It's just the typical singaporean mentality that just because you paid for the tickets, you think it's your entitlement to take pics.
Do as romans do in rome. If you do not want to abide by the rules. Then don't go. Simple as that.
Now, my point is this - Tanah Merah CC must be one of the noisiest course around with aircraft taking off and landing and a busy road next to it too. I am very sure my shutter noise is entirely drown out by the ambient noise.
Another point - even tiny PnS cams without shutter noise were not allowed.
Next issue - how noisy is the shutter of a dSLR or rather how far away you need to be in order for the golfer not to hear the shutter click in the golf course. I guess at 20m away, you cannot hear a thing. Just out of curiosity, I might wanna to test it out. And of course, some dSLR are more noisy than others.
I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.
Maybe we should entice the likes of Maria Sharapova and at least one of the Williams sisters to join golf?
Talking about the Williams sisters, perhaps its time they join golf, they're getting a little too slow for tennis And besides, I'd pay good money to watch Venus Williams out-drive Tiger from the men's tee box!!!