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Should the country club’s rules apply to Michael Jordan?

L.A. Times 2012/11/29 17:09:48
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Michael Jordan may be the greatest player in NBA history, but even he can't get away with wearing cargo shorts on a golf course. Jordan showed up at La Gorce Country Club in Miami on Wednesday wearing cargo shorts, which is against the dress code at the facility.

Apparently no one noticed until he played a few holes of his round, because while on the 12th hole, Jordan was approached by club personnel who asked that he return to the clubhouse and change his pants. Jordan refused and was then asked to never return to the club. Which seems a bit harsh.

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  • Trish 2012/11/30 06:24:14 (edited)
    No
    Trish
    +8
    So, (LOL) they interrupt a grown man more than half-way through a golf game and order him to immediately change his pants, even though he has worn cargo shorts on this course multiple times in the past with no objection from management...hmmm.

    There is a certain type of man who loves to go around imposing his will on people under the veil of "authority". Give him the smallest bit of authority and he is quickly lifted up in pride. He says, "You must obey the law!" but he really means, "You must obey me!" We see this in everyone from the grade school bully to local police officers to the rulers of nations.

    "Power tends to corrupt." While "absolute power corrupts absolutely," small grants of power produce noisome martinets, intoxicated by their righteousness and authority, hated by all, but themselves.

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  • glen 2012/12/03 17:44:17
    Yes
    glen
    Rules are rules ...nuff said !
  • Max7 2012/12/03 02:40:46
    Yes
    Max7
    Rules are made to be followed, and they should be for everyone, no favortism.
  • Callaway 2012/12/01 14:58:12
    Yes
    Callaway
    That said it was my understanding he was a guest at the club. Perhaps a more tactful approach and given the price to be a member there I would imagine would have been well after the round was over quietly spoke with the club member about proper attire. But no instead they elected to turn it over to the resident Barney Fife golf clothes Nazi..... smart PR move to a guy I would guess could afford the toll it costs to be a member. Bet this approach wasn't sanctioned by the membership committee.
  • ymcmillan2 2012/12/01 04:23:42
    Yes
    ymcmillan2
    Rules should apply to everyone everywhere within the policies of each company, game, enterprise, etc...No-one is that special to get away with creating their own rules!!! Oh...except for me...lmao...jks!!!
  • Catch224u 2012/12/01 01:20:28
    Yes
    Catch224u
    Play by the rules , or don't play.
  • terrance 2012/11/30 23:33:01
    No
    terrance
    If I was rich anyone playing at that country club it would have made my YEAR! to play or meet Michael Jordan. Sorry guess I'm just an NBA fan
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/11/30 22:40:32
    Yes
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Their Club their rules! I think the idea of enforcing the rules after he had tee'd off might be over the top? Another key point missing. Is he even a member there? Had the rules changed from his last time there?

    To me this is a poorly written article that has left many key things out and apparently saying Michael Jordan may do as he pleases. I guarantee you in my home there are rules meaning "Yes" he does have to wash his hands after he uses my bathroom!
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2012/11/30 21:45:45
    Yes
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +1
    Jordon should have complied when asked to change. However, the never to return seems a bit overdone!
  • BBoy le... doofieg... 2012/12/03 01:38:18
    BBoy legacy
    *Jordan
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/11/30 21:02:03
    Yes
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    Why harsh? His shyt smells like everyone else's! If he can't play by the rules then nuts to him. These stars who think they're better than us make me sick.
  • joe mauro 2012/11/30 20:36:23
    No
    joe mauro
    hes above the law just like congress
  • sky 2012/11/30 20:10:33
    Yes
    sky
    Yes.
  • Frank 2012/11/30 19:10:19
    Yes
    Frank
    +1
    Yes the rules should apply. But, if they allow him to tee off and play a few holes then leave him alone and advise him at the end of the round.
  • Bronar 2012/11/30 18:18:00
    Yes
    Bronar
    Rules are rules on a private course. Just because he may have gotten away with it before doesn't mean it should be overlooked.
  • Gothic Kitty 2012/11/30 18:12:11
    Yes
    Gothic Kitty
    The rules are the rules and everyone must follow them
  • BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/30 17:09:26
    Yes
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Rules apply to everyone,irrespective of social status,a fact that is all too easily forgotten by "celebritties" and their lickspittle political bed fellows
  • doofieg... BUCCANE... 2012/11/30 21:50:41
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +1
    Jordon's refusal surprised me. I have seldom seen this type of thing leveled against him. I agree he ought to have obeyed the rules, but I think the never come back a bit overdone!
  • AM 2012/11/30 17:02:05
  • littleb... AM 2012/11/30 23:33:36
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    Well said! There are country clubs near me that do not allow women to wear shorts. Their club their rules. I see women out playing happily on this course every time I pass. I believe Dinah Shore was a member there and a friends wife plays there often.
  • AM littleb... 2012/12/01 01:38:37
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/11/30 16:20:38
    Yes
    Christopher Kirchen
    But it's a stupid rule. As long as it's in effect everyone should follow it, but it's a stupid rule.
  • jacktown kid 2012/11/30 16:06:35
    Yes
    jacktown kid
    Follow the rules MJ
  • Xerxes,Phantom of PHAET 2012/11/30 15:51:11
    Yes
    Xerxes,Phantom of PHAET
    Being a sports personality, should entitle you to JACK.
  • alex 2012/11/30 15:23:49
    Yes
    alex
    Rules are set in place so EVERYONE follows them, there shouldn't be an exception to him. They'll lose his buisness, but oh well. He refused, so he's out of there.
  • santa6642 2012/11/30 14:44:41
    Yes
    santa6642
    He is no different then anyone else.
  • Amasaman 2012/11/30 14:19:21
    Yes
    Amasaman
    This comes down to the letter of the law versus the spirit of the law.

