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  • #46
    Originally posted by Arthur Dailey View Post
    What if his Secret Service detail won't let you close to his bag?
    Never played or refereed with secret service involved. But secret service don't over-ride the Rules of golf, just have to respect their responsibility, and they have to respect mine.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by rulie View Post

      Never played or refereed with secret service involved. But secret service don't over-ride the Rules of golf, just have to respect their responsibility, and they have to respect mine.
      In theory but allegedly the rules of golf do not apply when the POTUS is playing:

      https://www.esquire.com/sports/a2645...nder-in-cheat/

      https://www.golfdigest.com/story/10-...eating-at-golf

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Benz View Post

        Just out of curiosity, what was it that he didn't understand?

        I ask because many people I know are not even aware of all of the options for an unplayable ball.
        He tried to walk back from where he picked up, but not on a straight line between his ball in the flag. He was moving on a 45 degree angle into the fairway so that he could get a clean view of the flag.

        For those that don't know, with an Unplayable you can drop within 2 clublengths of where the ball is - no nearer to the hole, play again from where you last played, or go as far back as you like, as long as you keep in a straight line from where the ball is lying and the flag. All drops incur a one stroke penalty.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by rulie View Post

          Never played or refereed with secret service involved. But secret service don't over-ride the Rules of golf, just have to respect their responsibility, and they have to respect mine.
          If I'm playing with someone who has Secret Service with him, he can do what he wants. Those guys are large and carry guns!

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          • #50
            That's one stupid rule in my mind. Carry and play with 100 clubs if you must...you'd still have to hit the damn ball and put in the hole...lol.
            s long as the clubs and balls are legal, couldn't care less.

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            • #51
              I wouldn't count anyones clubs.
              Ping K15- 10.5 Driver
              Taylormade R11 15 Deg
              Titleist 910F- 21 Deg
              Callaway Razr- 24 Deg
              Titleist 913H- 27 Deg
              Callaway Diablo Edge Irons- 7-Gap
              Taylormade RBZ- 55 Deg Wedge
              Titleist Vokey- 60 Deg Wedge
              Ping Scottsdale Putter
              Sun Mountain Bag
              Home Course: Pine Knot London

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              • #52
                Who counts clubs ? Why ? Play the damn game and enjoy it , can we find any other mundane way to make this game less appealing ?

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Bailey View Post
                  Who counts clubs ? Why ? Play the damn game and enjoy it , can we find any other mundane way to make this game less appealing ?
                  Heck why not, lets just eliminate all the rules in competitive golf.....and make it a free for all and cheat as you go like every weekend warrior

                  may the best cheater win....

                  in a casual round for those who don't play by the rules anyways and non competitive purposes do as you please ....i can often have a tester I built in the bag or toss in a different shaft part way through a round to try it. I did have a 15th club in my bag a month or so ago in a casual , but with side bets game. One buddy , noticed and called me on it as i took his money, so I added the 4 strokes to my total score, handed back 4$ of the money I won off him as one game was played off strokes. i'll get my revenge as he is a master ball fluffer
                  Last edited by Weirfan; Aug 17, 2019, 01:56 PM.
                  "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened "

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Bailey View Post
                    Who counts clubs ? Why ? Play the damn game and enjoy it , can we find any other mundane way to make this game less appealing ?
                    Like many things, it depends on the situation.

                    If I were playing in a sanctioned event, then I would play by ALL the rules and I would expect my opponents or fellow competitors to do the same. It does not serve the game to ignore the rules. Look what happened to the NHL when officials consciously decided to routinely ignore slashing, hacking, holding and cross-checking, all in the spirit of 'just let them play'. Well, if it is considered bad sportsmanship to point out that someone else is breaking the rules, then that is not a good precedent. After all, a game without rules is just practice.
                    Sage of the GTA...

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                    • #55
                      Iím not on any tour , I go out and play my game , my score is what matters to me not the rest of my group . If you are in my foursome , play by whatever rules you want , its a game that relaxes me . Iíll be damed if Iím going to stress over the amount of clubs someone else has , while I am trying to relax .
                      Spin it however you want guys , its a game and itís fun . Try it , you may like it.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Bailey View Post
                        Iím not on any tour , I go out and play my game , my score is what matters to me not the rest of my group . If you are in my foursome , play by whatever rules you want , its a game that relaxes me . Iíll be damed if Iím going to stress over the amount of clubs someone else has , while I am trying to relax .
                        Spin it however you want guys , its a game and itís fun . Try it , you may like it.
                        I have played in lots of groups where 'variations' to the Rules of Golf have been announced before the round. Fair enough, and it's fair if everyone plays by the same rules. But, it's important to notice that there are at least some rules even in those circumstances. It's not a free for all.

                        If you're playing in an event then everyone must play by the same rules, and those are usually the formal Rules of Golf unless specified otherwise.

                        If you're just playing a casual game, rules don't mean a damn thing.
                        Sage of the GTA...

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Benz View Post

                          If you're just playing a game, rules don't mean a damn thing.
                          Thatís what we are all doing , just playing a game .
                          Dont poke the bear boy.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Bailey View Post

                            Thatís what we are all doing , just playing a game .
                            Dont poke the bear boy.
                            Don't misquote me, boy.
                            Sage of the GTA...

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Bailey View Post

                              Thatís what we are all doing , just playing a game .
                              Except that in many instances, for many of us, that game is played in a competitive environment, be that club competitions, GTA am or other competitive events . Rules are required and must be followed. Many choose to let those rules govern their play at all times even when not in a competitive round...that is up to them , and IMO is respecting the game as it should be played.

                              as Benz says, in a casual game break the rules, make up your own rules, cheat all you want...nobody cares...then score doesn't matter at all...and its all for fun, which I absolutely endorse for the occasional golfer
                              "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened "

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                              • #60
                                I never check my opponents bags, but if I did notice that at a tournament I would let the player know before he/she teed off. Why would I want to win that way and ruin the other players day? Pretty lame in my books if you don't say anything.
                                Driver : TaylorMade R11s 460cc 10.5*
                                Wood: Taylormade Rocketballz 3 wood
                                Irons : PING G20 4-PW
                                Wedges : Cleveland RTX 588 52 & 60
                                Putter : Odyssey Metal-X 2-Ball Putter
                                Ball : TaylorMade Penta

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