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    Golf Pass Etiquette

    I went in with 3 of my buddies to purchase a "corporate membership" at a local golf course at the start of the year. This allows us a total of 4 free rounds of golf, including cart, per day, 7 days a week.

    This really works out well for the four of us. Two are teachers with very active summer weekends, which means they can play a lot during the week. Myself and the 4th guy have 8-5, M-F type jobs, so we get the weekends.

    We are able to play for free, and bring anybody we want to fill a 4-some, who in turn play for free.

    My question is, since we made the initial investment, is it too much to expect those we have brought along multiple times to pick up the tab for beers (or at least to stuff a ton of beers in their bag)? We are not really a corporation, so it's not like we are bringing 'customers'. We are bringing other friends who may not golf as much as we do, or would like.

    I ask, because there are a couple who have used this deal multiple times, and have never offered anything, while others are quick to do so. Just wondering if you all think I (and the other 3) have a legitimate beef with the ones I now consider flat out free loaders.



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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    (note: I've only golfed one time in my life, so take it with a grain of salt)

    If I was the guy tagging along I would have no problem either throwing some cash your way or like you said picking up tabs for beer. So long as it was just a bit less than what I would pay if it wasn't for your deal I'd be happy to help out and not expect a free pass.



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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    If I were being treated to a round of golf by my buddies, i would definitely buy a couple of rounds.



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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    What time do we tee off? Beer is on me.


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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    This is like the 10th etiquette thread this week.


    Last edited by JUKEBOX; 08-04-2010 at 02:14 PM.

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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    What time do we tee off? Beer is on me.
    Ditto



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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Ditto
    There ya go, invite 1010100110101100111 and I, and we will split the beer tab.


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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    There ya go, invite 1010100110101100111 and I, and we will split the beer tab.
    I'll let you know when I'm playing next and have two passes, and we'll all get ******



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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    Easy answer. Quit taking them. Then when they ask what happened. Explain that there are others that are willing to pay for the beverages since they are getting a free ride.


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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by enisthemenace View Post
    I went in with 3 of my buddies to purchase a "corporate membership" at a local golf course at the start of the year. This allows us a total of 4 free rounds of golf, including cart, per day, 7 days a week.

    This really works out well for the four of us. Two are teachers with very active summer weekends, which means they can play a lot during the week. Myself and the 4th guy have 8-5, M-F type jobs, so we get the weekends.

    We are able to play for free, and bring anybody we want to fill a 4-some, who in turn play for free.

    My question is, since we made the initial investment, is it too much to expect those we have brought along multiple times to pick up the tab for beers (or at least to stuff a ton of beers in their bag)? We are not really a corporation, so it's not like we are bringing 'customers'. We are bringing other friends who may not golf as much as we do, or would like.

    I ask, because there are a couple who have used this deal multiple times, and have never offered anything, while others are quick to do so. Just wondering if you all think I (and the other 3) have a legitimate beef with the ones I now consider flat out free loaders.
    Stop inviting the freeloaders. Or at least invite them only when all others have turned you down.


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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    Stop inviting the freeloaders. Or at least invite them only when all others have turned you down.
    Exactly.



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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    How could someone not be willing to give beers for a free round of golf?

    If they are not so good of friends, don't invite them back



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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    How could someone not be willing to give beers for a free round of golf?

    If they are not so good of friends, don't invite them back
    This.



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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by MrReality View Post
    This.

    no sense of humor on this board huh



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    Re: Golf Pass Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneInColorado View Post
    no sense of humor on this board huh
    PM a mod if you wish to discuss this.



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