    I am suspecting the dress code infraction is buried deep in the fine print of the contract. I'm also suspecting that somebody reported him on that particular day, possibly somebody that didn't know who he was, or didn't care, and wanted to make a scene about it. He doesn't appear to be dressed in inappropriate attire for a round of golf, but then again, some folks just are more "traditionalist" than others.

    traditional golf attire
  • littleb... Amasaman 2012/11/30 22:28:36
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +2
    My bet is that it's like most private country clubs where the dress code is very openly stated. There are even many public courses with a dress code.
  • dvd 2012/11/30 11:41:53
  • Fenabarb 2012/11/30 11:07:20
  • littleb... Fenabarb 2012/11/30 22:31:00
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Really? This is your club? You done get to make rules in your home? The members pay to have the privilege of having rules they define. It's like you in your home.
  • Fenabarb littleb... 2012/12/01 06:46:39
    Fenabarb
    Wow! He was wearing Cargo pants instead of Bermuda shorts, really- what was his thinking in violating a swanky golf club rules whose members pay $80,000 plus in initiation fees to have the privilege of making rules in keeping with golfs ludicrous dress code.
    Bermuda shorts
  • littleb... Fenabarb 2012/12/01 07:03:39 (edited)
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Wow....that's right that's what ownership allows! Are you saying the Condo Association has no rights to makes rules to follow? So you'd be okay if somebody let their dog crap on your front door welcome mat ever morning?
  • Fenabarb littleb... 2012/12/01 07:24:10
    Fenabarb
    Jordan’s sin was that he wore multiple-pocketed cargo pants on the course, according to the New York Post. Bermuda shorts are what members must wear and are available at the pro shop for a price.

    A rule that important makes heaps of sense to me, and would have nothing to do with making people buy $75 shorts from the pro shop that don’t have the extra pocket.
  • littleb... Fenabarb 2012/12/01 07:33:30
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Put up the 80k and the montlys and you can make rules until then my guess is the dogs gonna keep crappin on your mat?

    You know the price of all the shorts in this places pro shop? Lol...now that's a reach....the clubs entire future rests on Michael Jordan buying a pair of less than $100 shorts?

    Many Public Courses have dress codes including Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach and Trump National.
  • Fenabarb littleb... 2012/12/01 08:35:31
    Fenabarb
    Still a dumb rule put in place by people who pride them self in making rules that are for the white shoed, old money, pedigreed, well named and educated at the right school type of crowd and the only difference between public golf courses and private golf clubs is the former are for people that believe they are successful but the latter are for the wealthy who charge outrageous membership fees to try to only give access to people that are exactly like themselves.
  • littleb... Fenabarb 2012/12/01 08:46:14
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Lol...so you know all the membership of this club? Look it's obvious now you have issues with the idea you got excluded! Second I am going to say this ONE more time! Many Many Public Golf Courses HAVE dress codes! I mean fer F*** sakes get a clue!

    And you're even more full of it as I know a club where the buy in is $75k and a member wears swimming trunks when he plays. But a shirt must have a collar.

    Why is it some of you people keep swinging after the bell? Lol...move the F*** along! You're just wrong and guessing!
  • Fenabarb littleb... 2012/12/02 11:12:21
    Fenabarb
    Yes guess I'm not into golf or stupid F*** rules :)
  • littleb... Fenabarb 2012/12/02 11:16:33
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Who cares? You think it's stupid? Fine! Why go on and on about it?

    Millions play and enjoy the game! You are against this just because you don't like it?
  • Fenabarb littleb... 2012/12/02 11:24:59
    Fenabarb
    Don't think I've gone on about it as good as that snooty golf club has in pointing out their dumb rule
  • littleb... Fenabarb 2012/12/02 11:26:25
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    You're still posting? Maybe they think your an idiot?

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