I've got three similar stories.
... Young Brian, was getting ready to play his shot from our fairway back across. He took his preferred lie - about a foot to his right. Dad and I loved it, we were about to drive off when we saw him look back to his group. They couldn't see him, so he moved it another foot and half this time, further to his right ...
Isn't the veterans rule aTwo club preferred lie?
I'm certain I've seen it put to use by many a veteran player over the years.
Not counting the "foot wedge" in your shots for the hole