As we learned from the recent incident involving a mom at a Toronto-area golf club being asked to move to a more discreet area to breastfeed her baby, any dispute gets out into public very quickly through Twitter, Facebook or any other form of social media.
Such an incident likely wouldn’t have happened 20 years ago, but if it did, there might have been a letter to the general manager or a conversation with the affected person and it would have been resolved without it being picked up by newspapers and television stations.
I’ve been going through my policies and I’ve got a ton of work to do this winter. As I mentioned in my last blog, societal issues and changing laws are coming at us at warp speed.
I think as an industry, we should come together on such matters because they have the potential to affect all of us. Why do it as individuals?
Why would we pay different lawyers when we could pay one lawyer and get it done for all of us? If it’s a provincial matter, let’s get a task force together, Let’s get six GMs to head this up and save a lot of clubs a lot of time and a ton of money.
If we need to hire a company to come in and help, that’s fine, but let’s pay them once together instead of multiple times as individuals.
This whole industry needs to group together and work together. We’ve all been trying to do it on our own and that’s not saving clubs any money.
We’ve all got associations and they’ve all got branches in different regions of the country that can deal with such issues. It’s time to rally the troops.
As I said in the past, we’ve got a lot of change and an evolving society coming at us at Mach 4 and we’re best able to deal with it if we work together, instead of as individuals.