This post is to all those golf course marshals / play co-ordinators / starters and attendants who need a friendly reminder to THINK before they speak the next time they speak to a slow moving group on the course:
This story was told to me yesterday by the father of a young 10 year old girl I coach. It made me want to share it and remember that Jr. Girls Rock!
“Funny story happened today. She was paired up with a senior husband and wife. The husband was not bad but the wife was …. Well let’s just say not the best I have seen. The round was very slow. After the turn, the Marshall who I did not see all day shows up out of the blue and drives up to my cart and says “do think you can pick up you daughters ball every once an while so we can speed up play” I politely said “sir I am not sure I understand what you are requesting. My daughter is 1 over through 9 what exactly do you want me to do”. Alyssa who was standing not too far away heard the conversation and was so mad. She walked up to the golf cart took her ball from the cart walked to the tee box and bombed 180 yard drive right down the middle of the fairway. The Marshall said “I am sorry I should not have assumed she was playing slow.” At the end of the round he was waiting for us on the 18th hole and again apologized in person to Alyssa after she made par….. Just love seeing that stuff people always assume girls can’t play. Especially Jr. girls. I Just Love it. Don’t mess with her!”
So don’t be surprised if you get to the golf course this season and you are greeted by a scene such as this and hear the words: “WE GOT NEXT!”
I suggest you just stand and watch!