Is it acceptable to play golf on Christmas Day?

Is it OK to play golf on Christmas Day?

  • Yes

    Votes: 76 77.6%
  • No

    Votes: 25 25.5%

  • Total voters
    98
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MarkT

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Just for a bit of fun and a web piece (and ignoring the fact that courses will be shut) would you want to get out there for 18 holes, and extras in case of a play-off?

Kindly show your workings/thought processes..
 

patricks148

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i think i've only ever played a couple of times myself, but courses are open up here anyway, usually to drunk to drive to Nairn anyway
 

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I have usually played on xmas day in recent years
(with no tourists at the moment the local course is taking the opportunity to give staff the day off this year so I'm booked for xmas eve instead)

Long range forecast says 30 degrees but chance of shower
 

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Not everyone celebrates christmas. The course isn't shut for Ramadan so....

Personally my wife would kill me so I won't be.
 

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I wouldn't do it. Don't see the point at Christmas Day is a day for families and although the in-laws aren't coming this year it'll be nice to have the day with HID and then take some Christmas dinner to the in-laws late afternoon or early evening and catch up with them, even from the garden path

Boxing Day though is fair game and a good excuse to walk off the excess of the previous day and in normal times a drink and a catch up with friends after. Not this year I fear for a drink at least
 

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A couple of members normally open the clubhouse bar for the few that play on Christmas Day but I guess that won't be happening this year. Personally, absolutely not.
 

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Don’t you feel a bit guilty saying “right kids I’m off to play golf,I’ll play with your toys with you in 4hrs”?
People are different....what works for one doesn't work for another. It might not work for you, but you can't lump everybody into one category. What if you don't celebrate Christmas at all? What if you don't have kids? What if my wife just wants me out of the house for a few hours so she can get some peace and quiet? I'd have no trouble doing it, not religious, don't have kids although my wife does.
 

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Don't think I've ever been a member of a club that opened xmas day, was a regular Xmas eve bounce game but have missed that the last two years.
 

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I have done it twice when I was younger, it helps my family were not huge on Xmas so we just did a few presents in the morning.
 
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