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#1 333pg333

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 07:47 PM

So there's a few rules under review or about to be changed soonish...whenever that is. Such as putting with the pin still in. Dropping from anywhere above the playing surface rather than shoulder high (ever noticed how many people drop from higher than the shoulder?). EDIT: Just read that this has been amended to knee high. Now that you think of it, the taller player has always been penalised more when dropping. Knee height included. Hmmm...(ps I'm not tall)

 

Divots....why should you be punished for someone else's previous shot? Surely you should be able to take relief from an unfilled divot? Stupid rule. 

 

Clubs in bag. Sure, we've all played in a 3 or 5 club event. Had some fun and perhaps worked out how to play Golf instead of Golf swing. But why limit the amount of clubs in a bag to 14? Doesn't matter what club you have in your hands...you still have to make the decision which one and then hit the shot. You can only hit one club at a time. Shouldn't make any difference if you have 14 , 15, 16 clubs in your bag. With multiple wedges available now, hybrids, driving irons and Drivers, 3, 4, 5 etc woods in most people's bags...why not let people carry 1 or 2 more clubs? 

 

There's probably a lot more rules that we'd like to change. Have at it...??? 


Edited by 333pg333, 20 March 2018 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 07:50 PM

If they were going to change the amount of clubs I would say reduce the amount, to say 12.

Bring back a some creativity.

Divots on the fairway should be classed as GUR.
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Posted 20 March 2018 - 07:57 PM

Yes, divots should definitely be GUR. 

 

Less clubs is a reasonable concept too. Meh...I want my 4 wedges, driving iron, 3 wood and Driver though...


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 08:22 PM

Have you gotten into Mouldy's medicine cabinet?
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:09 AM

So there's a few rules under review or about to be changed soonish...whenever that is. Such as putting with the pin still in. Dropping from anywhere above the playing surface rather than shoulder high (ever noticed how many people drop from higher than the shoulder?). EDIT: Just read that this has been amended to knee high. Now that you think of it, the taller player has always been penalised more when dropping. Knee height included. Hmmm...(ps I'm not tall)

 

Divots....why should you be punished for someone else's previous shot? Surely you should be able to take relief from an unfilled divot? Stupid rule. 

 

Clubs in bag. Sure, we've all played in a 3 or 5 club event. Had some fun and perhaps worked out how to play Golf instead of Golf swing. But why limit the amount of clubs in a bag to 14? Doesn't matter what club you have in your hands...you still have to make the decision which one and then hit the shot. You can only hit one club at a time. Shouldn't make any difference if you have 14 , 15, 16 clubs in your bag. With multiple wedges available now, hybrids, driving irons and Drivers, 3, 4, 5 etc woods in most people's bags...why not let people carry 1 or 2 more clubs? 

 

There's probably a lot more rules that we'd like to change. Have at it...??? 

 

 

Golf is expensive enough already - now I have to find an extra couple of clubs???? Let's reduce the number and bring the creativity and feel rather than just swinging full at all times.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 11:33 AM

Preferred lies through the green (one handspan, 6 inches, 15cm) would cure all issues about divots, whether the animal that made a hole was a dog, a gofer or a golfer
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 11:36 AM

Might as well take a small mat out and hit the ball off that.
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 11:45 AM

Just play tee up through the green, one mulligan allowed per round and the odd foot wedge.
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 12:10 PM

Might as well take a small mat out and hit the ball off that.


If the grounds staff can't make good grass grow everywhere, all the time, then why not?

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 12:16 PM

Just play tee up through the green, one mulligan allowed per round and the odd foot wedge.

 

Usual ISG rules then :D



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 12:25 PM

Usual ISG rules then :D


How else would Weeti shoot 6 over?
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 12:27 PM

If the grounds staff can't make good grass grow everywhere, all the time, then why not?


Maybe stop playing at shltholes.
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 12:31 PM

Maybe stop playing at shltholes.

 

It's like you're reading my mind.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 12:33 PM

It's like you're reading my mind.


More cartoons than actual words
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 12:38 PM

More cartoons than actual words

 

Only if Carson is the artist.


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Other, less impressive stuff...(I know...it's marginal...)
R/Up ISG Nationals 2013 | C Grade LD Growling Frog 8/2/14, 11th hole, TM R1, HOF Patriot shaft, testicles of steel | NTP 2nd hole Kooindah Waters 2014 ISG Nationals

3 Birdies in one round The Glades 2015 ISG Nationals | R/Up 4BBB 2015 ISG Nationals | NTP 16th hole Growling Frog OOM 2017 

C Grade LD Growling Frog 26/12/17, 15th hole, Callaway BB Alpha, HOF Patriot shaft, same old testicles of steel

Low Handicap point 12.7 9/4/16

Finally...and most importantly...
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