So the Government is going to ban private golf clubs from placing any restrictions on female players (today's Sunday Telegraph). I have to say that these limits on when female golfers can play and where in the clubhouse they can go have always seemed very 19th century to me. I just can't understand what drives men to want a female free environment. My only concern about this new law is the unintended consequences. Such as - for example.
It was a steamy hot day. The exhausted fourball had staggered onto the 18th green, which was located just under the clubhouse terrace, where some rather refined ladies were taking tea in bone china cups, relaxing after an earlier round. The fourball were a bit on the yobbish side - but when one of them missed a two footer to lose the match, he exploded into stream of profanity which made the china tea cups rattle. The rather refined ladies, not unreasonably complained to 'The Committee'. A special meeting was called to consider the complaint - and after careful consideration, came to the only logical conclusion. Henceforth, ladies were banned from the terrace.
Since the new rules only apply to mixed clubs, I wonder how many clubs will now ban women members altogether!