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  • #16
    Apart from the group failing to identify the ball, Leal seemingly didn't have knowledge or virtual certainty that his ball was in the hazard.
    Putting isn't golf, greens should be treated almost the same as water hazards: you land on them, then add two strokes to your score.
    - Chi Chi Rodriguez

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    • #17
      Originally posted by xrox View Post
      If so, stupid f%cking golf rules!!!!
      Why so?

      The rules regarding positive identification of a ball (or balls) are there to ensure that a player proceeds correctly with little room for 'interpretation'.

      That said, if the player had exercised the appropriate discipline to prepare for competition by uniquely marking each of the balls that he put into play, then none of this would have happened.
      Sage of the GTA...

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      • #18
        Originally posted by aaagc View Post
        Apart from the group failing to identify the ball, Leal seemingly didn't have knowledge or virtual certainty that his ball was in the hazard.
        The article clearly states the tee shot was blind to an area with tall grass along with a hazard nearby. The player was entitled to play a provisional. He also appears to have been talked out of his KVC conviction that his original was in the hazard, hence the 2 balls for 3.3.
        And as others have said,if the balls had been marked, this could have all been avoided.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by wlorcb View Post

          He also appears to have been talked out of his KVC conviction that his original was in the hazard
          That decision was his alone. Another example of ignorance.

          Putting isn't golf, greens should be treated almost the same as water hazards: you land on them, then add two strokes to your score.
          - Chi Chi Rodriguez

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          • #20
            Originally posted by aaagc View Post

            I'm afraid there many people in society that need help with the simple things. These guys are just an example.
            The person who seems to have been given a pass in all this is the team coach. While we all agree as to the ultimate responsibility, if players on an NCAA team are playing with unmarked balls, the coach has not been doing his/her job. He appears to have had a lot to say, but unfortunately his comments don't include a recogntion of his responsibility.

            Often, after this type of ruling, Golf Ontario Rules Officials will go to a player's coach and point out how he/she had not been doing the full job in developing a serious competitive player. Situation that comes to mind involved a player not knowing how to deal with being paired with a slow player. There is a lot more to competitive golf than just knowing how to ht the ball.




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            Last edited by A Man Called Papa; Oct 8, 2018, 09:44 AM.
            People who lose faith in golf commonly convert to Catholicism, because the rules are easier to live with.

            Golf: - The Agony and the Ecstasy

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