Helicopter Dad Aris Janigian is way off base, as is his daughter in stating that she felt “intellectually raped.” (commentary, June 16).
She failed the very basic instructions in titling her paper properly. I don’t believe the instructor behaved irrationally: she simply screwed up. The whole matter is about what she thinks she deserves. Such a classic case of entitlement on her part and the father who is doing her no favors.
As the U.S. Open begins, the rules of golf are many, rigid and fraught with golfer beware. One must know all the rules, even the most basic, starting with how and where to tee off on the very first hole. Behind the markers, yes, anywhere, in front of the markers, you’re disqualified.
You may finish 18 great holes and shoot a low number, but it all means nothing if you teed the ball up incorrectly from the get-go.
Does this girl need a “rules official” following her through life or did she learn a valuable lesson the hard way? She only learned to complain and start a lengthy grievance process. In golf, there is no such animal. You eat it, suck it up and never make the same mistake again.
Linda Marie, Clovis