Council nab ticket cheats
Council snoops nabbing golf ticket cheats and slow players?
Good on them I say – the more they nab the better!
Those sneaking on without buying a ticket are only robbing the honest golfers who have paid.
And slow play just spoils the round for everyone – whether they have paid or not!
Back in my short- trousered days – when a Seafield schoolboy season ticket was just two shillings and sixpence! – we welcomed the sight of the Parks Department inspector’s peaked cap looming over the hills.
The other boys who had “sneaked on” quickly disappeared into the trees – leaving the course free for the genuine ticket holders to enjoy.
We also had our own strategy for slow players. If they fell more than a hole behind – we would ask to ‘ play through’.
And if our request was refused – we just walked through them anyway!
But the most heinous golf course crime in those days was . . . ball theft!
You and your mates would watch your shots safely hit the green – only for some rascal to run out from the trees, scoop them up and scarper!
It’s no wonder I never turned pro - I just didn’t have the balls for it!