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Old 05-31-2011, 06:07 PM
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Default Privately Owned Courses (proper etiquette)

I'm going on a vacation over the upcoming weekend, and possibly looking to hit North Calais DGC in Vermont. I wasn't sure if there was an unspoken etiquette about giving some money to the owners of privately owned courses. If so, what would be a respectable amount?
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:09 PM
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depends upon the course. It helps when you know the owner likes a certain beverage
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:11 PM
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dont u have to be invited??
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:13 PM
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dont u have to be invited??
once again it depends upon the course...in this case it appears that the answer is yes.
This one says,
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"Other than specific published events (see calendar on www.gmdgc.org), play is allowed by permission ONLY. Please respect this rule at all times. For permission to play, contact Paul at 802-456-7465."
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:15 PM
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Yeah... it's by permission only. That's different than "invite" though right? I would call and make arrangements ahead of time for sure (and even see if I can play there at all). If it worked though, I'd like to avoid looking like a jerk if it's a normal DG custom to put a little in their pockets.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:16 PM
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Don't be a loud a$$hole, follow common sense, act how you would want someone else to act if you had a course on your property and your family lived there.

Depending on how many people your with, how long you stay, and how much dedication is in the course, give anywhere from $5-$100. If the owner refuses money but you believe it is deserved, leave it in the mail box.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:20 PM
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it's tough since this course is maintained by a small club, not just Paul.
He will probably play a round with you, maybe ask if he wants or likes anything.
How long to you plan on staying? if you are making a day of it then a $20 donation would not be unreasonable.
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Just planning on taking a drive from Burlington on the day we visit (will actually be staying in Westport, NY but will taking a day trip with the family to Burlington), playing a round, and they heading back to meet up with the family. I may be going with one other person, but most likely solo.
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I know the "unspoken" standards that were told to me (not by Bill) for Flip is $5 is you're playing for a day, $20 if you're camping there.
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I know the "unspoken" standards that were told to me (not by Bill) for Flip is $5 is you're playing for a day, $20 if you're camping there.
These are good numbers. Go higher if really impressed and you can afford it.
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