proud member of the Golf House Club it is, of course, extremely disappointing to hear that an unaccompanied American visitor has had such an unsatisfying experience. I will take this matter up with the committee.What I propose to suggest is that the club conducts an urgent and complete review of the way it deals with unaccompanied visitor play. In doing that, I will ask them to pay particular attention to how US private clubs treat unaccompanied visitor play. Given Elie's prestige and history and(as has been pointed to already in this thread, it's strong connections with the R&A), we will, I am sure, take soundings from clubs such as Seminole, San Francisco Golf Club and Pine Valley and learn from the way those clubs would have handled an unaccompanied visitor in stretch denim. I have little doubt that the club will learn from this episode. It seems to me that the only way forward for the club will be to adopt the stance of those US private clubs and ban unaccompanied visitor play completely. I'm sure you'll agree that is the only way forward for private UK clubs to avoid inconveniencing people like you and your son in future.As to your concern that Elie and its traditions are killing junior golf in Scotland. We struggle along with just 160 junior members and the waiting list for membership is just a couple of years, so I will bring this to the urgent attention of the committee.Finally, Iím delighted to see that you have been able to see the bigger picture. Rather than take your anger and frustration on the airline, who, after all, did nothing wrong other than lose your baggage, you have seen the important issue and focussed in on it. A lesser man might even have thought of asking the airline to pay for the cost of those trousers.Yours Respectfully,Mark
Please Garland,you should know that a muni in the UK will almost always allow denim on the course
Quote from: Jon Wiggett on May 24, 2019, 02:40:47 AMPlease Garland,you should know that a muni in the UK will almost always allow denim on the course I rocked up at my local muni at Altrincham last night after work for a quick nine holes. I was wearing my jeans and asked about dress code as I paid my eight quid.Suffice to say I changed into my golf pants in the car park!