Is golf a game of skill or a game of chance? Having played too many rounds of golf I grudgingly admit that skill may be involved. And if on the witness stand, hand trembling on Bible, I would admit to losing more on the golf course from errant unfound golf balls blitzing into water holes, trees, berms, bushes, golf carts and on one occasion an unfortunate man’s head, than I’ve ever lost thru miscalculating my bets. Most golfers would probably agree.
Golfers have a long tormented tradition of making and taking bets while playing. In fact the reason there are handicaps is to facilitate fair bets between players of differing skills.
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So why are Tampa Bay, Florida police officers wasting their time investigating a Tarpon Springs golf course? The Tarpon Springs police department says their investigation of a possible ‘gambling house’ is necessary and proper under Florida law.
The truth is they clearly need to refocus their investigations on actual violations of Florida law. At least they haven’t arrested anyone yet. The prosecutors at the State Attorney’s Office should immediately shut down this investigation and let these duffers play.