Brian Cairns is a cheater. All Michigan PGA club pros know it.
It's ironic you quote Brian Cairns. Brian has long been known as one of the biggest cheaters in Michigan golf.
I played High School golf in Michigan from 97-2000 and in the regional and state tournaments we had a guy walk with every group to make sure kids didn't cheat. Did they stop doing this or something?
When you're caught and have no defense you resort to anger and aggression. Anchor Bay tried to lower scores in matches as well but were kept honest by their opponents.
https://youtu.be/IjUWmr8KKNU watch this, loser Rochester Adams coach and others show no class after the regional. would get their asses kicked if they lived down here lol
Makes me wonder what made these two teams resort to such extreme measures. Were they trying to prove a point? There has to more to this story. My experience is that fringe players are the biggest cheaters. If they are paired with somebody shooting 60 for 9 holes they will cheat because the person shooting the 60 really doesn't care. I see this all of the time and in almost every match I have witnessed. The fact that high school coaches don't seem to care is the real problem here.
Phil Mickelsen cheated in the US Open, and the matter was reinforced (colluded??) by the USGA, which did not have the gutsto call it as it was. as .he hit a moving ball, knowing full well (he actually said he had considered doing at the Masters many times)..and the USGA acted like he had hit a moving ball unintentionally. Wow. Problem of high school teams cheating is something, but it is a reinforcement of what they see in society....sustained, sadly, by PHil Mickelsen cheating and then getting away with effectively stealing money from others who should have been ahead of him, as he should have been DQed.
Anybody who thinks cheating doesn’t happens in golf at all levels are just fooling themselves. Sadly, in my opinion, I have seen it in my club as well as hearing stories in others. Golf is a very difficult game with complex rules which sometimes are difficult to interpret. However, we play the game because it is a hard game to play really consistently well, so if we have period when we do play well, the satisfaction are usually very rewarding, almost as though we have found the secret or the answers of what we have do doing wrong! Cheating in order to get there just takes that satisfaction away and in my opinion, renders it meaningless. As in life, it is trying to do “the right things” that challengess us, golf are no different. We all know what is right and wrong, if we cheated to get anywhere, whether it is in the golf course or in real life, it will become the biggest challenge how we will see our own self and self-conscience. Maybe the biggest challenge in golf is not how to get the ball in the hole, but it is how to resist the temptation of shouting ”Fore” then put down Three in your score card!
If there is a way to actually prove the cheating, then the coaches should be forever banned from coaching again as a start. There is no room for that kind of behavior in teaching or sport by an adult period! Terrible way to teach any game to young people. As for the players, they should be banned from playing for at least one year and if seniors, the NCAA and NAIA should be notified. The consequences should hurt for this action.
I worked at a club that held a similar event. A kid hit ball OB by 4 inches in a play off and the other kids dad picked up the ball and said “sorry your ball was OB.” Of course they asked for a ruling in the Proshop so we called the USGA Rules Department. Reply and I will tell you their findings. It will be an eye opener.
? Dad who picked up ball? Banish him from the spectator area, and the player places it in bounds!!
Makes me wonder if it was OB. How can someone else move your ball, let alone pick it up?
what were their findings? thanks
Interested in USGA response, although I have very little respect for the USGA.
interested in the usga response