On Wednesday, the City Council voted 5-0 to impose surcharges on holders of annual passes for the Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course.
Players holding passes will pay $1 for a nine-hole round of golf and $2 for 18 holes, in addition to the annual pass fee.
Resident and avid golfer Jim Willoughby objected to the fee, saying the “nickel-and-dime” surcharge amounted to a 32 percent increase for players like him, who play two rounds a week at the course.
An annual senior’s pass costs $650, and the surcharge would run up to $208 more a year in his case, Willoughby said, adding that it is an undue burden on seniors living on fixed incomes.
Steve Thomas, a member of the Pacific Grove Men’s Golf Club, said the surcharge “will create ill will.”
At $8.58 per golf round, Willoughby and others are still getting a bargain, said Councilman Dan Davis. Non-residents pay $45 a round.
And if high golf fees pee you off, there’s The UroClub™
The privacy shield hooks to the sides of the pants or belt and adds stability. This allows freedom of the hands to manipulate the club and zipper.
The UroClub™ is intended to eliminate anxiety and any feeling of uneasiness on the course. It can be emptied at the nearest restroom or later on, when the golfer returns home.
Capacity: Over half a liter, twice the volume commonly urinated.
Length: Like a standard 7 Iron