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Old 06-06-2021, 05:23 AM
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No problem with this change. This happens when the minimum wage goes up.
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Old 06-06-2021, 05:34 AM
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I think the increased minimum wage is part of the reason for cutting back on staff as well. The change probably won't make much difference in my game, except I may not get as many "good golfer" coupons since no one will see me rake, fix divots and put my trash in the appropriate receptacle. Now, if they raise the price of drinks at the starter shack, we'll know the real motive. The price of a pitcher of beer is already up to a point where I may order water with lemon. That'll teach 'em.
Wait, they have pitchers of beer at the starter shacks?

Why am I always the last to know these things???
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Old 06-06-2021, 05:39 AM
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I always bring my own water or other beverage. Not real interested drinking from a cooler. Rake your traps and repair divots.
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Old 06-06-2021, 05:47 AM
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Not quite the responses OP was looking for.
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Old 06-06-2021, 05:54 AM
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With all due respect to sa “there goes Florida’s friendliest hometown and there goes golf” because they cut down on an ambassador is a bit exaggerated. By the way most championship courses outside the villages are run the same way
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Old 06-06-2021, 06:03 AM
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As much as I dislike agreeing with 88 he's spot on. As a former Ambassador I can tell you the water on the course and in the Amb cart are filtered and from the same source. The ice makers they use also use the filter the water.

Since almost all golf carts come with a small cooler why not fill it with ice and your beverage of choice. Don't need more Amb. Need golfers with more common sense and courtesy/etiquette.

I've played with whiners a few times....I remember them and avoid playing with them at all costs.

Bunkers...I rake my area and another close by....quite similar to fixing your pitch mark and one or two others. So if we are losing ground in being "the friendliest hometown" it's due more to whiners and those with complete lack of common sense..or "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" school of upbringing than a lack of Amb.

You seem to equate good business/capitalism and greed. I find that a common mistake in many from the upper east coast who feel they deserve respect in lieu of earning it. Quite sad really.
“Need golfers with more common sense and courtesy/etiquette”

Spot on here. Ambassadors haven't carried water for over a year and will probably not do so ever again. It appears that the golfers will (should) be filling their OWN divots instead of using their sand bottles for cart decorations. Etiquette dictates golfers rake the traps before exiting and replace the rake INSIDE the trap. There is a thing that looks like a two-pronged fork used to fix ball marks on the greens (just in case you never heard of one). I could go on, but….. The ambassadors are working as hard as they can but have yet to master being in two places at once. We need your help here. Stop whining and start helping us out.
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Ambassadors were NOT let go. There is a hiring freeze and anyone who leaves voluntarily is not being replaced.
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Friday, another round of golf under four hours.
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Sadly, many (but not all) Ambassadors have taken advantage of tge job. Gone are the days when they would stop by every group, refill your sand bottles, get you a cup of water and write up a commendation card if they see you filling multiple divots or fixing multiple ballmarks or raking traps. Now they sit in tge shade, reading a book and drive right past without even checking. One of the Ambassadors on tge Riley Grove (Palmer) nine was the best. He filled divots on tee boxes, raked traps and fixed ballmarks. It is little wonder TV is cutting back. A great many of the Ambassadors have become worthless and we can bring our own coolers and refill our sand at tge turns. Works for me.
Useless?? Worthless??? How nice to be appreciated. I’m playing Riley Grove today and tomorrow. I will report back at a later date.
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Old 06-06-2021, 06:32 AM
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What about beverage carts? That would be a money maker for them.
Highly doubt.............everyone has their own cooler on their golf carts.
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Dear whinners don't come down to Fenney, we are having a good time.
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Old 06-06-2021, 06:48 AM
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Dear whinners don't come down to Fenney, we are having a good time.
U R safe..................no championship courses.
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Great comment , wish I had posted it. “Mortal 1”
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Old 06-06-2021, 06:58 AM
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Same ol, same ol. Build more houses to get more revenue & cut expenses. How many more hundreds of millions of dollars does the Morse family need?
You can hardly get on the exec courses any more in the winter. Exec courses cost money -- increase revenue, decrease expenses.
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