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Comment from: Shanks [Visitor] Email
As most visitors aren't allowed on the tips, my group discovered that there is little difference between Open rota courses and many of the fine links that are used for Open qualifying and othe important competitions. The primary difference was in the price of the green fees. What do we care if there's extra room for grandstands, parking and the tented village.
2009-05-05 @ 10:55
Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Visitor] Email
Very good point Shanks,

At many of these courses, the only way you can play from a set further back is if you're a scratch player and call ahead in advance. I'm not crazy about that philosophy, but tradition is tradition.
2009-05-05 @ 12:58
Comment from: Wendy (UK) [Visitor] Email
Brandon - "it's system for allowing public play is clear, concise & fair" ..........
"Ladies may only play if accompanied by a gentleman player". I can understand why a club can have any rules it likes for members, but don't understand how it can get away with such discrimination for general public.

Shanks - don't invite the lovely Mrs. Shanks to play at Muirfield with you .......
"There are no lunch facilities for ladies but sandwiches & drinks can be provided in the Captain's Room. "You just pop off for your ham sandwich, dear, whilst I repair to the gentleman's dining room". Your next round in heaven, methinks!

I'm b**g*red (technical term) if I'll pay £175 to those old b's calling themselves The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. (Not even for reduced golf fees for ladies, even if I have just disqualified myself :).
2009-05-05 @ 13:30
Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Visitor] Email
Ah Wendy, I forgot about their little "no women" rule, I suppose my use of "fair" was a bit misleading. Good call. That said, it's their club and they can do what they please, but Shanks is right, you can't play from the pro tees there anyways, so 175 is a bit of a stretch.
2009-05-05 @ 13:44
Comment from: Shanks [Visitor] Email
Wendy, the lovely Mrs. Shanks would say "They don't want me there, fine, I'll take that same 175 pounds and spend the afternoon shopping in Edinburgh. She's rather tenacious in that regard.

BTuck, I'd love to read your comparison of golf in northern Scotland to the East Lothian & St. Andrews area.
2009-05-06 @ 13:29
Comment from: Wendy (UK) [Visitor] Email
Brandon, I'm sorry, in retrospect my comment sounds a bit petty when you were actually doing course reviews, but in my defense I have already complimented you on the quality of those.

Shanks, tenacity is a fine quality indeed.

2009-05-06 @ 18:15
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2009-07-13 @ 07:23
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2011-01-14 @ 09:34
Comment from: Peter Sellar [Visitor]
Being a Scot but thank god now domiciled in Canada where we do not have to weear an old school tie. I don't know how the members of Muirfield can still call themselves 'honourabl;e'. It's 2012 and time to wake up and smell the rosees 'old boys'
2012-06-05 @ 07:31

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