Start ejecting spectators

Start ejecting spectators

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    You know what really gets on my nerves during golf? This: some idiot yelled out 'go Tiger' at the top of Sergio's backswing intentionally. I say eject these morons and the 'mash potato' heads.

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    No arguments here!

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    Couldn't agree more.  No need for those shenanigans.

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    Taser them first. I would laugh if heard a couple of "Don't taser me Bro" screams.

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    Yes I agree........I also saw  Zach Johnson had issue's at 18 on Saturday,guys were being *** yelling out profanites .Not at Zach but Zach took issue because there were lots of kids around.

    A few idiots who can't handle their alchohol and want to get on TV.

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    Everyone has an issue with these people but they are at every tournament... the issue is there are too many non golf fans that are doing this and they don't care

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    Security at the tournaments has the authority to do this.....catching the person is another issue......if the malshals would be facing the crowd instead of the players, they might be able to point out some of these offenders.....please don't get me wrong, volunteers do an outstanding job, I am one....having been Chair of Marshals and hole captain, I speak from experience of having worked for over 23 years at events.....and one of our biggest issues is getting some of our volunteers to face the crowd when players are hitting shots......we tell them in training, you don't have to hold your quiet sign towards the players, the will be quiet....face the crowds....this would help some....but as they say; "you can't change stupid"......if they were to start ejecting people for doing this, it would set a standard and it would cut back.....one persons opinion....cz  : )  

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    Simple solution, hire more police- on overtime basis to deal with this.. Take their ticket and eject them.... If they buy another ticket, arrest them for trespassing.. We do it here for Padres n Chargers.

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    Just as there are initiatives from the USGA such as 'While we're young' and 'Get Ready Golf', they should introduce one that engages this growing problem.

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    Often, they do get ejected. At the BMW at least 4 people were "escorted" off of the premises for such actions.

    -ICONs for ALL

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    Sadly, the golfing events have now taken on the same tenor as other sports and society in general. I do not mean to make broad brush generalizations, but these occurances are happening more and more. People just feel entitled to be more brazen until they are stopped.

    So put more police around to toss people who are idiots. Yeah some punk will sue for harrassment, but in the end the authorities will prevail.

    I was in Seattle this weekend for some family stuff, and the news reported that the Seattle PD were putting undercover officers out all weekend in San Francisco 49ers apparel to "smoke out" potential bullies and other folks who might cause harm. The practice was to be repeated for every Seahawks home game.

    Sadly, golf will probably end up in the same place.

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    Ejecting is not enough to stop this kind of behavior.  Have the police hold them for 24 hours for disturbing the peace or something.  Now that being said I was thrown out of Yankee Stadium when I was 13, I was scared s---less.

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    The problem is that growth of the Tour has been fuelled by non-traditional golf fans.  They make so much more money now that they appeal to a broader group that I'm sure they don't want to alienate them.  In most other sporting events they observe that you can yell/scream at any time and the players still perform.  Then they come to a golf event and act the same way.

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    The problem is that growth of the Tour has been fuelled by non-traditional golf fans.  They make so much more money now that they appeal to a broader group that I'm sure they don't want to alienate them.  In most other sporting events they observe that you can yell/scream at any time and the players still perform.  Then they come to a golf event and act the same way.

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    After attending some of the PGA events lately, especially the JD Classic in Silvis, IL. I can totally agree with escorting the loudmouths and hecklers out of the area and off the course. We, unfortunately, heard some of this this year and it is a disgrace to the game and the players. Of course, maybe not allowing the drinkers to over imbibe while attending could also be considered as this seems to be a problem in many of the sports arenas lately.