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Golf club calls police over five black women 'playing too slow'

Reports state that all five women who were asked to leave the premises were members of the Grandview Golf Club
UPDATED JAN 22, 2020
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A York County gold club in Pennsylvania reportedly called the cops on five black women on Saturday who were playing golf, why?

Because they were playing too slow! Reports state that the club, since then, has issued an apology for making the women "uncomfortable," on its course.

One of the women, on Tuesday, said that she and her friends still have not decided about how to respond after the club officials asked them to leave. Reports state that all five women were members of the Grandview Golf Club .

Myneca Ojo, while talking to HuffPost, said: "We are processing information and the club called to meet and we have not decided when."

"I felt we were discriminated against. It was a horrific experience," Ojo told The York Daily Record. 

The group of women said that before calling the police officials, the representatives of the club told them that they were playing the game too slow. The women, however, said that they were playing the game at the required pace as they remained ahead of the group behind them, reports state. 

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter president and a lawyer, Sandra Thompson, who was among the women said: "We were keeping the front group in our sights."

The women said that they the club co-owner Jordan Chronister and a few other white male employees of the club came up to them and confronted them about the pace of their game.

Reports state that the men accused them of taking too long a break and the club officials informed them that the cops had been called and asked the women to leave the premises. 

The women said that they found the men's approach towards them "hostile." One of the women, told WPMT Fox43: "We were frightened."

Shortly after the confrontation, the Northern York County Regional Police arrived at the scene in an attempt to sort out the issue.

Police Chief Mark Bentzel said: "We were called there for an issue; the issue did not warrant any charges. All parties left and we left as well," according to the Associated Press.