A golf club co-owner apologized Sunday for calling the cops on black female members who allegedly took too long to play through the course.
The Grandview Golf Club in York, Penn., called the police on local NAACP head Sandra Thompson who, along with four other black female friends, were playing golf on the course, reported The Associated Press.
“I felt we were discriminated against,” one of Thompson’s friends, Myneca Ojo, told York Daily Record. “It was a horrific experience.”
Former York County Commissioner Steve Chronister and his son Grandview Golf Club co-owner Jordan Chronister, along with other white male employees of the club, alleged that the women had gone on too long of a break between holes, an accusation the women denied.
When the Northern York County Regional Police arrived, they interviewed parties involved and left, as did the other parties.
“We were called there for an issue, the issue did not warrant any charges,” department police chief Mark Bentzel said. “All parties left and we left as well.”
Jordan Chronister’s wife and club co-owner JJ Chronister reported apologizing to the women by phone on Sunday.
“We sincerely apologize to the women for making them feel uncomfortable here at Grandview, that is not our intention in any way,” she told York Daily Record. “We want all of our members to feel valued and that they can come out here and have a great time, play golf and enjoy the experience.”
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