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Give me some suggestions to answer a question.....
CALLING ON ALL RULES JUNKIES OUT THERE! :birthday:


I am working on my PGA PGM (Professional Golf Management) workbooks and need a suggestion to help answer a question that I am drawing a blank on.

It deals with the Rules of Golf.

The question is this......

"How can the interpretation of a rules situation effect the ruling?"



That is what I am drawing a blank on.


Thank you all in advance!

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Remember another similar ruling that happened to David Frost at the Open in '99 at Carnoustie. He wanted a free drop after an errant drive, and was trying to convince the rules official that he should get the drop as he was standing on a pathway used by greenkeeping staff - the rules official refused the drop as Frost would have to have been aiming to hit his shot out of bounds to be standing on the pathway, and this was deemed to be an unreasonable shot to be attempting.

 

Hope that makes sense, and provides an example of what you're looking for.

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i think one time during the 94 us open at oakmont ernie got relief from one of those huge cranes with a cameraman on top....but according to the commentators, he was not suppose to, but the rules guy allowed it...so that was a matter of interpretation...forget the exact situation but that was the jist in a nutshell

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How about an errant drive that goes OB in the vicinity of a water hazard. It would be left to the officials interpretaion of where the ball went OB which would then affect which side of the hazard the player could drop from.

When a drive goes OB,there's not much to interpret.

Really? not even where it crossed the OB line to determine where you can drop?

 

When this happens to me I usually just tee up a provisional because I have a hard time deciding where the ball went OB and don't want anyone thinking I'm cheating.

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How about an errant drive that goes OB in the vicinity of a water hazard. It would be left to the officials interpretaion of where the ball went OB which would then affect which side of the hazard the player could drop from.

When a drive goes OB,there's not much to interpret.

Really? not even where it crossed the OB line to determine where you can drop?

 

When this happens to me I usually just tee up a provisional because I have a hard time deciding where the ball went OB and don't want anyone thinking I'm cheating.

 

When you hit a ball OB, you drop or re-tee from the spot you last hit, you don't drop near the white stake, unless you are playing a modification of the stroke and distance rule and are just playing stroke, which is not an actual rule, just one to enforce pace of play

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Thanks Guys and Gals!

 

Some of those expanded my thoughts. I got what I needed.

 

 

 

As for the OB confusion, don't feel bad! Many people who don't understand the Rules just combine some and make-up their own. (Only to be educated sometime in the future when they least expect it!)

 

I know of a municipal course near my home that decided to do what was said in an above post. In order to speed-up play, if a player hit a ball OB they just "local ruled" in a rule (although highly illegal :crazy: ) where the player could drop another ball into play at the point where the ball crossed the OB line and proceed from there under a penalty of one stroke!!! :blink:

 

Now I have heard of EVERYTHING when a CLUB makes-up rules!!!!

:)

 

 

 

On that note......... thanks again for all the replys!

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