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I have one ....
It is not legal to touch your line between the ball and the hole with your putter.
A lot of people don't know this rule. You can only use your putter to tap down fixed ball marks. If you sweep at leaves or anything, it is a penalty.
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I have one ....

Eh... stuff on the green between your ball and the hole is a loose impediment...can be removed without penalty.

"Shouldn't you be going faster? I mean, you're doing 40 in a 65..."

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I have one ....

I don't think that is correct.

16-1a/10 Loose Impediments Brushed Along Line of Putt Rather Than to Side Q. In removing loose impediments from his line of putt by brushing with a putter, a player brushed along the line for about one foot before brushing the impediments to the side. Did the player infringe Rule 16-1? A. Under Rule 16-1a, a player is allowed to brush aside loose impediments on his line of putt. The casual movement of the putter along the line of putt would not be a breach of the Rules unless in the process the player did something to the putting green which might influence the movement of his ball when played (Rule 1-2).

http://www.usga.org/playing/rules/bo....html#16-1a/10

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Out of bounds. Rehit it from the same spot. Alot of people dont do this. Also, grounding the club in a hazard.
Oh yeah, i have seen alot of guys use a different ball to putt with, what up with that?

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Oh yeah, i have seen alot of guys use a different ball to putt with, what up with that?

I have seen guys use a high spin ball on short holes and a distance ball on long holes. We let the ladies in our league use "water" balls when they hit on #3. It's a forced carry of about 75 yards over a pond. The funny thing is, they use these old nasty balls that probably don't fly as far or as straight. So they end up in the pond anyway.

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I have seen guys use a high spin ball on short holes and a distance ball on long holes. We let the ladies in our league use "water" balls when they hit on #3. It's a forced carry of about 75 yards over a pond. The funny thing is, they use these old nasty balls that probably don't fly as far or as straight. So they end up in the pond anyway.

I've got these balls. Nasty, dirty, dirty balls. They're so nasty that I keep them out in the trunk of my old LeSabre, so they don't infect the rest of my balls. (The good ones sit in a laundry hamper in my kitchen). I got them as a hitaway bucket from the driving range, imagine 30 year old range balls, yellow from age, and caked in dry, old dirt.

They fly about 20 percent less than a regular ball, and I've had one explode when I hit it hard enough. I give them to my buddies when they get in front of a lake, 300 yards out, 3 wood in hand.
"Shouldn't you be going faster? I mean, you're doing 40 in a 65..."

Driver: Burner TP 9.5*
3 Wood: 906F2 15*
2I: Eye 23I-PW: 3100 I/HWedges: Vokey Spin-Milled 56*06, MP-R 52*07/60*05Putter: Victoria IIBall: Pro V1xCheck out my new blog: Thousand Yard DriveHome Course: Kenton County...
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well, based on rules most often broken...if it's intentional, then it's plain old cheating...whether it's moving your ball, not recording proper score, etc.

Unintentional breaks would be:

1. asking advice
2. improper drops
3. using wrong rule on water hazard relief
4. high handicappers that don't count their score properly (unintentionally)

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I play mostly public courses on the cheaper end of the spectrum. Most of the time out I'll play "winter rules" by which I mean if it's in the fairway and still resting against a rock or under some dandelions I'll move it a few inches so I can get the fairway lie I earned. Obviously I don't play for money, but if the course was kept in good condition it wouldn't have to be done. I do not move my ball in the rough though, in case you were wondering.

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I don't think that is correct.

Sorry guys...you are right.

I guess I was remembering it wrong. I had someone bring that up in a tourney about 10 years ago or so...
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I play mostly public courses on the cheaper end of the spectrum. Most of the time out I'll play "winter rules" by which I mean if it's in the fairway and still resting against a rock or under some dandelions I'll move it a few inches so I can get the fairway lie I earned. Obviously I don't play for money, but if the course was kept in good condition it wouldn't have to be done. I do not move my ball in the rough though, in case you were wondering.

Yeah, sometimes I have this situation also. I don't see the point in nicking the hell out of my 3 iron just because the course doesn't spend enough on maintenance.

What about divot holes, though? (I play it as it lies, since I'm guilty of not fixing my divots--they typically break into pieces, giving me no chance in hell of replacing it).
"Shouldn't you be going faster? I mean, you're doing 40 in a 65..."

Driver: Burner TP 9.5*
3 Wood: 906F2 15*
2I: Eye 23I-PW: 3100 I/HWedges: Vokey Spin-Milled 56*06, MP-R 52*07/60*05Putter: Victoria IIBall: Pro V1xCheck out my new blog: Thousand Yard DriveHome Course: Kenton County...
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1. the gimmie putts
2. rolling the ball, even with great lies.
3. dropping from wrong spot from hitting into the wood.
4. asking what club you hit, like it would really matter with thier choice.
5. ground the club in the sand bunkers.
6. hitting two or three balls from the tee and piocking the best one.
7. not counting all strokes and penalties.
8. hitting someone elses clubs.

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1. the gimmie putts

Gimmies are huge. Mulligans are another.

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The most broken rule is "rule 1-3 -- Agreement to Waive Rules -- Players must not agree to exclude the operation of any Rule or to waive any penalty incurred."

All of the rules violations mentioned in this thread are violations of rule 1-3.
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Another frequently violated rule is the 14-club rule; I've seen many golfers with more than 14 clubs in their bags, sometimes as many as 20 (or more). I played the other day in a group which included a guy playing a round of golf with 3 putters and at least 20 clubs in his bag; he used at least two of the putters, and probably all three, during the round.

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Gimmie putts. Most average golfers would miss SOME of these one to two footers.

And also the mulligans for some people are rediculous. Like 5-10 per 18 holes...it's stupid...why even play?

The "too many clubs" rule is huge too as stated...

Driver Ping G10 10.5*
Hybrids Ping G5 (3) 19* Bridgestone J36 (4) 22*
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We actually thought about using provisionals. I always do when playing my regular rounds that count for handicap.

Um....you DO know you're supposed to count EVERY round you play towards your handicap, right?

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Um....you DO know you're supposed to count EVERY round you play towards your handicap, right?

Had you bothered to read the entire thread you would have noticed Jeepthrills stated in an earlier post that the course is not rated. Therefore, he can't post scores from that course. So, yes, it would appear that Jeepthrills DOES know . . .

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Had you bothered to read the entire thread you would have noticed Jeepthrills stated in an earlier post that the course is not rated. Therefore, he can't post scores from that course. So, yes, it would appear that Jeepthrills DOES know . . .

Um - a real question and real answer from the popeofslope (Dean Knuth, former USGA handicap chairman) website:

"I recently played six rounds in Ireland on courses with no course or Slope ratings. Do I turn them in? Absolutely, says USGA Director of Handicapping Dean Knuth. My handicap chairman will determine an approximate course rating based strictly on yardage"

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