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#1 hoyboy80

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 01:03 PM

I have recently joined a new club and a few weeks ago the starter tried to penalize me 2 strokes for not collecting my card from the starters box 10mins before my established Tee time. Even though i Tee'd off exactly on time............... Has anyone ever heard of a ruling like this before? To me it's sound like it's a club rule not a rule of golf therefore should not impact my score



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 01:48 PM

I have recently joined a new club and a few weeks ago the starter tried to penalize me 2 strokes for not collecting my card from the starters box 10mins before my established Tee time. Even though i Tee'd off exactly on time............... Has anyone ever heard of a ruling like this before? To me it's sound like it's a club rule not a rule of golf therefore should not impact my score

You are correct - it is not a Rule of golf and therefore must be a club rule.  Club rules must not apply golf penalties (strokes, disqualification) but may apply sanctions at the club, such as not being eligible for the next event.  Sounds like this club needs to conform to what is permitted by club rules.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 05:24 PM

Name and shame.
Which club is it that won't follow the rules?

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 06:03 PM

I have recently joined a new club and a few weeks ago the starter tried to penalize me 2 strokes for not collecting my card from the starters box 10mins before my established Tee time. Even though i Tee'd off exactly on time............... Has anyone ever heard of a ruling like this before? To me it's sound like it's a club rule not a rule of golf therefore should not impact my score

 

I think this is within rules of golf which allows committee power to set the terms of competition which includes method of entry.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:04 PM

I think this is within rules of golf which allows committee power to set the terms of competition which includes method of entry.


See rogolf's response above.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:05 AM

I think this is within rules of golf which allows committee power to set the terms of competition which includes method of entry.

Yes, but they are not permitted to apply golf penalties (strokes, loss of hole, dq) for a breach of conditions which do not involve playing of the game, such as entry requirements.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 03:21 AM

Yes, but they are not permitted to apply golf penalties (strokes, loss of hole, dq) for a breach of conditions which do not involve playing of the game, such as entry requirements.

Here's a Decision which gives guidance:

6-6b/8  Requirement That Score Be Entered into Computer

Q.  May a Committee, as a condition of competition, provide that a competitor must enter his score into a computer?

A.  No. Such a condition would modify Rule 6-6b.

However, while it is not permissible to penalize a player under the Rules of Golf for failing to enter his score into a computer, a Committee may, in order to assist in the administration of the competition, introduce a "club regulation" to this effect and provide disciplinary sanctions (e.g., ineligibility to play in the next club competition(s)) for failure to act in accordance with the regulation.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 06:53 PM

 

Here's a Decision which gives guidance:

6-6b/8  Requirement That Score Be Entered into Computer

Q.  May a Committee, as a condition of competition, provide that a competitor must enter his score into a computer?

A.  No. Such a condition would modify Rule 6-6b.

However, while it is not permissible to penalize a player under the Rules of Golf for failing to enter his score into a computer, a Committee may, in order to assist in the administration of the competition, introduce a "club regulation" to this effect and provide disciplinary sanctions (e.g., ineligibility to play in the next club competition(s)) for failure to act in accordance with the regulation.

 

Thank you rogolf.

I've had so many arguments about this. I've never heard anyone say thay joined a golf club because of their wonderful handicapping computer and yet I've seen so many people storm out of the clubhouse because of computer stress.






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