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Old 07-06-2020, 05:30 PM
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There have been many threads about proper golf etiquette here in The Villages but I ran across something this last Saturday that was a first for me. While playing Southern Star with a group of friends and neighbors our group was preparing to tee off at the 4th hole when suddenly the quiet morning was interrupted with very loud music. At first I assumed it was from a passing automobile since we were next to the roadway but after looking around we could not see any cars/carts in our vicinity. The music continued and we finally discovered that it was coming from a cart parked next to the green on the 3rd green just behind us which was driven by........wait for it.......one of the Ambassadors! We tried to get their attention to ask them to lower the volume but it was so loud they could not hear us over the music. Rather that create a fuss we just shook our heads and hit our tee shots.

It is not my intention to get anyone in trouble over this lack of etiquette but found it totally against everything I was ever taught about the rules of golf.
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:52 PM
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The big question is, how were your tee shots?
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When I hit a shot, there should be absolute silence. And then, loud applause.
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Old 07-06-2020, 06:11 PM
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When I hit a shot, there should be absolute silence. And then, loud applause.
GET IN THE HOLE!!!!

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I don’t think the ambassador’s carts have radios. Was this his personal cart or did he have a portable device in it? I’m guessing the ambassador probably has a hearing deficiency and doesn’t realize normal volume for him is too loud for the rest of the golfers.
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Old 07-07-2020, 07:27 AM
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There have been many threads about proper golf etiquette here in The Villages but I ran across something this last Saturday that was a first for me. While playing Southern Star with a group of friends and neighbors our group was preparing to tee off at the 4th hole when suddenly the quiet morning was interrupted with very loud music. At first I assumed it was from a passing automobile since we were next to the roadway but after looking around we could not see any cars/carts in our vicinity. The music continued and we finally discovered that it was coming from a cart parked next to the green on the 3rd green just behind us which was driven by........wait for it.......one of the Ambassadors! We tried to get their attention to ask them to lower the volume but it was so loud they could not hear us over the music. Rather that create a fuss we just shook our heads and hit our tee shots.

It is not my intention to get anyone in trouble over this lack of etiquette but found it totally against everything I was ever taught about the rules of golf.
And yet you did nothing to resolve the issue. Maybe walked back and discussed with the ambassador?
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Loud music or any consistent loud sound such as cheering would not bother me. It's the sudden shout or releasing of a cart brake that get to me.

Back in one of the Ryder Cups, one of the players encourages the crowd to keep cheering while he hit his shot. It wasn't a problem for him and shouldn't be a problem for anyone.

As long as he sound is fairly consistent.

If you play Hilltop, you will hear the music coming from the country club on the first tee, second green and third tee. It's simply part of the background.

While I agree that a golf course, especially early in the morning, is no place for loud music, it wouldn't bother any one swing as long as it it didn't start of stop in the middle of my swing.
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Lucky you. My shots always bought hysterical laughter.
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Loud music or any consistent loud sound such as cheering would not bother me. It's the sudden shout or releasing of a cart brake that get to me.

Back in one of the Ryder Cups, one of the players encourages the crowd to keep cheering while he hit his shot. It wasn't a problem for him and shouldn't be a problem for anyone.

As long as he sound is fairly consistent.

If you play Hilltop, you will hear the music coming from the country club on the first tee, second green and third tee. It's simply part of the background.

While I agree that a golf course, especially early in the morning, is no place for loud music, it wouldn't bother any one swing as long as it it didn't start of stop in the middle of my swing.
On Hilltop you also have the random occasional blast from fire apparatus pulling out of the firehouse near holes 4,5, and 6!
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Old 07-09-2020, 06:22 AM
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On Hilltop you also have the random occasional blast from fire apparatus pulling out of the firehouse near holes 4,5, and 6!
True and there's not much that can be done about that.

I worked at a golf course up north that was situated between two streets that were the main routes to two different hospitals. We would hear the sirens of ambulances al day long. When visitors came and played they would call it "the city of sirens".
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Loud music or any consistent loud sound such as cheering would not bother me. It's the sudden shout or releasing of a cart brake that get to me.

Back in one of the Ryder Cups, one of the players encourages the crowd to keep cheering while he hit his shot. It wasn't a problem for him and shouldn't be a problem for anyone.

As long as he sound is fairly consistent.

If you play Hilltop, you will hear the music coming from the country club on the first tee, second green and third tee. It's simply part of the background.

While I agree that a golf course, especially early in the morning, is no place for loud music, it wouldn't bother any one swing as long as it it didn't start of stop in the middle of my swing.
Agree, noise does not bother me in the least. In fact, we like to play Riley at Palmer in the evening and listen to the band playing in Lake Sumter Landing (before Covid 19) across the lake on the last few holes.

Movement, on the other hand, bothers me a lot. I hate playing with people that stand behind me and are constantly moving. Leaving the flag in the cup also bothers me when the wind is blowing and the shadow of the flag is waving in my putting line.
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Face reality the majority of us have hearing aids and could not hear a bomb going off. besides No one I have golfed with are good enough to have talking or loud music make any difference in their swing, especially when they are hitting from the blacks and should be hitting from the friendlies, as most of us should.
enjoy just being out turn down your hearing aids and pura vida
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Old 07-22-2020, 11:49 AM
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I moved in last summer and one of my first games was at the Volusia course. I was walking and the couple I was teamed up with was in a cart. They both were very overweight, he smoked cigars and she smoked cigarettes, they played loud music and drove their cart to wherever their ball was. On the last hole he parked on the black tee box and waited for me to walk up and play my tee shot. They were talking over the music and blowing smoke across the tee box. I stood there wondering if I was good enough to shank my tee shot into their cart. I barely any room to swing the club and decided to just walk to my car and forget the last hole. He asked if the music was bothering me but I had let go on too long to respond in a calm manner. I could have said something in the beginning and I'm sure they would have turned it off.

About 6 months ago I was playing at Gray Fox with a guy and two women that talked non-stop and were in constant motion and making other noises, hitting the gas in my backswing and fiddling with their equipment. Again, I said nothing. By the time we got to hole 7 I had enough. I was standing over a long putt and they were all standing around me talking. I took a liitle extra time lining up the putt waiting for them to pause their conversation and the guy laughed out loud and said something like "are we distracting you?" I gave him the middle finger and said f u. I picked up my ball and went to another course. Again, I could have asked them to be quiet when it's my turn, stand still and wait until I'm done with my swing before gunning the gas pedal etc. I didn't and that's my fault.

Tiger Woods father used to play music and make noise when Tiger practiced. He told him that if you can't play with distractions then you can't play.

I remind myself of this and challenge myself to become a better player and a better person despite my surroundings.
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