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Seems that Mr Poulter has disputed my account of our exchange yesterday. Now I’m having email abuse from pond life and bottom feeders. I don’t need that.

The only way I can get rid of it is by deleting the original post. In retrospect I should probably have kept the dispute private, but it’s out of the box now, and I must rely on the Tour to make a judgement.

Mr Poulter has gone public to his two million Twitter followers with his version of events. All I can say is that I stand by mine and at no time did I ever utter the words ‘OK thanks.’ What I did say was ‘Vive Les Belges.’ Now I wish I’d said ‘Come on you Spurs,’ as that really would have pushed his buttons.

I still hope to hear from him, but I don’t expect to. That won’t bother me, not a bit.

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  1. David Norris
    July 16, 2018 at 1:52 am

    It’s my understanding of the rules the player is allowed 5 minutes to search for their ball, this starts when the player/caddy arrives at the area they are going to search. You pointed out the area presumably where the ball was found, I think that’s as far as your help should go. He should thank you upon arrival and begin his five minute search ‘carefully’. It looks to me as though he’s expecting you to spend a few extra minutes searching before he arrives, with the added bonus he could end up with a better lie. I think it’s also condescending of him to assume you don’t know the rule where anyone searching, other than his ‘team’, that makes the lie worse results in a free drop. It’s obviously a petulant display brought about by the fact he hit a bad shot. For all he knows you could be a rules expert, and let’s face this is a pretty well known rule to the vast majority of golfers. It’s unfortunate for him that he’s met his match in a marshal that is more than his equal and not just a ‘mere mortal’ as usually the case! Hopefully people will see through this, and he’ll learn his lesson, never judge a book it’s cover! I commend you for exposing his boring behaviour.

  2. Dave
    July 16, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Pity I missed the original blog on Poulter but not surprised Known as figjam for a good reason Marical a similar incident many years ago where he did blag a drop from An Unsuspecting volunteer, I believe that was in Scotland as well hats off to you Quinton for sticking to your guns

  3. Scott
    July 17, 2018 at 9:59 am

    I was present on the first as Ian Poulter approached the area.. I thought his choice of language was disgraceful with kids present and his tone in trying to berate and embarrass you just as bad. I actually told him this on his Instagram post and was subsequently blocked. Every other spectator near me was left equally disappointed in Ian Poulters actions.

    • July 17, 2018 at 10:27 am

      Scott, I don’t know who you are, but I am deeply grateful to you.

  4. Eddie
    July 23, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Nice interview in Gullane Golf Club with the sister of the club pro. Did laugh that before and after playing at Carnoustie he worked in the club shop.

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