Originally Posted by flopster
Originally Posted by Fourputt
If your opponent concedes you a putt in a match, you have no choice but to accept it. Once the concession is made, there is no retracting it. You can tap it in if you like, but it's irrelevant. If he just bats the ball back to you or picks it up and hands it to you, that is still a concession, regardless of whether or not he says it aloud.
You really wouldn't concede a 3 inch birdie putt in a match?
This was not a match play, just some of my coworkers and me playing a casual round but still a round I post a score for, I cannot take gimmees right? And the reason I said what I said was so they would not try again, not show up anyone like Kelzzy seemed to think.
What you said was that you would "never" give a birdie putt. That covers a lot of territory. Thanks for clarifying it. I wouldn't concede any putt in a stroke play round. If I'm playing with someone who has a tendency to concede putts, I'll let him know in a friendly way that I prefer to putt everything out. If he wants to give himself "gimmes", then that's his choice. If we have a wager, I'll let him know that he can't "give" himself anything outside of a foot. Otherwise, I'm not going to risk any unpleasantness over something so trivial in a casual round.
The game is supposed to be fun for all players in a group, and since I quite often play with people I don't know, I have a fairly high tolerance for the sort of rules aberrations that one commonly sees among casual players. Obviously, in a stroke competition all players hole out, and otherwise would be required to follow the rules. I regularly have to inform fellow competitors (often quite experienced players) about rules procedures during tournaments, even things as basic as taking relief from water hazards and obstructions.