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  • Benz
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    Originally posted by Netz View Post
    Would never count, or care, how many clubs an opponent has in their bag. As a matter of fact in this day and age not too sure if 14 is the right number for more experienced players

    I have 14 and to be truthful probably seldom hit two of them. 3 and 5 wood.
    In a match play event, that would be your prerogative. However, if you were a competitor in a stroke play event, what would you do?

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  • Netz
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    Would never count, or care, how many clubs an opponent has in their bag. As a matter of fact in this day and age not too sure if 14 is the right number for more experienced players

    I have 14 and to be truthful probably seldom hit two of them. 3 and 5 wood.

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  • Benz
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    Originally posted by Weirfan View Post

    so do as you please rules wise, but is so, leave the pencil and scorecard at the first tee
    Well said.

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  • Weirfan
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    Originally posted by ginrin View Post
    I'm actually quite surprised by some of the answers. If you're going to play a game no matter what game it is ,the rules are there for a reason.If you decide to play golf and care not for the rules, what's the use of playing. You might as well go to a range and hit balls. Protocol and etiquette is what makes golf such a great sport or game.
    But playing a course is more fun and interesting so , let people do what they want.....HOWEVER , as Iggy says, there is no point in these folks keeping score as it has zero meaning,....i mean I can bend the rules and shoot under par every round.,..

    so do as you please rules wise, but is so, leave the pencil and scorecard at the first tee

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  • ginrin
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    I'm actually quite surprised by some of the answers. If you're going to play a game no matter what game it is ,the rules are there for a reason.If you decide to play golf and care not for the rules, what's the use of playing. You might as well go to a range and hit balls. Protocol and etiquette is what makes golf such a great sport or game.

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  • Benz
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    Originally posted by Weirfan View Post

    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
    Thanks for helping to clarify that my comment was in regard to 'casual' play, not competitive play (aka 'real golf').

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  • Ignatius Reilly
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    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 used to argue that, rather forcefully.

    But years of playing with a guy that I (and many others) would refer to as a "rules Nazi" have changed my mind. It took about 60 rounds with him for me to get what he'd been saying. In part, because he was generally being an a-hole in how he said it!

    Here's the thing: If you keep score, you should play by the rules - ALL the rules. Otherwise you don't really know what your score is. You've got some number that represents the number of strokes you took on a golf course under.... arbitrary rules.

    That's all fine, but..... why not just play by all the rules (or at least as many as you can figure out)? Then you'd have a score that's comparable to anyone else in the world who plays by the rules. Otherwise.... it's kinda a made up number, isn't it? As my friend would put it, "why even count your strokes, just make up a number and put it down". The attitude he took would piss me off, but in the long run he had a point.

    This approach also fits with "try it, you may like it".

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  • golfingtime
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    Originally posted by mr.poker View Post
    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.
    And if it came up after the round (and i lost), I wouldn't care either!!!!!

    How often does one use all 14 clubs in a round anyways?

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  • mr.poker
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    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.

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  • Weirfan
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    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

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  • Benz
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    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.

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  • Bailey
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    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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  • Benz
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    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.

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  • Bailey
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    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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  • Benz
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    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.

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