Originally Posted by Sam
Bob... please go back and read who started the thread - not Pat. I then spoke to Jamie and asked if she wanted to attend the clinics or play mixed doubles since ONE OF THE OTHER LADIES had suggested it. She wanted to play mixed doubles so I posted as much. Not Pat's decision. Not Sam's decision. Their ladies' decisions.
I appreciate all of the hard work and all of the planning going into this event and I am sure it is going to be awesome. That said, I find the tack taken here an odd one - the ladies who sign up for the event are not allowed to play on the course during one of the activities that they might not be interested in? That's like closing the course during the ring of fire to get more people to participate in that.
I am fine with not playing doubles. I was just getting on board with one of the shiny ladies' ideas. I just find the tack odd. I can see the edict - participate in the clinics or don't bother coming - being taken in a way that maybe it wasn't intended.
Sam, I know you or Pat didn't start the thread and that you were only "getting onboard" with the idea of mixed doubles. Without looking back I believe there was somebody else "getting onboard". I didn't want to see EVERBODY "getting onboard", and this snwoballing when the event is being planned already. If someone signed up for Rose City Open, then thought it would be more fun to not play the event as planned, (singles) and decided they wanted to play doubles during the tournament, I think I would have to say, sorry folks but you can't do it.
darrl..........I do appologize if this all sounds like we are piling up on you. That is not the intent. If you don't want to participate in the clinics that is fine and I'm sure not a problem. As I said before, I too think playing partner doubles sounds like a great idea and I'm all for it. Just not here! I did a couples only day at Timber in February which was a lot of fun and maybe we are overdue for another. I believe that because of the work, planning, and success of last years Chick Flick, my couples day was able to be a success, as many of the ladies started playing or were motivated to keep playing because of their involvement in the Chick Flick.
I really don't even feel comfortable having to reply on this thread since I am not part of the Chick Flick, and want the ladies to do it all themselves as they have shown they are able to do so well on their own. I just want the guys to understand and realize that this really is ALL about the ladies.