THANK you for a most enjoyable, informative and entertaining magazine.
As the director of a junior academy I have distributed your publication to both staff and students alike. I know the students enjoy the publication and ‘hang out’ for the new delivery. We have over 50 students involved in the College’s Golf program. I, and my staff, are very focused on bringing the game of golf to as many kids as possible.
Golf is a way of life, the honesty, etiquette and discipline golf teaches us has many important life lessons.
Having said that I recently played a prestigious Pro-am locally. I do not usually play these events due to my role as an educator, the cost involved and the logistics of only getting entry for the weekend.
Anyway, I was thrilled to be invited to play the final day with the pros and looked forward to the experience. What I unfortunately witnessed over the 5 (Yes 5!!) hours of play was poor form at best. The behaviour of two of the pros I saw bordered on pathetic as the pro in front swore loudly, beat his club against the buggy and tossed it at one stage. The pro I played with was at pains to engage in conversation, and proceeded to play a card game on his iPhone for 16 holes. What a letdown and poor form by the ones I am teaching my elite group to aspire to. I recognise that this does not represent all pros but a small minority and it is hard to have a conversation and concentrate and that this is their livelihood but the etiquette and underlying principles do not change. Poor form men! Robin Wust, via email