I have written to Wales Golf spelling out the details. I would like to put a comment on Player A's WHS record, but I will let Wales Golf decide that, and also any sanctions for Player X.
Wouldn’t this fit the scenario “Impersonation for fraudulent reasons, for instance, to obtain money, goods or services will amount to criminal activity under the Fraud Act 2006 (FA 2006) for which the impersonator could face prosecution through the criminal courts for the offence of fraud or a similar type of offence. FA 2006 carries prison sentences varying between 12 months and ten years.” ?After all they deliberately impersonated another person in order to win a prize. 10 years in jail - that’ll stop ‘em
Update on this situation. No word back yet from Wales Golf. Our Director of Golf is relatively new, and he wanted to set an example. DQd them both under 1.2a, and cancelled their membership forthwith. This was after a meeting with the Secretary and myself and my committee. I raised concerns about DQing the marker, but he was adamant, and tbh I think it is the correct decision. It further came to light that these 2 came to our club in 2017 with warnings from their previous club anyway, as they were chucked out of there as well.
He is not currently a member anywhere. Played off of 12 before WHS. I will leave it up to Wales Golf if they want to pursue him. There is a chance that he did not knowingly impersonate someone else. Slim, I know, but always a possibility.That’s player A who brought in the fake ‘ringer’ and the marker player X who were your club members dealt with Any repercussions planned / possible for the guest player B who knowingly impersonated someone else ?
How could he not know.?He is not currently a member anywhere. Played off of 12 before WHS. I will leave it up to Wales Golf if they want to pursue him. There is a chance that he did not knowingly impersonate someone else. Slim, I know, but always a possibility.
I agree with all of this, but as he is not one of my members, I believe Wales Golf are the people to escalate things if they so desire.How could he not know.?
He’s scored the round of his life off 12. With 26 shots.
Most golfers I would wager know what sort of points tally they get given how they play.
Did they keep their own score in the markers column ? That will tell you if they knew imo.
Unless his partner was playing out of his skin.
Or he knows quite well.
They might not like the publicity about nomad golfers doing this .
It is very easy to do but how to police it is a major problem.