Originally Posted by Tom Shanks
Rules are rules, yes. Still, there are a few weird exceptions in the rule book. While I understand that you cannot ground your club like it's a fairway shot, who is to say (besides the person hitting) that they didn't lose their balance somewhat while taking their approach and graze the sand slightly. I also don't understand how it's ok to take 2 clubs into the bunker and chuck one on the ground yet you cant even accidentally touch the sand 15 feet away from where your ball lies with your club in hand. Is there just a ton of misinformation on the internet about this?
I don't play with you so I really don't care what you do on the course. But people who ask questions on a Rules Forum expect answers that have to do with what the rules really are, not what you are able to rationalize for yourself. When someone is "almost positive" about something that is clearly WRONG, they should not be answering questions on a rules forum.
The only reason there is a ton of misinformation on the internet is because of people like you. Your answer had nothing to do with weird exceptions in the rule book. It was just pure nonsense. It is one thing to question why the rule is the way it is, as MEfree does all the time. It is quite another to state that the rule is what you think it should be when the actual rule is something quite different.
A word of advice: when you find yourself at the bottom of a hole, stop digging.