Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
SAGolfLuvr

Is it illegal for a man to play with a golf ball designed for ladies?

21 posts in this topic

Just a question I was asked last week. I wonder what the golf community thinks.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!


Originally Posted by SAGolfLuvr

Just a question I was asked last week. I wonder what the golf community thinks.



Nothing in the rules of golf recognizes a difference between a man and a woman.  This means you're welcome to use a woman's ball, or clubs, or bag, or glove, or whatever you would like.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Its not illegal but your buddies will probably make fun of you for it.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing against it.  In fact, the Precept Lady was a pretty popular ball, especially for older men with slower swings but many didn't like hitting a ladies ball so they came out with the Precept Laddie... pretty much the same ball.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

If memory serves me correctly, a tour player on the feeder series (back then the Nationwide Tour was called the Buy.com Tour) won using the Precept Lady.  While it didn't quite spark mass usage amongst the other players, it did affect the perception that a softer two-piece (and inexpensive) ball lacked the performance needs of a highly skilled player.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This explains why I could not find official rules, both past and present, on this subject. It appears that it is not illegal because there is no mention of it in the rules. As Shindig points out, there is no mention about clubs and other equipment. Thank you all very much for your comments.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by tristanhilton85

Nothing against it.  In fact, the Precept Lady was a pretty popular ball, especially for older men with slower swings but many didn't like hitting a ladies ball so they came out with the Precept Laddie... pretty much the same ball.


Not even just that - good low handicappers played the ball when it was cold, too. I still have a few around, and they'll probably be what I use here while temps are still in the 40s.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades



Originally Posted by SAGolfLuvr

This explains why I could not find official rules, both past and present, on this subject. It appears that it is not illegal because there is no mention of it in the rules. As Shindig points out, there is no mention about clubs and other equipment. Thank you all very much for your comments.

Why would it be illegal?  Its not as if using clubs or balls designed for women are going to give you more distance or more spin.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, punishable by up to 12 months required viewing of the Oprah Network.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

It's legal but you have to wear a skirt or it's a 2 stroke penalty per hole up to a maximum of 6 strokes.
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I don't know if it is illegal - but it is certainly immoral and unethical.  What are you thinking?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What if it is a ladies ball in disguise, like the Precept Laddie?

I am nervouse about this one now because I mostly play these. :-O

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

the real question is, Is it illegal for a man to play with a lady designed for golf?

wait...that makes no sense....

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I play the laddie/lady a lot. in fact I shot my lowest round to date (68) with one.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The lady was actually my ball of choice for quite some time. Loved the feel of it (no pun intended).
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have played with the Callaway Pearl, you know that sparkly one, for at least the last six years. Its the only ball I have been able to compress properly.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0