In response to our January issue’s
Letters to the Editor regarding cigar
smoking on the golf course:
I live in Oregon where smoking is
banned everywhere indoors. The
only exceptions are a few cigar
stores that have smoking rooms,
so I am upset that people are
bothered by smokers Ou TSIDe
as well! I will admit that part of
the whole golfing experience for
me is that I can light a fine cigar
and enjoy it in the company of
my golf buddies. I have never
gotten a complaint about my
cigars, on the contrary, most
people seem to enjoy the smell
of a cigar. as the editor said,
Please let me keep one of the
few places that I can smoke anymore... the great outdoors!
We also posted the following
question on facebook and received a considerable response.
What is printed below is only a
portion of the replies:
Troon Golf: Does someone
smoking a cigar or cigarette in
your foursome bother you? Yes
or No? Just curious as we’ve
received a lot of feedback about
this from readers of TROON GOLF
& TRAVEL—some are fine with it,
others say put it out!
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Cigars: anytime ... Cigarettes:
any smoker would be highly
respected in my book if, before
even leaving the pro shop, he/
she asked if anyone in the group
objected to ciggie/cigar smoking.
Those who object (or the smoker!) would be free to find another
Smoking should be banned from
all golf courses.
Cigars, no problem. I enjoy one
once in a while. Can't stand cigs.
Totally agree that respect for
others comes first.
yes (it bothers me) especially
when cigars and ashes are left on
Editor: Great comments all! A take
away from all this, is at the very
least the smoker should be respectful of the people in the foursome
and never leave butts or ashes lying
around. Thanks everyone!