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I'm a big rules aficionado, but I don't call out other players if I'm not in a match with them them.  They can throw the ball on the green for all I care if it doesn't affect pace of play.   If I see someone doing something wrong and I think it's because they don't know the rule, I'll say, "Just checking - you do know that would be a penalty in a tournament, right?"
Well, I certainly agree that different thoughts work differently for different people.   However, I would argue that the vast majority of beginning players with a poor swing develop that over-the-top with not-much-turn swing because they're trying to hit the ball.  The "natural athlete" on the other hand recognizes the goal is to deliver the energy to a target and the ball is simply an obstacle in the way of the swing.  Therefore, they develop the good turn, head behind...
 A green which is surrounded by vegetation or in a depression often suffers from a lack of air movement.  Without the air movement, water on the grass can't evaporate, and it's that evaporation which keeps the grass cool.  So, fans must provide artificial air movement to prevent too much stress on the turf.  They're particularly prevalent with bent grass in southern climates.  You'll won't see as many (or often any) on courses that use warmer-season grasses such as Bermuda.
Wow.  Just glad he figured actually rolling it over might be going a bit too far.
Congrats!  You'd rank in the top 50 of the PGA tour.
 As ColinL pointed out, you can remove loose impediments with your club.  I would guess your coach does not want you to do so because someone might claim that in doing so, you improved your line of play by the club pressing something down, or perhaps the movement of the club altering how the grass lays.  
 Agreed the lack of knowledge of the caddy was surprising, but I'm not surprised about the announcers at all.  In general, there's a relationship:  the more vehemently an announcer argues about a rules issue, the more wrong he is about the actual rule.
In general, you take relief for one rule at a time.  If taking relief from one condition puts you into a position where you are entitled to relief under another rule, you then follow the procedure for that rule.  See decision below.   In the case described one would:   A)  Find the nearest point of relief for the ball on the cart path and drop according the procedure.   B)  Determine if the fence interfered with the stance, swing or lie from the new ball position....
 If your brother didn't want to hit out of the rough, why did he?  Just pull the ball out of all rough and hazards, and should a hazard be in the way, just pick up the ball and drop it on the other side.  You think other golfers would care?  Heck no.   Now, if he were trying to turn in a handicap or running around telling other golfers how badly he "beat" them, people are going to have an issue with that.  But if your brother wants to play with me, as far as I'm concerned,...
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