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#91 Itchy4Scratch

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:27 PM

 

And then there was my unbridled delight at being asked to replace the flag before a player putted from 15ft. So there I was trying to stay far enough out of the eye of the previous player and close enough not to waste too much time before the player putted.

 

That isn't happening in any group I'm playing in. Just tell them you'll snap one of their clubs every time they ask for the flag to be replaced after it has been removed. That will shut them up. 


 


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:45 PM

That isn't happening in any group I'm playing in. Just tell them you'll snap one of their clubs every time they ask for the flag to be replaced after it has been removed. That will shut them up.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:04 PM

Just as a hypothetical, if part of the ball is below ground level as described and a gust of wind blows the flag so that the ball pops out and finishes an inch away, was the ball holed with the previous stroke?

 

I can imagine the conversation with the rules committee saying "we all saw it, the ball was clearly stationary partially in the hole and then the flag moved and it popped out" and various lesser degrees of certainty down to "I think I saw my ball partially in the hole but it popped out".

Good question and it would/could only come into play on a really windy day, for instance. ( realistic if you're playing on King Island ) 

Should the rule be expanded to stop the gcuts type of scrutiny and either the ball has to be fully below the ground, like before ?

Or should there be a time frame of, say 3 to 5 seconds that the ball must stay in the same position before being removed ? Would that then give other fellow players the chance to assess if the ball is actually stable and some part of it is holed ?

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ps: still waiting for an apology. 



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:09 PM

You are such a beast hey ?


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:17 PM

 

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ps: still waiting for an apology. 

 

Not from me I hope!



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:30 PM

Not from me I hope!

Of course not from you.

Either gcuts in this tread or Spade in the trash can topic !

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:03 PM

Just as a hypothetical, if part of the ball is below ground level as described and a gust of wind blows the flag so that the ball pops out and finishes an inch away, was the ball holed with the previous stroke?
 
I can imagine the conversation with the rules committee saying "we all saw it, the ball was clearly stationary partially in the hole and then the flag moved and it popped out" and various lesser degrees of certainty down to "I think I saw my ball partially in the hole but it popped out".


That 'rider' in the rule is an unnecessary complication that will come back and bite the rule writer in due course. Just determining that the ball is between the flagstick and the edge of the cup should be sufficient.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:37 PM

That 'rider' in the rule is an unnecessary complication that will come back and bite the rule writer in due course. Just determining that the ball is between the flagstick and the edge of the cup should be sufficient.



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