Golf is a gentleman's game. In my opinion, a true golfer and gentleman would not troll another member's club for members.
Is he breaking any WGT RULES or is it just an unwritten rule ?
In my opinion yes he is. WGT's posting etiquette states the following:
"Harvest user names, addresses, or email addresses for any purpose."
He hasn't posted anywhere in the forum for months. He is "harvesting" for players that meet his criteria.
Now a little about his sorry country club. In the information about his club and I quote:
"The Black Diamond Hills is a premier, All-American World Golf Tour Country Club for members level 72 and above and in the master tier or higher."
This club has at face count 250 members. Only sixty members have played this year and twenty haven't played in over 1 year. He keeps his membership artificially high to give the appearance of a good and active club, which it is not.
He has to constantly delete a member to add another. He makes invites without having any room. Here is a post from the owners wall, quoting again:
"14 Jan 2015 @ 7:28 PM "membership" dear sir. I've tried to joined. It keeps saying there is no more room. You must expand your membership. Thanks"
Besides the owner, there are 4 other directors. In a club of "250" members, one director has 44 friends, another has 7, and the other two have 89 and 97. In our club, most members are friends with each other, because we have a real country club, not some Golfville form of game.
If your CC has an attractive calender and a decent group of members then you should have nothing to worry about.
We didn't lose any members to this poacher because our owner and friend Steven runs a great country club.
Thank you for letting me rant,
- Mark (a proud member and admin of J4FCC)