Jul 7th, 2017
Lynx boss slams Mark Crossfield
For sexist Twitter poll
Mark Crossfield asked his Twitter followers to name the 'biggest issues that cause slow play', listing ‘women’, 'rude golfers', a 'busy course', and 'seniors' as the four options. But Lynx boss Stephanie Zinser was having none of this, and Tweeted this back:
Here's Crossfield's original Tweet, which kicked off the row:
Crossfield said he did not subscribe to the view that female golfers cause slow play, and said he was just trying to gauge people's thoughts on the issue. Again Stephanie was having none of this and accused him of allowing sexist comments on his page, adding: 'This crap needs to stop.'
13 per cent of the 4,000 who voted blamed women as the primary cause of slow play, which just goes to show how many dinosaurs there are still out there!
'You can't just put up something like that because other people have said it,' said Stephanie.
'Just because some people say that slow play is down to women, it doesn't make it right to make it a discussion in a poll like that. There isn't a place for this discussion. I don't think it's viable or appropriate. I didn't think it was a joke. We saw it and thought, 'sorry, what?''
Rather than apologise for the upset caused, Crossfield instead chose to 'tweet trawl' for comments about the poll that supported him.
Stephanie added: 'Other women I know who commented on the poll too have been upset, and have been in tears about comments. We just kept being told that we had 'missed the point', and he just kept saying to wait for the vlog. It's as if he's saying "if you don't like what I'm saying then I'm going to attack you".
'I feel very strongly about people treating people in that way, not just women on the golf course,' said Stephanie.
Crossfield states in the video that he himself thinks it is an 'unbelievable statement' to say that women are a cause of slow play.
But Stephanie claims that Crossfield should have stated this at that time of his poll, and said it 'doesn't matter' if the explanation follows the post.
Stephanie added: 'It doesn't matter if he justified it afterwards. His poll didn't say anything about the opinions not being his. He should have said, "Some people have said to me". But it doesn't make it viable just because someone else said it. He just allowed sexist comments on his page.'