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Thoughtful, irate posts. Mostly about the rules of golf, apparently.

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Solheim Cup Rules "Controversy"

If you don't know what fisking is, take a minute to read about it here:  FISKING | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary 1. the act of making an argument seem wrong or stupid by showing the mistakes… I'm going to have a stab at fisking a terrible article I read from the Guardian's golf correspondent on the rules "controversy" at the Solheim Cup. If you didn't see the whole controversy, a European player picked up an American ball that was overhan

Note to Media: Knee-Height Drops Make Sense!

We're in that special hell of rules controversies with the implementation of the new Rules of Golf. There have been some growing pains with the new rules, and that has allowed the golf media to tee off on its favorite target, the USGA. Which, to be fair, can make itself an easy target: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/despite-harsh-words-from-some-tour-pros-usga-pleased-with-roll-out-of-new-rules-of-golf. That aside, I wanted to talk about the "controversy" about the knee-height drop



Welcome and First Mistake

Welcome to my blog. I've decided to do something a little bit different from a normal golf blog by focusing a bit more on the Rules of Golf. The impetus behind this blog is that I volunteered to be the Rules Chairman for my men's club this fall. Now, I am of fairly sound mind, but volunteering to do that is probably a bit crazy. It is fair to ask why I volunteered. Well, I've been interested in the Rules of Golf since I started playing golf seriously. I never really had them introduced to m



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    • Well, we are still at it.  After Michigan's win in 2016, Indiana pummeled us in 2017.  Then we had the upper hand in 2018 only to get our butts kicked in 2019.  We took 2020 off for COVID but September 20 & 21, 2021, we did it again.  As usual, the winning team alternated and Michigan topped Indiana.  To a man, the Indiana guys were gracious and friendly hosts.  This has really become a competition between two groups of friends rather than rivals.  Still, it feels good to beat our friends to
    • So my neighbor forced himself to grow vegetables in an attempt to shake off the funk. We get a smattering of green peppers, tomatoes and zucchini every week. He has really gotten in to it.  Another friend is brewing his own beer. Tasted amateurish but not bad. Lol. Keep it moving @CarlSpackler. Do something. 
    • Solid fisk Dan.. To join the chorus I think amazingly dumb take by the writer to side with a shallow populist narrative.
    • Maybe OT, but you are not alone. The number of people who have been steamrolled by the last couple of years is huge. We may not realize the full extent of it for years, but all of us, kids, elderly, and everyone in-between are living through some of the most difficult times this country has seen in generations. I too recommend talking to someone. Good luck.
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