Ok here is my first official post. I hope it isn’t too long. but y’all might enjoy it.
So I’ve never worked AT a golf course but I think this story fits in.
In my previous life I worked as a police officer and was assigned to a patrol area that included Sherwood Country Club, I was young and basically a rookie cop. I responded to a “theft” call and when I arrived the guard at the gate tells me that the “ dudes who called are waiting in the parking lot “ he actually said dudes, I’ll never forget it.
At this point I think I’ll just use initials to describe the involved parties. As I drive in I see 3 men standing near a Ferrari, a Lambo and a range rover in the parking lot waving me over to them. Immediately I recognized MJ the 6’6 basketball great with the 8 inch cigar, and WG the the hockey great, and the 3rd I come to realize is Mario L another hockey great. They are really in good moods except for WG who seems kinda upset. WG tells me that while he and the other 2 were out playing a round of golf someone broke into his locker in the clubhouse and stole some items that included his wedding ring. We all walk inside and into the locker room and sure enough there was clear evidence that someone pried open WG’s locker !
MJ and ML are saying the entire time that WG is making the story up so as not to pay off his golf bet. They are really giving WG a hard time joking and cracking wise and poking him relentlessly.
These 3 just sorta sit around the locker room asking me questions and mostly cracking jokes on each other as I dust the locker for prints, and do my best CSI Westlake Village impression.
So I get down to the point where I’m asking WG the specifics of what was stolen. he says: my wedding ring Me : describe it WG : gold ME : value ? WG : I dunno maybe $500. I’ll never forget that he said his wife was gonna kill him cuz she didn’t know he took it off. Next he says his leather jacket was stolen. Same process - value ? $250 he thinks . At this point MJ and ML say “man tell him about our money” ! WG says “ oh yeah I had a box that contained my golf gambling money” Me: what kinda box? WG : wood blah blah blah I then ask "So how much cash was in the box " ? WG “ohhh, I dunno about $60,000.00 ………
To this day I just remember standing there trying to act like he didn’t just say 60k! As if I had heard of someone having more money in their golf locker than I made in a year!
Nowadays I play Sherwood quite a bit and I think of that incident every single time I enter the property.