Here's something to try next time. Say it's 150 yards and you just hit a 7 iron to the middle of the green. Just say to yourself, but loud enough for him to hear "Boy, that was a smooth wedge!" or some such thing. Might get him thinking....
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After I heard that part, I thought the guy might be a little "special."
By even his own logic, he would have had to re-tee (can you take stroke-and-distance?). How anybody can suggest that a lost ball near OB should be played as a lateral hazard is beyond comprehension. Maybe I will try that next time I'm in tournament play?
Well, the good news is that as you continue to move up flights (Maybe you'll be in Sarazen by the end of the year!), I believe you will see less and less of those kind of shenanigans. :)