Link to an article about this: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/lexi-thompson-involved-in-rules-issue-at-the-honda-lpga-thailand
Seems pretty dumb but innocuous. Read the local rules. That goes for her and her caddie.
The usual bullshit about how it was too much information. They said everybody used their feet to read putts, which is very not true. Asked if it made Adam Scott a better putter, half-assed implied it made him a worse one. That kind of stuff.
One announcer tried to push back, saying that around the same time Scott started doing aimpoint was when the anchor ban began, implying that the change in putters was more to blame, but the other announcers more or less ignored him.
They quoted Arnie about him saying you should swing your own swing. Frankly, if my swing was like Palmers, I’d never change it either. Tell that to the 30 capper who hits a 100 yard slice.
Thanks for the replies guys.
I was thinking of looking for a professional just never had to before. Guess there is always a first time.
And Dave as far as the new big drivers being the "easiest" club in the bag to hit, maybe for most but definitely not me right now. Hopefully but summer I will have a handle on it, just a bit discouraged at the moment.
Evidently, Lexi had another rules mistake at the Honda Thailand. An advertising sign interfered with her shot, and she moved it, thinking it was a movable obstruction. The additional rules for the tournament specifically defined signs as temporary immovable obstructions. I don't think this was intentional; unless she had an exceptional lie, she would have probably been better off with a drop.
Fortunately, she was notified in the scorer's tent and signed for a 68 instead of a 66, so no incorrect scorecard.
I really like Lexi, think she is great for womens' golf, and want her to succeed. We all make mistakes, but this one seems really avoidable. I hope she will up her rules game to match her athletic talent.
Hit 10 balls with Driver, with about 30 slow practice swings. rolling hands over and closing face. success. other than the 2 bad balls that went completely awry, 8 of them were really nice.