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LPGA to require players to speak English...

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by TheWOAT, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. ezra76

    ezra76 Well-Known Member

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    Ding, ding, ding... we have a winner! Maybe Michelle Wie should just try the Korean Ladies tour?
     
  2. David Hillman

    David Hillman Well-Known Member

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    Question for anyone who thinks this new policy is illegal, or should be...

    Why, then, is it legal for the LPGA to discriminate on the basis of gender?
     
  3. Eracer

    Eracer No more triple bogies!!

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    Good question. Thing is, there is no law against that. Just like there's no law against that club in Georgia prohibiting women from becoming members.

    This isn't Hooters we're talking about...
     
  4. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Taylormade Ho' Magnet

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    Thats irrelevant.. Losing a mouth? Guess it can happen.

    What if I was an amazing court recorder.. Then was in an explosion and went deaf... Should I automatically act like the court should allow me to keep my job or get me a interpreter of sign language so I could understand what was being said?

    It's pointless to look at it like that. It's not discrimination, plain and simple.

    They have choices.
     
  5. JEFF4i

    JEFF4i She lives! Supporting Member

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    A touch extreme Adam. In this case I'm sure that the LPGA would allow for signing, since being mute is a disability, being Korean isn't.
     
  6. David Hillman

    David Hillman Well-Known Member

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    You're right, there is no law against a Tour deciding, more or less on a whim, who may or may not participate. If there were, there'd be a slam-dunk lawsuit filed yesterday by a couple hundred Nationwide Tour ( total purse, ~$20M ) guys against the LPGA ( total purse, ~$90M ), and for that matter, the Senior Tour ( ~$55M total purse ).
     
  7. TheWOAT

    TheWOAT Well-Known Member

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    Then the LPGA's english test would be limited to knowing the word "Fore" and when to use it. Really, there are no safety concerns.

    I dont get why the LPGA made this announcement. They should have just sent a memo out to players giving them a few years to learn English, then readdress the issue at that time.. kept it low key... It all seems kinda drastic.
     
  8. xamilo

    xamilo Right Curving Driver.... Supporting Member

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    If the rule passes, would I be allowed to play being a mute woman?
     
  9. Harry Longshanks

    Harry Longshanks bow-chicka-bow-wow

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    You're a mute woman?

    I guess it would be fine as long as you are unable to speak English. Now if you were unable to speak Korean, there might be a problem. ;)
     
  10. ezra76

    ezra76 Well-Known Member

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    What if you were a mute woman who used sign language but it was Korean sign language?

    Imagine that, a hot mute chick who not only loves but kicks a$$ at golf. Dream girl. [​IMG]
     
  11. rubber314chicken

    rubber314chicken Thats what she said

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    because there is a league for those who are not allowed in- men. its called the PGA, and for old men, the senior tour. as long as there is a group for everyone to be in (should they have the ability) then I see nothing wrong.
     
  12. Harry Longshanks

    Harry Longshanks bow-chicka-bow-wow

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    So, you are saying "separate but equal" is okay with you?
     
  13. ezra76

    ezra76 Well-Known Member

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    ... it's called the Asian Tour. [​IMG]

    http://www.lagt.org/

    Take a look at the 07 major winners on that tour. How do you think they'd feel about having to speak Chinese and/or Korean to be able to play?
     
  14. Harry Longshanks

    Harry Longshanks bow-chicka-bow-wow

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    Very good point!

    It's the "diplomatic immunity" argument: The reason we have it is not because we want to protect guilty foreign officials on U.S. soil from prosecution in U.S. Courts. We have it because we want our diplomats on foreign soil to be protected from persecution in foreign courts.

    Or, if the LAGT adopts a similar policy, it might be referred to as the "neener-neener-neener" argument.
     
  15. rubber314chicken

    rubber314chicken Thats what she said

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    in this case, yes. how do you think women would feel if they had to compete with tiger? Men in sports are better in some, and worse (namely some parts of gymnastics) then women. Wouldn't it make sense to have people put into categories based on if they are women, men, or old to make it a competition of skill among those with the equal opportunities?
     
  16. Victory

    Victory Well-Known Member

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    someone will be looking for a new job.--- and the lawsuits will start rolling in.. wild the LPGA rolled this out. does not help them - at all.
     
  17. Adam Pettman

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    Some would argue that neither could speak English, no matter what the reason.
     
  18. Irish

    Irish Well-Known Member

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    she's also have to ability to suck a golf ball through a garden hose, have a head the shape of a table and enjoy spending time on her knees :)
     
  19. JEFF4i

    JEFF4i She lives! Supporting Member

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    And those some would be missing a distinction the size of the Grand Canyon.
     
  20. slank & slope

    slank & slope Well-Known Member

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    Whats with all the bleeding hearts on here. They have the right to exclude anyone they want. Its their dime.
     

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