My daughter is getting older, soon she will be off to college. I hope that she will spend the next few years "hanging" at the club. The club is a college in itself, teaching respect, manners, and social skills. The one thing that I love about our club is that we don't have many rules. I was recently asked what the club rule regarding hats was. I knew immediately where this was going, the member wanted to know what to do with their hat in the clubhouse. My answer was simple, we don't have a rule, but if you would like to discuss what gentleman do with their hats, well we can discuss that. The member agreed and told me how he wanted to do the right thing and thought Briar Ridge should have a rule about hats. We had a great discussion and in the end, we agreed that not having a written rule made Briar Ridge a special place, it was up to the individual to determine his or her standard. Now, here is the really cool part. 95% of the membership take their hats off in the clubhouse. At lunchtime, hats will be on a seat or the floor, not on the table. We don't have a rule, we have a group of excellent gentleman members who understand and appreciate etiquette. This is the type of club that I want to be in.
|Not sure what to do with a headdress indoors.|
- In the presence of women