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Old 07-21-2020, 02:50 PM
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I thought that was always the requirement? How else were they getting RA's?
golf bosses wouldn't give me RA till I showed them handicap parking card. not anything new
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Old 07-21-2020, 03:03 PM
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Have heard from several reliable sources that big changes are coming for the Reasonable Accommodation process on Championship Golf Courses. I suppose this could be a rumor but the sources I have heard this from are internal golf personnel who have been given this information at employee meetings. Here's the scoop:

Effective 1/1/21 current RA system is fazed out. In order to get similar privileges it will be necessary to get a Florida Handicap Placard with all that entails. No longer is it permissible to get walking relief on the golf course unless you are officially handicapped in accordance with State DMV rules. Despite the fact that I am physically unable to walk from Cart paths to Greens for 18 holes in the blistering sun I am still capable of walking from a non handicap space at a Publix parking lot to go to the front entrance. Therefore, I must be handicapped as defined by Florida DMV rules in order to drive within 15 feet of a putting surface (30 under the proposed rules). Basically this means I will have to either get my Dr. to falsify the degree of my walking disability to meet DMV Standards or quit playing golf in the friendly confines of TV. Additionally, I understand that restriction for proximity to greens and tees under the new system will be less advantages than at present.

Interested if anyone can shed further light on this subject.
If you read the whole thing, the part I like is that you shouldn't park in front of a green. There is nothing worse, especially when play is slow, than having someone with a tag parked 15 feet right in front of a green, then walk to his cart while his playing companions are already gone, then screw around in his bag for 2-3 minutes, then mark his score. Everyone who does that should go back to good golf school
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Old 07-21-2020, 05:58 PM
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That's exactly how the current system works. Does anyone believe the Drs. give a damn which system they are signing papers for that they are charging between $25 and $40 to sign.. Nothing will change.
So who are the doctors.....would be great to call them out, unless of course it's your doctor. Another example of making accusations, no data, and if that would happen why wouldn't you name names?
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