There have been a number of posts regarding the issue of TV viewers calling in and reporting a rules violation. I have come to the conclusion this has never happened. It's a myth.
I now believe, the explanation of a TV viewer calling in, is simply cover for the player reporting another golfer of breaking the rules. This cover gives players the opportunity to report a rules violation anonymously, without fear of retribution or creating ongoing hard feelings amongst the players. Think about the last time you were in a match and had to call out your opponent on a rule. Sometimes it is no big deal but it can easily result in a very uncomfortable situation. I know of a few occurrences at our club that happened years ago and there are still hard feelings between the two players.
Every time I hear about a TV viewer calling in, it makes me ask what is the phone number and who in the hell answers the phone. I always ask what is the phone number and never have received a response.
Have you ever called in and successfully reported a rules infraction? Do you know of anyone that has done so?
If I am wrong about this please let us all know the phone numbers.