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Old 08-02-2021, 09:16 AM
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Simple fix by getting a spectator sticker for the cart when you sign in at the starter shack.
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Just wait until the course is closed............."course closed" is just a suggestion.

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Wasn't this answered by you in a previous post in June?


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LOL I have no advice on dogs, other than the owner should have their pet under control at all times. If dog walkers are not allowed on the golf courses, than dogs should not be there either.
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As a high school teacher, I coached cross country teams for many years. This was in Illinois. We sometimes ran on our local golf course. I figured the same thing was allowed here in The Villages -- but no, the first time I tried to jog on the golf course across the street from my home here, I got run off pronto by a player. It was almost dark, he was the last player of the day, and I was in no way interfering with his game. I guess that's just the way geezers get sometimes. But, you know, if that's the way it is done here, then I figure I need to follow the same rules. I do hate jogging on the streets though. LOL I have no advice on dogs, other than the owner should have their pet under control at all times. If dog walkers are not allowed on the golf courses, than dogs should not be there either."
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As a high school teacher, I coached cross country teams for many years. This was in Illinois. We sometimes ran on our local golf course. I figured the same thing was allowed here in The Villages -- but no, the first time I tried to jog on the golf course across the street from my home here, I got run off pronto by a player. It was almost dark, he was the last player of the day, and I was in no way interfering with his game. I guess that's just the way geezers get sometimes. But, you know, if that's the way it is done here, then I figure I need to follow the same rules. I do hate jogging on the streets though. LOL I have no advice on dogs, other than the owner should have their pet under control at all times. If dog walkers are not allowed on the golf courses, than dogs should not be there either."
No, that's the way people who know and respect the rules respond when they see someone thumbing their nose at them. (Not directed at you, GG, but at the post quoted)
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Old 08-02-2021, 10:32 AM
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I see no problem with dogs on the golf course. From what I see, they would do a lot less damage to the course than the players. And they can 'play' a hole a lot faster.
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No, that's the way people who know and respect the rules respond when they see someone thumbing their nose at them. (Not directed at you, GG, but at the post quoted)
"Rules for thee, not for me".

In any sizeable group of people there are going to be some who ignore rules. Sometimes all it takes is a gentle reminder.

We had just moved in when one morning I found a pile of doggie dung on the grass near the street. I cleaned it up, then went out and bought one of those little signs with a cute little pup on it, urging dog owners to pick up after their pet. It worked. No more poop on the lawn. But two days after I had put it out, I saw that it had been turned around!
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I see no problem with dogs on the golf course. From what I see, they would do a lot less damage to the course than the players. And they can 'play' a hole a lot faster.
Think again. Problem.
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"Rules for thee, not for me".

In any sizeable group of people there are going to be some who ignore rules. Sometimes all it takes is a gentle reminder.

We had just moved in when one morning I found a pile of doggie dung on the grass near the street. I cleaned it up, then went out and bought one of those little signs with a cute little pup on it, urging dog owners to pick up after their pet. It worked. No more poop on the lawn. But two days after I had put it out, I saw that it had been turned around!
Yard signs aren't allowed! Rules for thee, not for me.
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Old 08-02-2021, 11:00 AM
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Think again. Problem.
OK...I thought again...no problem.
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Just curious: I have never had a dog, and actually have no serious plans to get one (I travel a lot), but, just out of curiosity, I'm wondering: If I had a well trained dog, would it be okay by Villages rules for me to take him in my golf cart to a golf course in the villages, and leave him in the cart as I get out to play each hole? I do know that it would be a mistreatment of the poor animal to leave him home alone while I go off to play. My wife is not here with me, so I have no one to leave the animal with.


Not sure about dogs, but I do know that cats are no longer allowed on the courses...they were constantly using the sand traps as litter boxes and never raked up when they were through.
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Old 08-02-2021, 11:38 AM
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OK...I thought again...no problem.
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Old 08-02-2021, 11:49 AM
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Not sure about dogs, but I do know that cats are no longer allowed on the courses...they were constantly using the sand traps as litter boxes and never raked up when they were through.
Every cat we ever had (all 7 of them) definitely raked after using the litter box. Those must be dogs masquerading as cats.
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Every cat we ever had (all 7 of them) definitely raked after using the litter box. Those must be dogs masquerading as cats.
Now, if only we could get golfers to do the same
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Old 08-02-2021, 12:14 PM
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Now, if only we could get golfers to do the same
Some golfers are as stubborn as cats but less tidy.
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No, that's the way people who know and respect the rules respond when they see someone thumbing their nose at them. (Not directed at you, GG, but at the post quoted)

Well, how do you know if the person knows the rules and is thumbing their nose at them, or just doesn't know the rules? Yes, I know you will say it's everyone's responsibility to know all the rules, but there are situations where people are doing something that is an accepted norm elsewhere and just don't know all the rules. People just apply past practices.

I wouldn't assume someone knows the rules and I would try to smile and be polite when pointing out rule violations.
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