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GB72

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Id much rather a decent cafe type place to eat after a round than a bar

Would be great to see a club do it
Would love to have seen someone try at my old club. The old boys who see themselves as the great and the good would never vote to lose their 3 or 4 pints of old ferret worrier or a couple of bottles of cheap red.
 

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Would love to have seen someone try at my old club. The old boys who see themselves as the great and the good would never vote to lose their 3 or 4 pints of old ferret worrier or a couple of bottles of cheap red.
My current club is very new and have gone down the country club route

So I can see a cafe wouldn't work for them as they going up market and host events. Golfers are nice to get in there but you get more than

My old club was similar but different. Was a proper restaurant just with a golf course attached

Loads of people go there to eat just happens you can play golf there

If it's just members I think a cafe would serve most

Telephone service of pick up orders for half way aswell would be great
 

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To tie it in with subject matter, the country as a whole will never change when every venue focusses mainly on selling you alcohol then acts all shocked when people get drunk and misbehave.
Although every pub I am aware of is now more focused on selling food rather than drink. Maybe I no longer go to the places you refer to. :)

My golf club seems to have most people driving to it so isn't booze orientated, although I know of exceptions. I do have neighbours who drink so much they have to put their empties in other peoples' recycling! Although they do knock on and ask politely if they can do it, and never go out and "misbehave" :ROFLMAO:
 

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i am glad i am at a club that has a proper bar and bar-type vibe after golf and not a cafe to have a sandwich and coffee - both of which you can of course have. The 19th and a good social scene, often with liberal libation, is an imprortant and, indeed, essential feature for golf clubs, with associated functions, weddings etc helping top subsidise the running costs. I do not get the recent comments wanting any different and can't see any of my fellow members agreeing either (n). Nobody forces alcohol and there are all the soft-drink and coffee options available. Golf is a social game with jokes and banter and a 19th hole - or at least it should be - and that is the only version i like.
 

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i am glad i am at a club that has a proper bar and bar-type vibe after golf and not a cafe to have a sandwich and coffee - both of which you can of course have. The 19th and a good social scene, often with liberal libation, is an imprortant and, indeed, essential feature for golf clubs, with associated functions, weddings etc helping top subsidise the running costs. I do not get the recent comments wanting any different and can't see any of my fellow members agreeing either (n). Nobody forces alcohol and there are all the soft-drink and coffee options available. Golf is a social game with jokes and banter and a 19th hole - or at least it should be - and that is the only version i like.
If your club mates need a drink to socialise then perhaps that’s not a good sign?
 

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If your club mates need a drink to socialise then perhaps that’s not a good sign?
Where did he say that his club mates “need” a drink ?

Our club has a very good social side - it’s a club bar not a coffee shop or cafe , they have them down the town centre.

That doesn’t mean people have to get an alcoholic drink
 

Kellfire

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Where did he say that his club mates “need” a drink ?

Our club has a very good social side - it’s a club bar not a coffee shop or cafe , they have them down the town centre.

That doesn’t mean people have to get an alcoholic drink
He didn’t. It’s called a conversation. Getting really bored with your playing the man not the ball posts over and over.
 

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He didn’t. It’s called a conversation. Getting really bored with your playing the man not the ball posts over and over.
It’s not a conversation when your response to his post which was about the social aspect of his club and how he enjoys it and it being a big thing for him in the sport was to suggest that his club mates need to drink to socialise 🤷‍♂️
 

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It’s not a conversation when your response to his post which was about the social aspect of his club and how he enjoys it and it being a big thing for him in the sport was to suggest that his club mates need to drink to socialise 🤷‍♂️
Didn’t you see the question mark?
 
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