Merion Golf Club is home to two championship layouts, the world-renowned East course and the West course. In the East course you will find one of the United States' most admired tree-lined and open parkland layouts, with an outstanding array of excellently crafted and challenging holes. Golf courses don't get any better than this. However, this is a private course generally playable only by members and their guests.
about 2 months ago
From a friend who’s son had to witness the Upper Crust! Or should I say Judge Smeals of the world!
So I’m at The famed Merion golf club asking directions from two guys on the range.... mid thirties maybe older and asked if they would take outside money in the pro shop? They were great and said no problem. One asked how the Pats were going to be and teasing said we have no receivers but hoped we could meet again in the super bowl!!! Next he says “did you and your son bring clubs? We could join them!!! I explained that we had to catch a flight but what an offer. Nice guys!
Next we went to the pro shop to grab a shirt and some other memorabilia with my son when the pro says “ guys, do you have some other attire that you could change into?” We say, sorry, we are just picking up a few things and will only be a second. He says ok but please be timely so you don’t get uncomfortable around a member and I won’t lose my job! Sure sure no problem and thank you. Mind you, we are in casual cloths that I felt ok being on the grounds but surely not golf attire!
As we pick out some items a older gentleman walks in and immediately says “what are they doing here?”.......pro explains and the guy says, “move them along”.
Next thing is mind boggling to me......the guy then says to the pro “I just witnessed something that I have never seen before, a man is giving a lesson on the practice green!!! I want you to inform him that players play and professional teach! No lessons on the practice green. REALLY??? Can’t help a buddy with his putting prior to a round????? Happens every day at every course in the World but obviously not here!
The pro says he will take care of it then asks nicely if we are all set? We cut it short feeling bad for the pro and left!!!
Lesson learned for my son........don’t ever be a pretentious #%^*|! Like that older obvious member and don’t ever treat anyone like that!!!!
Con says “I wish we could have said let’s go play we were just invited by the younger member”!!!
Sad reality I guess.