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  1. I think I'll add "10+ rounds in GAME GOLF" achievement. I noticed that the GG info isn't shown on the mobile version of the site, and I'd like to highlight it for our partner, regardless of whether folks are browsing on their smart phones or computers. 10+ may be just "owns a GAME GOLF" because I could write a script to award all of the initial batch to the 200+ folks here with GAME GOLFs. BTW, if you have a GAME GOLF, add your username to your profile: https://thesandtrap.com/how-to/game-golf-username P.S. Or maybe I'll just find a way to show that post-bit info on smart phones.
  2. You can use the free app. That's part of the reason I added the word "FREE" in the first post.
  3. I connected the same point in two frames here. What's that stuff to the left where the purple arrow points? It appears to be the same color as the casual water. We aren't debating whether it interferes "the same as it did originally." His stance was unaffected before - it was his ball in casual water.
  4. I'm not necessarily disagreeing, but I will point out that the stance he demonstrated to get the OK was in a noticeably different position. Is it your position that he lucked out because he was on relatively firm ground (the cart path), as he'd have sunk down and definitely contacted the water if he was in softer grass/dirt. I'm not certain of this one, except to say that I'd have not pushed the boundaries as much as he did, and certainly not as long as he did. I'd have taken my relief to the left and said "well, you're the idiot who hit the ball here." I don't even like to get close to these types of situations. P.S. In taking relief Jordan initially indicated that his nearest point was really close to the water's edge, and the RO indicated it was about two inches farther to the left, away from the casual water. So technically, even if his toes are above the water, was the ball of his foot inside that two-inch margin over which Jordan and the RO disagreed constituted complete relief for the NPR? P.S. Jordan was just interviewed and despite McCord and Ian Baker-Finch mentioning it and perhaps others, it wasn't brought up in the post-round interview (nor would I expect it to be… I'm viewing this almost as a bit more of a hypothetical discussion, just with a bit of grounding in reality).
  5. For now. The cut line could change. For that discussion (if there is one), please go there.
  6. This topic is for the discussion of what happened at the 2016 PGA Championship to Jordan Spieth on the 7th hole. Jordan was on the cart path but didn't want to take relief from that as it would put him behind a big pine tree. His ball was also sitting in a puddle, so he wanted to take relief from casual water. After a protracted discussion with the RO, during which Jordan indicated his line of play to be to the right a little (to miss the tree), and attempted to drop several times toward the right near a second smaller puddle, Jordan finally dropped to the right somewhat and back a fair amount and, in taking his stance, was standing outside the casual water. He ostensibly used the club he'd use to hit the shot, and the RO cleared his play as he was not standing in the water, nor was his ball in the water, or the area of his swing. But when he played the ball his toes were "over" the water. I don't know if they touched much (or any?) water, but they were visibly within the boundary of the casual water. This was pointed out on the telecast immediately, as you'll see in the video, and later by Gary McCord in suggesting that people would be calling in. What do you think? To be clear, I'm not asking whether you think he gained an advantage, whether the rule is lame, whether call-ins should be allowed (the commentators didn't need to "call in" but they, too, aren't rules officials or members of the committee)… This discussion is solely about the Rules of Golf as it applies to this topic, and whether Jordan should be penalized. As best as I can, the order of events: Jordan finds his ball in a puddle on the cart path. He indicates to the RO he wishes to take relief. The RO indicates that this puddle is the instance of casual water they need to get away from. Jordan indicates his line of play, and the RO indicates the nearest point of relief (to the left of the puddle). Jordan measures one club length with his driver to the right and then tries to drop as far right as possible as it will leave him an easier shot. He even drops once or twice outside of a driver club length and is told to re-drop. He eventually drops and places, then takes a stance to show the RO that his foot is not in the casual water. (I believe this is also on tape - I saw the entire thing on the the live stream. The TNT coverage had less than the whole saga.). When he makes his swing, his foot (toes) is as you see above: in or over the casual water from which he took relief. So again, does this meet the definition of complete relief? Or does he deserve a penalty? Did he alter his stance from what he showed the RO? What do you think of this, as it relates to the application of the Rules of Golf?
  7. It would be. They were on the clock before that ruling took place, and the ruling resets the clock and their time par.
  8. DNC

    Whatever you need to tell yourself. 1400 retweets is probably hundreds of thousands of views.
  9. DNC

    Well, it was retweeted over 1400 times, so I'm going to answer "not great for Hillary"?
  10. He can also stand where he hit his putt from and stare in disbelief for ten seconds, then walk up and if it falls when he's walking, it's still good. Basically it's 10 seconds + a reasonable amount of time to walk up to the ball. The ten seconds can be split up.
  11. That assumes he'll remain popular (or on the Tour) for 20 years. He might be all but forgotten by next season.
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  13. http://www.gamegolf.com/player/iacas/round/1074402 The other day I had a round with 18 straight pars. I thought I might birdie the 10th (and a hole or two before that, perhaps), but after about the 12th hole I was really almost more interested in getting what I think is my third 18-par round instead of shooting 71 or 70… So, how many 18-par rounds have you ever had? Or, what is the highest number of pars you've had in a round?
  14. No he didn't. Look at the line his FC walks… Senden could have walked the same line. He purposefully took the longest route to the ball, walking more than 360° around the hole to get to the ball. I don't think I'd have added the stroke, but I do think he delayed, and I'd have pointed out to him that he should not do that sort of thing in the future as it was close, IMO.
  15. And that perception bleeds into golfers who then beat themselves up for hitting their 110-yard shot to 16'.