I'm curious at how many courses TST Community have played that give out free towels when they play?
My course gives out free towels for use on the course, but sometimes they are all used up. We trade them for clean ones every Thursday, so if it rains a lot, we may not have towels to give. I have seen people get really pissed when we run out. I mean, they didn't come to golf here just for a free towel right? I mean it's a nice perk when available, but I don't think they should expect it every time. You should come to a course prepared, especially if rain is in the forecast.
I have only seen my course give out towels, though.
It's scary what this weapon is capable of, but have read about these things in science fiction novels, don't really keep up w/military technology to know this is was actually a real thing. The way it's fired is pretty interesting nonetheless, that's some massive electric power required.
You're voluntarily placing the ball in such a position near an immovable obstruction that the stance is already built for you: the intent is exactly the same.
If your ball comes to rest near an immovable obstruction, you may play the ball as it lies, but you are also entitled to full relief from the obstruction. The one thing you're not allowed to do is drop the ball so that the obstruction is still interfering with your swing, but in a more advantageous way than it was originally. The only difference here is that off the tee, playing the ball as it lies isn't an option.
Whether or not there is a specific rule for this scenario, there are multiple grounds to conclude that it is in violation of the rules of golf, and warrants a two-stroke penalty. Unless you're positive that standing on the tee marker is the only way you can avoid losing your tee ball, it's not worth it.