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Hrm.

The USGA/R&A announced today that they were reverting to the 2018 Rules of Golf, save for a few, effectively May 1. The Rules that remain:

  • Penalty areas may still include non-water hazards.
  • The terminology will remain. Ties, penalty areas, general area, etc.
  • Replacing a ball that moves for any reason after being marked will be replaced.
  • Players may take an unplayable out of a bunker for two strokes, back on a line.
  • Players may substitute a ball when they're taking relief.

Suffice to say this is a massive setback in terms of promoting the "modernized" Rules of Golf. 😞

PGA Tour Whiny Babies: 1, USGA/R&A: 0. Of course… April Fool's Day, goofballs!

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Sad to see them cave like this.

"A good conversation is not designed to win the argument. It is designed to enjoy the exchange."

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1 minute ago, Grass Destruction said:

Hmmm - Funny coincidence this info comes out on April Fool's Day or just my suspicious nature? Source for this @iacas?

Call your local golf association. They'll confirmthat this is just an April Fool's thing.

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3 minutes ago, iacas said:

Call your local golf association. They'll confirmthat this is just an April Fool's thing.

Crap! I was hoping it was an April Fool's thing. :-( I was enjoying being able to leave the flagstick in! 

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... but I like dropping from knee height ... :-\

 

can I just drop it over my back, as long as it's from shoulder height?

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What's in the :ogio: Silencer bag (on the :clicgear: cart)
Driver: :callaway: Razr Fit 10.5°  
5 Wood: :tmade: Burner  
Hybrid: :cobra: Baffler DWS 20°
Irons: :ping: G400 
Wedge: :ping: Glide 2.0 54° ES grind 
Putter: :heavyputter:  midweight CX2
:aimpoint:,  :bushnell: Tour V4

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Just now, Rulesman said:

The R&A have said they will continue with new rules in Scotland but not in the ROW.

Brexit!

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Craig
What's in the :ogio: Silencer bag (on the :clicgear: cart)
Driver: :callaway: Razr Fit 10.5°  
5 Wood: :tmade: Burner  
Hybrid: :cobra: Baffler DWS 20°
Irons: :ping: G400 
Wedge: :ping: Glide 2.0 54° ES grind 
Putter: :heavyputter:  midweight CX2
:aimpoint:,  :bushnell: Tour V4

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Knew it was an April Fools joke right away...

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:callaway: Rogue Pro 3-PW :edel: SMS Wedges - V-Grind (48, 54, 58):edel: Putter

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4 minutes ago, Fourputt said:

Ha-ha.  I wonder what day this is?  :smartass:

Yeah, well, I hid some text in the two posts I made. But @DeadMan had to spoil it, so… 😛

1 hour ago, iacas said:

PGA Tour Whiny Babies: 1, USGA/R&A: 0. <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255, 0.1);">Of course… April Fool's Day, goofballs!</span>

1 hour ago, iacas said:

Call your local golf association. They'll confirm <span style="color: rgb(255,255,255,0.1);">that this is just an April Fool's thing.</span>

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10 minutes ago, iacas said:

Yeah, well, I hid some text in the two posts I made. But @DeadMan had to spoil it, so… 😛

Hahaha I was over on twitter composing @usga a piece of my mind when I realized.

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19 minutes ago, iacas said:

Yeah, well, I hid some text in the two posts I made. But @DeadMan had to spoil it, so… 😛

Ha, that's strange, because I saw that "hidden" text when I read it the first time. Without doing anything special. It showed up as regular text.

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-- Daniel

In my bag: :callaway: Big Bertha V Series (11 degrees) :callaway: Epic Flash 3.5W (16 degrees)

:callaway: Rogue Pro 3-PW :edel: SMS Wedges - V-Grind (48, 54, 58):edel: Putter

 :snell: MTB-X :aimpoint:

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They also finally addressed the issue of distance by requiring Pros and amateurs of 2.4 or lower to use persimmon clubs and balls made in the 1980s.

—Adam

 

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I checked at The Onion . . . they confirm!

"Age improves with wine."
 
Wishon 919THI 11*
Wishon 925HL 4w
Wishon 335HL 3h & 4h
Wishon 755pc 5i, 6i, 7i, 8i & 9i
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13 minutes ago, DeadMan said:

Ha, that's strange, because I saw that "hidden" text when I read it the first time. Without doing anything special. It showed up as regular text.

That's true only if you saw it in the 45 seconds where I'd forgotten that rgb() takes values from 1-255 instead of 0.0 to 1.0. Thus for about 45 seconds it was basically 10% opaque black, which was just dark enough to show up, instead of 10% white, which isn't very visible.

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Director of Instructor Development, 5 Simple Keys®/Golf Evolution • Owner, The Sand Trap .com • AuthorLowest Score Wins • Golf Digest "Best Young Teachers in America" 2016-17 • "Best in State" 2017-20 • WNY Section PGA Teacher of the Year 2019 • Penn-State Behrend Head Coach • • • • • • • • • • :aimpoint: :edel: :true_linkswear:

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