To protect his identity I'll call him Cheaty O' Mulligan! Only recently I saw him tee off on a par 5 and land straight in trees and Thick rough, there was no way he'd find that ball, yet within a minute, he was taking his next shot from the fairway, laid up, chipped on, 2 putted, and marked himself down as par!
I asked if he'd found the ball and he said yes!
Now I'm not calling him a liar,... But he's a ****in liar! And gave himself a free drop!
Later he was in a bunker, he picked the ball up and sat it up nicely on top of the sand, I also witnessed him once land on the green, then drop 2 balls, had practise putts with both before taking his real putt! I now watch him a lot and often see him move his ball slightly with his club when he thinks no one is watching to get a better lie! all of a sudden he has started beating us again and so he's happy! But it's become a talking point with the rest of us, he's now a member and is submitting his cards for a handicap, not 3 consecutive cards, but 3 of his so called best rounds and is waiting for one more storming round before he submits!
I think he wants to have a lower handicap than the rest of us so to suggest he's a better player! But who's he trying to kid? Awarding yourself free drops and mulligans could be taking upto 8 shots off a round, also if he bums a drive wayward, he refuses to take a provisional, but will take a drop where he thinks it should be! Luckily, we're not at the same club so I don't have to sign his cards, and were good friends so ain't falling out over this, he says im a stickler for the rules! but I just think what's the point in playing if ya don't stick to the rules? I'm a laid back golfer so it doesn't really bother me, but when he claims his victory it just sounds hollow!
Does anybody else have to put up with this type of player???