Originally Posted by thescarecrow
Originally Posted by Fourputt
Well, then you have failed to make any point, because it sure sounds like that to me. Or you are worried about your image if a few yokels who don't know the rules start spreading malicious rumors.
In any event, I've played strictly by the rules for more than 20 years now, and I don't really care what anyone else thinks. I'm not going to miss an opportunity to let the rules work for me just because my marker happens to be an ignoramus.
Are you for real? Can You read? Who said the marker is an ignoramus? Who said you don't play by the rules? You need to get out of the house more
Relax Bud. If you stated your concerns in a clear, concise manner, then I wouldn't have to make inferences. You said you wouldn't use an abandoned tee because of what your marker might think, and then you expanded on that to infer that he would pass the word around the club that you played loose with the rules, and 1000 members would think you were a cheater. You said those things, not me. Your statements were so cryptic that while you really never said anything firmly, you left the door wide open for supposition, then pointed us right at the door. You said that you wouldn't use a tee in such a situation, and that's fine. No problem. You should have stopped right there. Then you started coming up with these strange reasons for why you wouldn't do it, and even inferred that it was not within the rules. Since this is a rules forum, it had to be made clear to anyone reading that there was nothing wrong with such a move and that your inference was incorrect.
When I'm acting as marker for a player and he is doing something that I question, I'll approach and ask him about it. Same thing when I'm acting in my capacity as a rules official. I sure as hell wouldn't go shooting my mouth off around the clubhouse. If I think that there is reason, I would take it to the competition committee, but even then only if I'm quite certain that something isn't right, or I am unable to answer the question myself.