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  1. Agreed, remove all the loose impediments before dropping or placing but not before replacing. The whole issue brought back memories of Garcia trying to remove a pine straw in the Masters when he won.
  2. The handful of self-proclaimed ready golfers I've played with have been like that. For them it's simply an excuse to not be ready when it would be their turn, or even after everyone else has already teed off. I don't know how they manage to lose something in their bag and pockets on every single hole. Luckily enough the vast majority of people I play with understand it the way it should be, be ready when it's your turn to play and deviate from honours and furthest out when it makes sense.
  3. When you're done with this issue, you can tackle the problem of a fair share of plus handicaps being based on tournament rounds, which are not played in the conditions for which the courses they play are rated to begin with.
  4. All the obstacles and challenges on the course a scratch player is expected to face are included in the Course Rating. Bogey Rating includes all the same challenges for a bogey golfer (for men a player with a playing handicap around 20, 24 for women). But because it's practically impossible to rate the courses for every single level of playing ability, the relative difficulty of a given course and set of tees in relation to the scratch golfer is depicted with the Slope Rating. For men Slope Rating = 5.381 * (Bogey Rating - Course Rating). The Slope Rating (divided by 113) is simply
  5. It was rerated last year and the ratings stayed practically the same. The rating system isn't perfect and it's simply one of those courses that showcase those imperfections.
  6. The less than 10% was also the number we were given as an estimate. But I'd say it is harmful as handicaps aren't updated in real time and attestation of scores returned online had to be done away with to get the scores into the system in time. For the courses at our club the PCC has lead to an adjustment on 8% of the days on one course and on 28% of the days on the other. For comparison the similar CBA (Computed Buffer Adjustment) in the EGA system was supposed to kick in in about 20% of competitions but it affected some 60-70% of the scores on the latter course. The Course Rating
  7. There's no penalty if you remove loose impediments and your ball on the green moves because of it. But you can't lift the ball without marking it first. To avoid any appearance of evil, you should mark the position of the ball to a direction that gets the ball marker outside of the leaf using the same procedure you'd use when moving a marker away from someone else's line of play. Just reverse the procedure when replacing the ball.
  8. Well, the penalty for touching or moving a ball in play was one stroke (unless it was done under the opponent's consent) until 1933 when they changed it to what is now known as the General Penalty (2 strokes or loss of hole). Then in 1976 they went back to the old ways and the one-stroke penalty is still valid today. https://www.randa.org/en/rog/2019/rules/interpretations/rule-18-interpretations#18-3c-2-5
  9. This is the exact reason why stakes used to identify a Penalty Area should be placed outside of the PA. https://www.randa.org/en/rog/2019/rules/committee-procedures/2#2c_2
  10. Each of our clubs are numbered and naturally you have a membership number at your club, so your ID is in a xx-yyyy format. If you are a member of multiple clubs, you have as many IDs but only one of the clubs can be your "home club" that takes care of your handicap. If you switch clubs your ID will also change.
  11. Maybe all the croquet players are simply injured?
  12. Tough crowd, or one unfamiliar with the Looney Tunes' laws of science. ?
  13. Hence the assumption it might work better in the aforementioned countries. ?
  14. Obviously designed to be used in Australia and New Zealand.
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