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Golf heckling

Discussion in 'Controversial Topics' started by Brigham, May 18, 2015.

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  1. Brigham

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    I have just heard about the heckling of Sergio Garcia at Sawgrass GC in the players championship. Apparently he was loudly urged to "Hit it in the water" and various other taunts on his backswing. I have been interested in golf for many years, and in that time I have only known one other case of that sort of thing, which happened to Colin Montgomery in the Ryder cup. Is it time to stop the sale of alcohol at these events?
    This maybe in the wrong section. If so feel free to change it.
     
  2. ckphilli

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    Nah, too much money to be lost by prohibiting the sale of alcohol. Let them eat cake. If the golfer isn't professional enough to hit under any conditions, I question his skill.
     
  3. Brigham

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    You're obviously not a golfer. Apart from that there is the question of sportsmanship.
     
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    Actually I am. Sportsmanship is very important and tickets to these things are very expensive. I don't condone it, but the Pros should be able to take a little heckling. Don't you remember the circus that followed Tiger Woods? He did alright back then.
     
  5. Brigham

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    In this case all the heckling was for him, and I never heard a sound on his backswing,
     
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    Its going to be fun to watch the US Open Championship next month. Since the course was built right next to a set of rail tracks, we will see how the pros handle the train horns !
     
  7. Brigham

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    This will not be a problem. The speed the pros play, they will wait until the train is long gone.
     
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    I don't think you really want to take alcohol away. The Fans will be even crazier...:eek: You're always gonna have Loudmouth Showoffs, at any event...However I do think there should be some kind of action taken when a Fan screams during the Swing....One warning and then Removal of the Offender....After all, it's a Gentleman's Sport....:cool:
     
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    It can't be. I play it!
     
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    Every sport has it's hecklers, and it has little to do with the alcohol served, and more to do with obnoxious personalities. And unfortunately, those personalities can't be eliminated with regulations. ;) These guys are professionals, and should be able to overcome it. If nothing else, the money should be a good motivator to do so.
     
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    If they're married, heckling shouldn't affect them at all!(y):D
     
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    Just want to point out that golf is not a sport neither is tennis, they're games.
     
  13. Brigham

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    What's the difference, and does it matter? At least with golf and tennis there is a scoring system so that players can know if they won or not. I have an objection to, so called sports that rely on judges, like skating and dressage.
     
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    Dressage?
     
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    Horses doing peculiar things.
     
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