- Feb 24, 2014
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- Old Bridge, NJ
Yeah that's fair, and again a rule is a rule, I get that. And if you know the rule either follow it or don't go there, can't argue with that as I mentioned in my 3rd bullet. What I am really speaking to is exactly what you mentioned... why do the silly rules get created in the first place. Or in the absence of rules, it is really unnecessary to give people grief. For example, most munis allow jeans. Not my cup of tea, but some wear them in the cooler weather. Fine, there's no rule against it. Yet if some dude in another foursome is wearing jeans, inevitably someone will make a comment. Why? Who cares? No rule against it, leave the guy alone. That's the stuff I'm talking about.I think obsessed is a strong word, but I have no issues with any paying member of a club having concerns about the collective apparel choices when they go to the club. People have paid their money to that specific location with the expectation that they get the experience the course lays out for them, and when others don't abide by those conditions, I can absolutely accept that it would bother them.
I'll give you a simple example of this.. My course has in their dress code the expectation that hats are to be worn forward. I think it's a bit overkill, however as a 20 year member of the club, I've always respected the rule, even though I enjoy flipping my hat backwards at times. If I see someone not respecting that aspect of our dress code, I'll certainly make a comment about it to the group with a laugh, but probably not to staff. Am I being obsessed? Nah. Am I observing someone who isn't doing what they should be doing? Definitely.