That makes me feel quite a bit better about this situation, which has bummed me out somewhat today, if I'm being honest. I know I don't know this guy at all, but it stinks seeing someone fall this far in life.
So TMZ's reporting with its first hole in it. Also, the "arrogant" with police thing they said... that's not consistent with his character, which is always showing the utmost respect to law enforcement and military folks. Maybe he was arrogant, I have no idea, but I guess I'll reserve judgement til a bit more concrete info comes on this. I'm just glad no one got hurt. I drive on Military Trail everyday... and there's never a DUI check point on that road, I think.
That's kind of my thinking, Denny. FWIW, I'll take a practice swing, maybe rough up a little grass, but that's only after I've picked my line and established the "discolored blade of grass" or whatever as my alignment point. The only things that matter to me are my alignment point and the target.
OK, this raises more questions. He talks about a "mix" of medications. So, more than one. As Iacas noted, the last operation was a month ago or a little better. Why would he still be taking multiple pain meds? Is he hooked? Or is his back so totally jacked up that he'll basically be in pain the rest of his life?
@Nutsmacker I would agree this, as far as I understand the rules. You would be the only one who knows whether or not you used the mark, and therefore you would have to call it on yourself, or not.
Since you've been doing the above for a while now, you probably need to consciously train yourself to not pay attention to your practice swing marks while playing a round.