The Georgetown Golf Club has banned a man from its course after he was filmed allegedly shouting a racist slur at another golfer on the weekend.
In a statement, the club said the incident “unquestionably runs counter to our values as an organization” adding that “any incident involving racism will not be tolerated”.
The man has also been banned from playing on any courses owned by ClubLink, the parent company of the Georgetown course.
The incident occurred Saturday (October 10) at the course located on 10th Line in Georgetown.
Gursher Dhillon, 23, filmed the incident after an argument broke out between his party and the man identified as Michael Warrington. Officials at the golf course called police when they received the complaint.
In the video Warrington is heard using a racist term to refer to Dhillon, who is of South-Asian-Canadian descent.
“Not the first time encountering racism on a golf course but the first time recorded at my home course,” said Dhillon on Instagram.
Warrington has subsequently issued a statement apologizing for his behaviour adding that his family has been threatened as a result of the video being viewed on news sites and social media. He has also reportedly been fired from his job.
Dhillon said he is open to talking to Warrington to discuss the issues involved with racism.