What is the one rule you wish could be changed

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  • HitEmTrueHitEmTrue North TexasMembers  6841WRX Points: 610Posts: 6,841 Titanium Tees
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    Have you read the definition of a lost ball?

    Just because you haven’t found the ball yet, doesn’t mean it is lost yet.

    The rules are clear that a ball can be neither lost or found at the same time. From rule 18.3:

    “For a ball that might be lost, this applies:

    • When the original ball has not been found and identified and is not yet lost

    If you process to hit another ball while it is in that unknown status, without announcing provisional, you have invoked 18.1. Even if by accident.


    ( edit...I see where you are coming from now )

    while in this unknown status, you don’t know if it is OB. Don’t know if it is in PA. You cannot use 19. You can use 18.1.

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  • VindogVindog Don't order the schnitzel. They're using schnauzer! Members  18116WRX Points: 1,051Posts: 18,116 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Jan 7, 2020 12:04am #1623

    Thank you for admitting that.


    Ive seen players blast a ball so far right that they just tee up another one. Searching for the ball isn't compulsory, so we had no idea if it was playable, unplayable, in a PA or OB. But the player may always proceed under stroke and distance. 18.1


    I've also seen players top one to the left into the brush off the 1st hole at Causeway Club in SW Harbor. If you find it, you need to play it somehow, but one guy in particular Mike H. would just hit another one WITHOUT announcing a provisional, and without even looking for it. 18.1

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    run of the mill driver with stock shaft
    a couple of outdated hybrids
    shovel-ier shovels
    wedges from same shovel company
    some putter with a dead insert and
    a hideous grip
  • sui generissui generis Members  4450WRX Points: 782Posts: 4,450 Titanium Tees
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    Who writes your stuff? It feels like a time warp back to 2008 and we are listening to that goofy woman from Wasilla. Though she occasionally made sense when she read something written for her. You need a new writer.

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  • VindogVindog Don't order the schnitzel. They're using schnauzer! Members  18116WRX Points: 1,051Posts: 18,116 Titanium Tees
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    The first bulletpoint in 19.2 exists because 18.1 allows it. Not sure what the hangup is here.

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    run of the mill driver with stock shaft
    a couple of outdated hybrids
    shovel-ier shovels
    wedges from same shovel company
    some putter with a dead insert and
    a hideous grip
  • HitEmTrueHitEmTrue North TexasMembers  6841WRX Points: 610Posts: 6,841 Titanium Tees
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    Without 18.1, someone would knock it off the planet...to an unknown status. He then tees a ball and hits it, saying that he’s taking stroke and distance. The other player says “under what rule?”

    The first player proceeds to say that it is under 19, 17, or 18.2. All the bases are covered.

    The other player is quite stubborn, insisting that he MUST know which rule he is invoking.

    Several pages of arguing later, they get the USGA involved, and they publish a decision. Or Rule 18.1.

    I’m not real sure why the clarity brought by 18.1 bothers you so much.

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  • VindogVindog Don't order the schnitzel. They're using schnauzer! Members  18116WRX Points: 1,051Posts: 18,116 Titanium Tees
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    18.1 allows the bulletpoint in 19.2.

    14.6 defines the procedure for playing from where the previous stroke was made, which is what you must do when proceeding under S&D. If you do that incorrectly, there is a penalty, as Tiger Woods found out, albeit under the old rules


    Not sure what the hangup is here.

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    run of the mill driver with stock shaft
    a couple of outdated hybrids
    shovel-ier shovels
    wedges from same shovel company
    some putter with a dead insert and
    a hideous grip
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  • VindogVindog Don't order the schnitzel. They're using schnauzer! Members  18116WRX Points: 1,051Posts: 18,116 Titanium Tees
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    The relief availabe in those rules is because 18.1 allows it. No matter wherer the ball lay or no matter what the procedure is for R17 for example, a player may always proceed under S&D. It's only logical that this point is reinforced in the other rules as a relief option. Those rules are reiterating 18.1, not the other way around.


    So redundancy is your issue. Great. Clarity is never a bad thing, imo

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    run of the mill driver with stock shaft
    a couple of outdated hybrids
    shovel-ier shovels
    wedges from same shovel company
    some putter with a dead insert and
    a hideous grip
  • VindogVindog Don't order the schnitzel. They're using schnauzer! Members  18116WRX Points: 1,051Posts: 18,116 Titanium Tees
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    Nope. Each of those rules includes, as a relief option, that which is expressly allowed by 18.1.

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    run of the mill driver with stock shaft
    a couple of outdated hybrids
    shovel-ier shovels
    wedges from same shovel company
    some putter with a dead insert and
    a hideous grip
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    run of the mill driver with stock shaft
    a couple of outdated hybrids
    shovel-ier shovels
    wedges from same shovel company
    some putter with a dead insert and
    a hideous grip
  • antipantip Members  1160WRX Points: 375Posts: 1,160 Platinum Tees
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    Well done, LICC. You have totally misunderstand the question and the answer and applied your own selective interpretation for your own nefarious ends. The question simply aims to get people more familiar with the different levels of penalties that apply under the (then forthcoming 2019) Rules of Golf as outlined in 1.3c(2). Best to give up your one man war on this nonsensical front and contribute to other genuine (rather than imagined) rules issues.

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    run of the mill driver with stock shaft
    a couple of outdated hybrids
    shovel-ier shovels
    wedges from same shovel company
    some putter with a dead insert and
    a hideous grip
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  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members  2656WRX Points: 523Handicap: 11Posts: 2,656 Titanium Tees
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    Guys, when you wrestle with a pig, you both get covered in mud, but the pig likes it. Stop being troll bait, and he'll go away.

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    run of the mill driver with stock shaft
    a couple of outdated hybrids
    shovel-ier shovels
    wedges from same shovel company
    some putter with a dead insert and
    a hideous grip
  • VindogVindog Don't order the schnitzel. They're using schnauzer! Members  18116WRX Points: 1,051Posts: 18,116 Titanium Tees
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    Cool. If that's what you're hanging your hat on I guess. But it may be the reddest herring so far.

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    run of the mill driver with stock shaft
    a couple of outdated hybrids
    shovel-ier shovels
    wedges from same shovel company
    some putter with a dead insert and
    a hideous grip
  • rogolfrogolf Members  4351WRX Points: 594Posts: 4,351 Titanium Tees
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    Agree, and it just ain't worth the attention it's received. Time to ignore and let it die on the vine.

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  • rogolfrogolf Members  4351WRX Points: 594Posts: 4,351 Titanium Tees
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    Trust me, I'm not stuck on any argument, but I can recognize what's a battle and what's a war. Your battle ain't worth fighting - it's irrelevant.

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  • isaacbmisaacbm Members  3411WRX Points: 496Handicap: +2.9Posts: 3,411 Titanium Tees
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    This thread should be locked

    It never ceases to amaze me how many men that are obsessed with being right tend to gravitate towards rules forums...

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