I was excited to hear that the NW dubs event was a big hit this weekend and that Sheila pulled it all together in my absence - thanks soooo much!
But, I was alerted to a very disappointing event that took place during signups. The tourney went beyond the 72 player capacity by a team (or two?) and Sheila had to turn away late signups. Josh Morris was one of these.
Instead of understanding the limits of the TD and respecting her generous donation of time and energy to this event (not to mention to the fundraiser), he threw a temper-tantrum and blamed her
In case showing up early is not your idea of common sense, it was also clearly outlined here in advance:
IMPORTANT: Registration will be done on Saturday morning on a first come first serve basis. Maximum of 72 players (36 teams)! There will be NO 6somes.
I know that Sheila is pretty disappointed by this and probably too generous in letting this go unmentioned, but it is a recurrent theme amongst golfers that we think it is OK to disrespect a TD and expect them to mother us.
And guess what? Sheila doesn't really want to run future events. I know that I have dealt with some form of this childishness at many of the events I've run and it really gets to you. You volunteer your time and effort towards an event and receive criticism by those who have contributed nothing on their own.
If you want to know why we (Washington) have defensive TD's...
If you want to know why our TD's burn out...
If you want to know why we are systematically short on volunteers...
Look no further than the behavior displayed towards a dedicated volunteer