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5 hours ago, Bonvivant said:

feels like cheating even if it is within the rules. 

May I recommend a dictionary?  ;-)

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2 hours ago, rehmwa said:

Sure, everything game professes a 'theme', but if they threw something completely inconsistent and random in there....it would be in there and, by definition, part of the game.  Consistency with the theme is good.  But it's not necessary.

That book actually sounds interesting - I must be very bored (working from home waiting for the electrical inspector to show up and tell me what I did wrong with my basement wiring).

There's no question that in OUR game, there are a bunch of exceptions to the primary principles, but the threads of the principles are pretty consistent.  I think the 2019 revisions to the rules also were done with consistency in mind, and improved a number of things because of that.  I just don't see any really "random" rules in Golf.  Perhaps it would be an interesting thread to start, good basis for conversation, and maybe even learning.  

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19 hours ago, DaveP043 said:

There's no question that in OUR game, there are a bunch of exceptions to the primary principles, but the threads of the principles are pretty consistent.  I think the 2019 revisions to the rules also were done with consistency in mind, and improved a number of things because of that.  I just don't see any really "random" rules in Golf.  Perhaps it would be an interesting thread to start, good basis for conversation, and maybe even learning.  

I think the more a person understand the rules, the more they make sense in those terms.  But I wouldn't give people a hard time when they question them.  The people that question them are most like those that are in the process of learning them - exactly the people you want to encourage.  They will come around as they get deeper into it.  (in general).

thanks for the book referral

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11 minutes ago, rehmwa said:

I think the more a person understand the rules, the more they make sense in those terms.  But I wouldn't give people a hard time when they question them.  The people that question them are most like those that are in the process of learning them - exactly the people you want to encourage.  They will come around as they get deeper into it.  (in general).

You think Dave gave him a hard time with this?

19 hours ago, DaveP043 said:

There's no question that in OUR game, there are a bunch of exceptions to the primary principles, but the threads of the principles are pretty consistent.  I think the 2019 revisions to the rules also were done with consistency in mind, and improved a number of things because of that.  I just don't see any really "random" rules in Golf.  Perhaps it would be an interesting thread to start, good basis for conversation, and maybe even learning.  

C'mon now… This topic is truly done at this point.


If someone wants to start a genuine rules discussion, they are free to do so, in a separate topic. Not by piggy-backing on one where we've gotten to the truth (an answer) from the OP.

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5 minutes ago, iacas said:

C'mon now… This topic is truly done at this point.

Haha yes, my question has been answered and then some! Never dreamed my simple question would ever be on it's fourth page of discussion 😀

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9 minutes ago, humblepeasant said:

Haha yes, my question has been answered and then some! Never dreamed my simple question would ever be on it's fourth page of discussion 😀

Yeah, well, it is a forum, so mild diversions are fine, so long as we don't wander too far.

Do us a favor, please, and add an avatar to your profile, @humblepeasant.

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1 hour ago, iacas said:

You think Dave gave him a hard time with this?

 

Nope - Dave is one of the more tactful and informative members on this site.

just talking in general

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2 hours ago, iacas said:

Thanks.

And @rehmwa, whatever tone you read in any post is your invention.

what?  I won't stand for that hidden message at all..  how dare you sir!  how dare you.....

(😋)

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"act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage, especially in a game or examination." I've got the web

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7 hours ago, Bonvivant said:

"act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage, especially in a game or examination." I've got the web

Right, so, it's not cheating, because it's not dishonest or unfair.

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