Originally Posted by Sam
Papa... the story I heard was that you were in third and the two guys who got the DQ were in first and second. I think that that part of the story - true or not - is what might have led to the vilification.
Nope...with four holes to go in the final round (before the final nine) I was in first place. This was also after I had said at the beginning of the round that I was not cool with this activity during an event and would have to report any occurences that happened. Two others in our group said that they also did not want this going on and they assured the two that did wish to engage in the activity that they could be sure I would take action.
However, what place you are in has nothing to do with following the rules of our game. Past the fact that it is a rule, it is also at this time illegal. In Washington state, drinking alcohol in our public parks without a permit is also illegal.
What I am really trying to say is forget about what you may consider grand inequities in the law. The bottom line is that at this point these are the laws. If we uphold them and abide by them it will better present our sport and our participants to those that are new or interested. Putting our best foot forward does do positive things. Showing our backside, like what happened in Florida and other places, yields results like losing the great Red Hawk Course.