I believe you can place something on the ground to help with alignment, but you have to remove it before you make your stroke. Or, for instance, your partner could stand at the top of a hill while you line up, and then move out of the way before you hit. I believe that would be similar to using a club for alignment, and then removing it before the strike, which is allowed.
Trump did not win, he won the first 20 minutes, after that he was on his heels, playing defense and counter punching. The comments Hillary made about the potential reasons he wasn't releasing his tax returns hit him hard and he never recovered.
Those that are claiming a victory for Trump are doing so based on the fact this was his first real Presidential debate and Hillary's 8th and the fact that he held his own (but didn't win) was in itself a victory. It's like telling a minor league baseball team that lost 9-1 to a major league team that they won because they didn't get shut out.
Obama lost his first debate to Kerry much worse than Trump lost last night. We'll find out if Trump can learn from his mistakes and improve like Obama did in the 2nd debate.
Trump needs to hit her harder on having been a part of the problem for over 26 years and having been unable to solve problems she now claims she can solve if elected. He needs to press harder on her e-mail server, poor handling of classified information and her questionable practices as SoS while raising money for the Clinton Foundation. I was shocked that he didn't push back on those issues more when she attacked him personally.
He also needs to release his tax documents as her speculations regarding the reasons he's not releasing them did a lot of damage.
Scary thing I've found after buying a set of older forged Mizuono irons for cheap this year is that I really like playing them more than the Ping I irons I just bought.... $40 vs $700+... I don't play better with the new ones over the old ones either and the distance loss actually makes the gapping down in the lower part of the bag much better too. However, I never would have bought a set of $40 used clubs expecting to use them as my main set, I did it more as a lark to play with "tougher" to play irons every now and then. That said, I really just got lucky that they were decently fit for me on a blind purchase. Having clubs that are properly fit, irons especially, are good for a long time. I think a proper fit is much more important than make/model/year of a club.