Golf Pass Etiquette

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  1. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. ISUKyro

    ISUKyro Well-Known Member

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    (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.
     
  3. l2alphmacchio

    l2alphmacchio Member

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

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

    JUKEBOX Well-Known Member

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    #5 JUKEBOX, Aug 4, 2010
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    This is like the 10th etiquette thread this week.
     
  6. 1100011CS

    1100011CS Well-Known Member

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    Ditto
     
  7. brianhos

    brianhos Moderator
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    There ya go, invite 1010100110101100111 and I, and we will split the beer tab.
     
  8. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    I'll let you know when I'm playing next and have two passes, and we'll all get ****** :biglaugh:
     
  9. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    Stop inviting the freeloaders. Or at least invite them only when all others have turned you down.
     
  11. 2020cy

    2020cy Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.
     
  12. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    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
     
  13. MrReality

    MrReality Member

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    This.
     
  14. CloneInColorado

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    no sense of humor on this board huh
     
  15. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    PM a mod if you wish to discuss this.
     
  16. cyinne

    cyinne Active Member

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    No.... just not a bunch pervs.
     
  17. CloneInColorado

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    well if you would have read it. i just took the op's post and inserted a few of my own words tongue in cheek because of all the damn etiquette threads. seriously guys take the corn cob out of your *****
     
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  18. cyinne

    cyinne Active Member

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    I did read it and was absolutely shocked to what I read. I saw your "version" before this thread.

    You sir need to take your mind out of the gutter.
     
  19. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    Back to the original post. Thanks
     
  20. LZclone

    LZclone Active Member

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    Ditto! Hell I'll even through in cigar for the loop!
     

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