A no-holds barred message was posted by CEO Mike Hastings to The Medalist Tour’s website yesterday (left-hand column, entitled “Director’s Message”), aimed at unnamed players: stop your whining.
Quoting Hastings from The Medalist Tour’s website:
“As we get ready for our sixth event of the year, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has played with us so far this year.
When we started this tour, we hoped that it would give anyone interested in coming together and competing against their peers at great golf courses the opportunity to do so.
So far so good! The golf has been great and the weather has cooperated. The one bad thing we have experienced that we need to address, however, is whining.
I want to be clear. I’m not talking about suggestions – we have gotten some great ideas from our members. I’m talking about whining, complaining for complaining sake. Anyone who has played this game long enough knows the difference, and has had a bad experience with someone who does it.
Anytime you try to do something, there could always be another way to do it. We modeled our tour after others who have been successful for years. We established policies and procedures similar to those successful tours and everyone who has joined has agreed to those rules.
We want to keep this fun for everyone who plays, so we ask that people keep their whining to themselves, or simply stay home.
As we grow, we look forward to attracting more sponsors, playing on other great courses, and being a home for competitive golf for those who love it. You won’t get rich here, but hopefully you’ll have a great time!
Again we appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing you compete at our next event.”
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