The point I'm making with that is that before, really, only OB and water hazards were marked properly.
Now, ANY area can be marked, and you may not know what the status of the area is until you get near to it. Before, if it was water, you were pretty sure it was a water hazard.
Now, they could mark an area of tall rough as a penalty area if they wanted to.
I should get into the red stake manufacturing business.
Timing is always a major part of the issue. The face was square before you started your swing, but there are a million moving parts before you get back to impact. Timing will relate to your hips rotating, shoulders rotating in comparison to the hips, left arm crossing past your chest, right arm lengthening as you extend your elbow, hands rotating the club in relation to your left arm, so much happens that must be coordinated properly (timing) to both hit the ball solid, and hit it with the club pointing the right direction. The club going left means the face is pointed left, but we can't tell you what happened to make it point that way. As @Club Rat suggests, one great way to get some detailed guidance is to post a video of your swing here:
Refer to this thread as far as getting the right camera angles, so that the guys who have the expertise to help you get the information they need:
Won't they still use stakes as well to identify penalty areas, then lines to define the margin? Most public courses only have stakes now, or at least they don't mark the lines regularly to keep them well defined. Stakes would usually be visible from the tee or from wherever the shot is being taken.
The high today will be 71 here, how about for you?
Colorado has 300+ days of sun, so I'm not worried about my boy @Pretzel and @phillyk is hovering between a .3 and a .5 HC so can't think he will suffer for a lack of playing time.
Maybe some of your East Coast candidates can vlog themselves building a snowman?
I hope you know I'm joking here, but I'm not joking about supporting @mvmac and his posse of misfit toys.
Maybe we need a Newport Cup supporter badge?