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Bad Fan Behavior

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by TheTrueReview, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Justin Thomas Helps Eject Fan After 'Inappropriate' Remark | Golf Channel

    I can see Justin Thomas becoming a target of more drunken morons in future. The guy has done nothing wrong except call out really bad behavior.

    I see there was a Bear Trap “Party Tent” at 17. That was never going to end well. Apparently morons were mistiming their “bubba booey" and calling out during the backswing.

    C’mon PGA Tour. Get tough on the tourney organisers to stamp out this crap.
     
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  2. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    ^^^^^^^^
    Totally agree!! Golf tournaments should not be WWE events! NASCAR fans love the crashes. Football fans love to hear the sound of bodies colliding at breakneck speed. NHL fans live for the fist fights on ice. Golf, OTOH, is supposed to be the "gentleman's " sport. The PGA probably won't do anything. They make too much money off the beer tents. All professional sports, PGA included, are begging for attendance numbers. So, they will tolerate... even encourage... misbehavior if it generates dollars. Sad.......
     
  3. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    I see nothing wrong with the loud cheers and roars heard across the entire course when someone makes a big putt. Or groans when the putt to win lips out. Sure in my mind that's all good sportsmanship. I'd be cheering as loud as I could for my favourite player too.

    I do have a problem with wishing ill will towards someone in the midst of competition. Especially these guys playing on golf's biggest stage. And this shouting "get in the hole" for a tee shot on a 590 par 5... Common! Something needs to be done reign this in. Good on JT for removing a problem!!
     
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    Good for him! And good riddance to those rude people.
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    PGA Tour should hire Steve Williams to handle this problem. He busted a few cameras and chewed a few a$$es when he was looping for Tiger.
     
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  6. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    I don't get it. In my country, we have our share of drunk d!ckheads at golf events. Thankfully it's in the (very small) minority and most get ejected the moment they start annoying people. But anyone shouting out "bubba booey", "mashed potato" etc would risk getting pounded by other spectators.

    When I watch the PGA Tour coverage, the ground mics seem to pick up the calling out of drunken d!ckheads more and more. I know the ground mics can be misleading as to the true state of affairs but it gives the impression that this behaviour is on the increase at events. It gives the impression that 98% are drunkenly shouting "bubba booey" etc.

    The PGA Tour needs to grow a pair and do something about it.
     
  7. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Rory wades in.

    “Rory McIlroy suggested Saturday that the PGA Tour might need to consider curbing alcohol sales to stop some of the abusive fan behavior that has become more prevalent at events.

    McIlroy said that a fan repeatedly yelled his wife’s name (Erica) during the third round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.”

    Rory McIlroy: Time for PGA Tour to limit alcohol sales on course | Golf Channel
     
  8. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    I think Rory might be on to something. Some ass hat was following him around, yelling his wife’s name?? Saturday at Bay Hill. That’s just ridiculous. Regardless of Sunday’s outcome.
     
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    SiberianDVM I love Hooters Moderator

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    Better than his wife repeatedly yelling the fan's name.........
     
  10. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Sergio gets a moron ejected.

    “The guy obviously was shouting not very nice things at me. So I pointed him out to my [police] officer and then he decided to get him out of the course because he was being disrespectful not only to me but to everyone around,” said Garcia following his Day 2 match, a 2-up victory over Dylan Frittelli.”

    Fan Ejected for Heckling Sergio Garcia | Golf Channel
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    I'll bet money alcohol sales are a pretty solid part of income at tournaments considering the mark up I saw at the US Open. Drunk people spend money...not only on more drinks, but also on $130 tee shirts and $150 polo shirts.

    Kicking people out that cause a disturbance is obviously the solution. Curbing the alcohol sales just isn't going to happen IMO.

    This isn't even considering the logistics of trying to still sell alcohol but not over serve certain people. A punch card maybe? lol
     
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    An idiot calls out during Tiger’s backswing on 18 tee in R4 of the Open. This calling out sh1t must be stopped!
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Short of not allowing any spectators on the course, you're not going to stop it. The worst you can do is remove them from the property, and if they're ready to leave anyway, that's not much of a deterrent.
     
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    That was pretty bush league though. Final round of a major, really!?!
     
  15. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    The culture has to be turned around. The fact that people turn up to an event thinking it’s okay to do that is what needs to be changed.
     
  16. eclark53520

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    I don't disagree with you. I still think attempting to 'change the culture' in any specific way, is going to cause the problem to get worse. It's like telling your teenage daughter she can't date the guy with the motorcycle.

    They attempted to curb the streaking at major sporting events by simply not showing them on TV. Streaking still occurs, I don't know if the frequency of events has dropped off or not.
     
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    Remove them immediately, fine them, and ban them from attending future tournaments. You may not be able stop it completely, but it would prevent repeat offenders.

    The Masters seems to do a good job of limiting it with the threat of being banned.
     
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    All that needs to be done is set an expectation and enforce it. You start taking some of these donks by the collar and sitting them on the curb, it would change behaviors.

    I think the proliferation of Social Media has gave every Tom, Dick and Harry the feeling that they are somehow important and have a voice. This combined with the fact that everyone is now somehow special is a toxic brew.

    I am a bit surprised to see so much of this behavior at the Open. They have some of the best spectators and it is usually reserved. Sad...
     
  19. eclark53520

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    Removal is already a thing, and as I said, it's not really much of a deterrent.

    They could theoretically hand out fines...I guess...however, how are they going to collect? Take a bunch of individuals that refuse to pay to small claims court? It would be a civil suit assuming they put in the 'agreement' by purchasing a ticket or attending the event that a fine would be assessed for yelling. I know I wouldn't pay them shit if they assessed me a 'fine'. I can't imagine the type of people willing to yell shit out like that are willing to voluntarily pay a fine.

    Ban them from all future tournaments? Are we going to start checking everyone's ID upon entry and checking it against a database of people that have been 'banned'. That's going to cost millions to implement and maintain. Not feasible for something that will never generate any revenue, IMO of course.



    My idea...allow the gallery to collectively beat the shit out of anyone that does this. No repercussions. You agree by attending to have your ass beat for yelling shit out. Massive legal issues here, obviously.
     
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    subsonic Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ahhh... The good old days... As my Pops used to say " Ain't nobody above an ass whippin!" We need a little bit of this back in society IMHO :):D:cool:
     

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