"Golf reflects the manner of our people. Gentlemanly behavior and strict adherence of the rules are the very essence of the game. Quiet is observed as the other players play, there is no trash talking, cheering, or heckling. Referees are not really needed as each player is considered his own judge (and scorekeeper too). " ---From JB Cash's 6/26 column Are we living up to our code? Did any one catch the show ( I think it was on ESPN) about New York Galleries at the US Opens? They showed a lot of clips from Bethpage, Winged Foot, etc. A lot of surly white fans with beer cups and turned-back baseball caps, cheering against European whites like Colin Montgomerie, Sergio Garcia, etc.(but never against Tiger). It was reallyunpleasant stuff--howling with delight at missed European putts,making derisive remarks after an inaccurate drive--alljustified in the name of New York "toughness": "This is New York, buddy".said one fan when a player protested. What do you think? Is this just a New York thing, or have you found this to be true of most US open galleries? Personally, I don't like it--it's unWestern, ungentlemanly and yes even UnAmerican. The Old NY Aristocracy from the Bobby Jones era would have tossed these "fans" off the course!