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#16 GhettoGolfer

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 08:10 PM

My course had a garden bed rule, whereby if you found yourself in one, you got free relief. This rule was rescinded in November.

It's had quite an effect...particularly on certain holes, like the 4th.

Ask Carson.


Yeah and how they have also changed their tee markers to spikeless ones.

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:01 PM

I'm practically a course designer
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:06 PM

Should be a local rule that if your ball gets plugged around the 3rd green cause its soo fukcing wet you get relief. My ball was so plugged last week the surface had folded back over the top like a little trap door!

Under the Rules of Golf you have free relief for a ball embedded or plugged in its own pitch mark in closely-mown areas through the green, Rule 25-2. The ball can be lifted, cleaned and dropped without penalty as near as possible to the spot where it lay not nearer the hole.

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:09 PM

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You should come with a white circle of paint around you
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:19 PM

Under the Rules of Golf you have free relief for a ball embedded or plugged in its own pitch mark in closely-mown areas through the green, Rule 25-2. The ball can be lifted, cleaned and dropped without penalty as near as possible to the spot where it lay not nearer the hole.

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:26 PM

I remember that old olinda course having preferred lies basically everywhere, that was crazy. We were playing match play and we would go bush looking for my opponents ball and once we found the ball in destination fcuked he always managed to find a lie he could get it in play from.


Any ball on the fairway always rolled off into the crud. So it was only fair that players could place their ball (one handspan) where they could get a club to it.
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:30 PM

How about a local rule ( not posted ) that if a player adds up his stableford points incorrectly he is disqualified.Sorts out a few visitors I believe.


You know that's the committee's problem because half the contestants can't add up a few numbers.
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:51 PM

Preferred Lies might be .....  through the green .

I hope not.



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 10:05 PM

Thanks Weets, Duely noted!




Wondered what the big gouge marks were and all the mud and siht spread over the green.... Surely TOL knew the fcuken rule....
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 10:42 PM

Wondered what the big gouge marks were and all the mud and siht spread over the green.... Surely TOL knew the fcuken rule....

 

I wouldn't do that to your greens. Seeing as it was just a social hit i picked up and dropped anyway. 


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:14 AM

You know that's the committee's problem because half the contestants can't add up a few numbers.

Computer does it all now & some of them still find ways to ###### it up. :)


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:54 AM

I remember that old olinda course having preferred lies basically everywhere, that was crazy. We were playing match play and we would go bush looking for my opponents ball and once we found the ball in destination fcuked he always managed to find a lie he could get it in play from.

 

Geez I played up there for years (socially) and never took a drop. Guess it pays to read the local rules hey.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 11:22 AM

Nothing wrong with a local rule for garden beds ... it's usually there to protect the garden.

 

The local rules I find most amusing are the ones that just reiterate a Rule of Golf, for example "relief from bird scratchings", or those that are so brief and poorly written as to be wide open to interpretation, for example "preferred lies, one club length".



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 12:48 PM

Geez I played up there for years (socially) and never took a drop. Guess it pays to read the local rules hey.


Yeah this guy was mental, there was off the fairway and deep bush. He used it to his full advantage haha.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 05:35 PM

Wondered what the big gouge marks were and all the mud and siht spread over the green.... Surely TOL knew the fcuken rule....



I knew the rule but it was better to dig it out with the spade I always carry. Had to get rid of the mud somewhere and there was plenty of room on the green :P
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