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Originally Posted by joekelly View Post

I think John Daly plays by exactly the same rules as every other golf pro.  Variants of the rules applies only to casual games, and IMO, never for money. E.g., Relaxed Rule #6,  Common Sense.  Precisely Whose Common Sense?  Mine or yours?   If casual,  do as you like but if my $50, and yours, are on the line, we had better agree beforehand. And that is what the Rules are.  
Are you sure? I think somebody should check JD's bag for 17 clubs. He may or may not do the other things a2_wink.gif
post #56 of 56
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Originally Posted by ev780 View Post

Not at all a rule Nazi but I know them in dizzying detail.  Kind of a personality quirk.

Anyway,  IMHO there are several rounds of golf a person can choose to play......

1) Competitive round--Money or title on the line.  Rules all the way. Post score for handicap.
2) Round for score--Rules (ok maybe a breakfast ball) Post the score if you wish.  I don't care.
3) Fun rounds with buddies-- Agree on the rules and play.  Post the score if you wish.  I don't care.
4) Practice round.  This is one where I move the ball around a lot based on what I am working on.  Get it out of that divot if playing out of a divot is not what I am working on at the moment.  For example.  Right now I am working on making a better turn and maintaining spine angle.  Hitting out of a divot or from under a tree will distract me from that practice.  Post the score if you wish.  I don't care.
5) Scrambles/Shambles and other "hit and giggles".  By all means post the score.  Would love to see you have a few 63's on your card.

For every time I said "Post the score if you wish.  I don't care."  that will artificially lower their handicap.  Then I can get a match with them later and guess what, they will be exasperated that they are constantly getting beat.'

The only handicaps I have a problem with are the guys that continually post 84 and somehow miraculously shoot 77 on tournament days.  Word on those guys gets out quick and they will never get a dime out of my pocket.  Even if they offer to change their handicap.  No Way.  Might be nice guys and I will play with them anytime.  Just not for any money.

Have to admit I feel the same way. It's not hurting me. I prefer to play by the rules but will not force anyone else unless it's a competition but like you said they will only hurt themselves in the long run.
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