Cigar blown out of proportion

After a picture of Michael Jordan was published smoking a cigar on Harding Park, San Francisco residents immediately noticed that it violated park code.

In 2006 the Board of Supervisors banned smoking in public parks, including golf courses.

After a few phone calls from the public poking fun at the matter, Recreation and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg did his job by sending a one-line e-mail to President’s Cup director Tom Clark, reminding him about the rules.

Ginsburg was able to laugh at the matter but also said, “This should all be taken with a bit of perspective. While it is true that the Board of Supervisors legislated a ban smoking on our public golf courses, it’s not exactly our most vexing problem in our parks. Frankly, a cigar butt on a fairway is the least of our challenges.”

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