LETTER: Missing clubs highlight thieveryI have been a member of the Nemadji Women’s Golf Club for many years.
To the Telegram:
I have been a member of the Nemadji Women’s Golf Club for many years. At the end of the golfing season, we hold a golf banquet that includes a putting and chipping contest before the meal. I always enjoy this little competition and the camaraderie we ladies share after a season of golf.
This year I arrived early and they were still setting up for the two events. I grabbed three wedges and my putter and leaned them up against the fence, a few feet away from the practice green, next to the men’s tee rather than have to retrieve them from the car a little later.
I never saw those clubs again.
This isn’t the first time I’ve inadvertently left a club on the Nemadji golf course, and lost it forever. I check the clubhouse and the starting shack where there is a “Lost and Found” to no avail. Am I to assume no one picks up clubs and turns them in? Or do some decent folks turn in lost clubs and then they disappear again before the owner can claim them?
What a sad state of affairs. It has been rationalized to me that Nemadji is a “public course” and this type of behavior is to be expected. But I was at a NWGC banquet and mini golf event. This time, it was Four clubs! How can any member of the “public” justify this type of thievery?
Stealing is wrong in any situation.
Linda Ross Sellner,