Coun­cil nab ticket cheats

Ayrshire Post - - Prestwick News -

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!

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