Water on Golf Courses

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-19-2020, 01:25 PM
Mleeja's Avatar
Mleeja Mleeja is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Santiago
Posts: 1,613
Thanks: 2
Thanked 415 Times in 152 Posts
Default Water on Golf Courses

We played Escambia this morning and was told by the starter there was no water on the golf course tees and the ambassador would not have water on his cart. The water fountains at the restroom still worked.

Anyone else hear this?
__________________
The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits - Albert Einstein
  #2  
Old 03-19-2020, 01:26 PM
golfing eagles's Avatar
golfing eagles golfing eagles is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: East Meadow NY, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Auburn NY, Lake Deaton
Posts: 7,240
Thanks: 189
Thanked 4,454 Times in 1,345 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mleeja View Post
We played Escambia this morning and was told by the starter there was no water on the golf course tees and the ambassador would not have water on his cart. The water fountains at the restroom still worked.

Anyone else hear this?
Yep---same on all courses. So everyone remember to bring their own water, and you can still buy a bottle at the starter shack
  #3  
Old 03-19-2020, 02:11 PM
Bjeanj Bjeanj is online now
Platinum member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 1,659
Thanks: 107
Thanked 893 Times in 343 Posts
Default

I have never used a water fountain, ever since grade school when I saw a boy put his whole mouth over the fountain while he was drinking.

__________________
Teach your daughter how to shoot, because a restraining order is just a piece of paper.
  #4  
Old 03-19-2020, 02:14 PM
NotGolfer NotGolfer is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Villages
Posts: 3,416
Thanks: 1,392
Thanked 432 Times in 175 Posts
Default

Truth! GolfingEagles is right! IF folks want to be updated, listen to the local radio station in the morning as they give announcements, closings and everything we need to know. Heard about the water this morning.
  #5  
Old 03-19-2020, 10:39 PM
Northwoods Northwoods is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 824
Thanks: 49
Thanked 1,133 Times in 321 Posts
Default

I believe it has something to do with social distancing.
Whatever.... I'm OK with it. Whatever they feel they need to do.
  #6  
Old 03-20-2020, 06:01 AM
rjn5656's Avatar
rjn5656 rjn5656 is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,228
Thanks: 143
Thanked 396 Times in 115 Posts
Send a message via AIM to rjn5656
Default Water

I always bring my own.
__________________
Bob anc Cheri
Upstate NY/Bonita
  #7  
Old 03-20-2020, 06:13 AM
Bay Kid's Avatar
Bay Kid Bay Kid is offline
Sage
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: The Villages and the Northern Neck on the Chesapeake Bay, VA.
Posts: 3,722
Thanks: 685
Thanked 1,600 Times in 648 Posts
Default

I never drink out of golf course coolers.
  #8  
Old 03-20-2020, 08:42 AM
bagboy bagboy is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,887
Thanks: 164
Thanked 636 Times in 221 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bay Kid View Post
I never drink out of golf course coolers.
I think it was Golf Digest close to 20 years ago that published a report that stated close to 90% of the coolers on golf courses are contaminated in some form or fashion .
And I remember another story of a disgruntled employee putting roadkill in a water cooler on an unnamed course. I've been taking my own ever since.
  #9  
Old 03-21-2020, 10:47 PM
Topspinmo's Avatar
Topspinmo Topspinmo is online now
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oregon Mo. St Joesph mo, ft worth tx, Omaha neb., upper heyford UK, Clovis NM, OKC.
Posts: 7,854
Thanks: 3,601
Thanked 2,398 Times in 1,121 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mleeja View Post
We played Escambia this morning and was told by the starter there was no water on the golf course tees and the ambassador would not have water on his cart. The water fountains at the restroom still worked.

Anyone else hear this?
I never drink swap water in the orange cans.
  #10  
Old 03-22-2020, 07:20 AM
collie1228 collie1228 is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,296
Thanks: 0
Thanked 228 Times in 111 Posts
Default

Here's what's amazing to me. The Villages decided not to supply water on the golf courses, either from the ambassadors or the water coolers, instructing golfers to get bottled water at the starter shack. Then they charge 75 cents for the bottled water. Seems to me that water on a golf course in 90 degree weather (where I just paid $47.00 to play) is a necessity, ought to be provided gratis. Don't flame me, I know I can easily afford the 75 cents, but how tone deaf is that? A major large dollar business fleecing its customers 75 cents at a time.
  #11  
Old 03-22-2020, 07:57 AM
anothersteve's Avatar
anothersteve anothersteve is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 1,197
Thanks: 382
Thanked 1,659 Times in 527 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by collie1228 View Post
Here's what's amazing to me. The Villages decided not to supply water on the golf courses, either from the ambassadors or the water coolers, instructing golfers to get bottled water at the starter shack. Then they charge 75 cents for the bottled water. Seems to me that water on a golf course in 90 degree weather (where I just paid $47.00 to play) is a necessity, ought to be provided gratis. Don't flame me, I know I can easily afford the 75 cents, but how tone deaf is that? A major large dollar business fleecing its customers 75 cents at a time.
Bring your own damn water. Is that so hard during this time? Lord knows there is plenty of room in the cart since 95% are taking a single cart. Anything to slam the developers.
Steve
  #12  
Old 03-22-2020, 08:05 AM
DeanFL's Avatar
DeanFL DeanFL is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,704
Thanks: 329
Thanked 2,245 Times in 541 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anothersteve View Post
Bring your own damn water. Is that so hard during this time? Lord knows there is plenty of room in the cart since 95% are taking a single cart. Anything to slam the developers.
Steve

+++ c'mon folks! let's all pitch in and do our part.

Golfed -exec- yesterday. I always bring a bottle of water and refill along the course when needed. Starter told us about no-water. I have had hydration issues this year, causing dizziness, so I drink plenty on the course. Had to ration the bottle thru the 9 holes - but next time(s) will bring a few bottles.
__________________
I have CDO. It's like OCD but all the letters are in alphabetical order - AS THEY SHOULD BE.
"Yesterday Belongs to History, Tomorrow Belongs to God, Today Belongs to Me"
  #13  
Old 03-22-2020, 08:32 AM
DonH57's Avatar
DonH57 DonH57 is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Village Santo Domingo.
Posts: 3,365
Thanks: 0
Thanked 224 Times in 105 Posts
Send a message via AIM to DonH57
Default

I always bring my own drinks on the course anyways and never take the water out of them orange coolers of theirs. I'm sure they are doing this to prevent passing on the virus.
  #14  
Old 03-22-2020, 08:38 AM
bagboy bagboy is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,887
Thanks: 164
Thanked 636 Times in 221 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anothersteve View Post
bring your own damn water. Is that so hard during this time? Lord knows there is plenty of room in the cart since 95% are taking a single cart. Anything to slam the developers.
Steve
right !!!!!!
  #15  
Old 03-22-2020, 08:47 AM
John_W John_W is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,373
Thanks: 2,112
Thanked 2,888 Times in 1,134 Posts
Default

I drink Gatorade, always have and took it Friday to Havana. My neighbor drinks water, so I gave him a heads up so he would know to take extra water. So thanks to the OP for the info.
Closed Thread

Tags
water, golf, worked, restroom, fountains

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:10 PM.