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#31 OldBogey

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:50 PM

Perhaps this needs to be added over in the "making the rules simpler" thread as a suggestion for OB and for the good of mankind?
 
If every player is supposed to rake a bunker post use, so that it is pristine for the next player, and they actually did so, then there would never be an issue.
 
If a footprint occurs and you end up in it ........  then you simply mark and lift the ball, rake the area smooth and then drop the ball where the footprint was previously, and simply play on.
 
Why should you be penalised with a bad lie, which was caused from an action by someone else who is not doing the right thing, when, had they done the right thing in the first place, it would not have resulted in the aforementioned issue?
 
As for Robbie, if you play on courses where you follow the great unwashed around, you have to expect that at the moment, until they bring back public executions anyway.


If the world's top golfers, playing for mega-bucks, found themselves in an imperfectly prepared bunker, there'd be hell to pay. Heads would roll.

So, why should plebs like ordinary golfers have to tolerate footprints, animal droppings and even sticks in our bunkers ?

Yes, lift the ball, fix the bunker and replace the ball.
Or, at the cost of one stroke, drop out of the bunker.

It all makes sense to me.

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:53 PM

Of course, if we're playing out of hypothetical bunkers then, hypothetically speaking, why wouldn't we use perfectly prepared bunkers?

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:02 PM

A pristine hazard, I love it.


If you are being sarcasric, i like it.
If you are serious, my opinion will change
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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:13 PM

What if he was seriously sarcastic?

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:41 PM

I subscribe to the idea that a bunker is a hazard and should be treated as such, don't rake them , just fill them with sand and take your chances.
But until they change the ruling I will winge about the errant leaf or not so pristine bunker I have found my self in.
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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:42 PM

So consider this....
Green keeper arrives at green at 8.00am to find flag lying on the ground. As he exits vehicle muttering about the parentage of the person responsible for not putting the pin back in the hole....
Closer inspection revealed the flag pole was snapped and the area around the hole was a scene of carnage...
Carnage was not man made... but that of a couple of hop grassers having a fight with the flag being central to said brawl...

So if you arrived at green before green keeper what are your options...

That is also not hypothetical but fact...

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:46 PM

Of course you really need to see a situation, but I was answering on the basis of what I took to be a reference to a kangaroo paw/hoof/foot print rather than just disturbed sand.

Colin,
Many original posts provide scant details of situation and Local Rule. That is part of the reaśon for confusion and lots of irrelevant stuff. Still everybody seems to having a good time. Fun is good
The kangaroo experiences on oz courses are to be savoured. Nowhere else can you wonder if a large male roo is going to keep looking at you or decide your guts should be torn out for looking g at his hot females.

Hearing the sound of a golf ball whacking into their hide is interesting too.
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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:49 PM

So consider this....
Green keeper arrives at green at 8.00am to find flag lying on the ground. As he exits vehicle muttering about the parentage of the person responsible for not putting the pin back in the hole....
Closer inspection revealed the flag pole was snapped and the area around the hole was a scene of carnage...
Carnage was not man made... but that of a couple of hop grassers having a fight with the flag being central to said brawl...
So if you arrived at green before green keeper what are your options...
That is also not hypothetical but fact...


Stop playing on a country course.

You're welcome.
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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:52 PM

Stop playing on a country course.

You're welcome.


Thanks Slim...
Way hand is at present I'm going to have a holiday for a while anyways...

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#40 Tolmij

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 05:11 PM

Thanks Slim...
Way hand is at present I'm going to have a holiday for a while anyways...



Does that mean you will also stop posting. :P. :o
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Posted 27 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

And the dynamic trio with their full comedic sideshow is back bringing us complete humorous gold!


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 05:34 PM

Does that mean you will also stop posting. :P. :o


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#43 OldBogey

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 08:41 PM

So consider this....
Green keeper arrives at green at 8.00am to find flag lying on the ground. As he exits vehicle muttering about the parentage of the person responsible for not putting the pin back in the hole....
Closer inspection revealed the flag pole was snapped and the area around the hole was a scene of carnage...
Carnage was not man made... but that of a couple of hop grassers having a fight with the flag being central to said brawl...
So if you arrived at green before green keeper what are your options...
That is also not hypothetical but fact...

Do the green keeper's job for him and repair the damage as best you can.
Report it to the committee at the earliest opportunity.

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:01 PM

Do the green keeper's job for him and repair the damage as best you can.
Report it to the committee at the earliest opportunity.


Mid week...
Committee have day jobs...
Next

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#45 Itchy4Scratch

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:17 PM

Mid week...
Committee have day jobs...
Next

I'd ring the pro shop and ask what to do. Probably repair as much as possible until the ground staff could re-cut the hole




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