Since I don't have a sponsor who'll overnight me a new club, should I ruin one with a shot off of a rocky or hard surface,
I don't mind moving the ball a few inches if needed in a non competitive round. And in a competitive round, if it's just a foursome, we
always establish the rules before the first tee. In a tourny I always stick to the rules. Being that I'm not a pro and no one is paying me
to play this game or display their corporate logo I don't mind adjusting the hard and fast rules to increase the enjoyment factor, as long
as everyone in the group is in agreement and all playing to the same rules.
Around here there's also"WIllies Rules"....like: "Put the ball where it would have gone if that tree or pond wasn't there" We haven't actually
played by any of his rules but it's a bit funny to think of WIllie playing golf on his private course and establishing his own set of rules.