He didn’t clarify anything because that page says nothing about gender and contains only recommendations.
The whole point is that people can put whatever they want on the scorecard… but there’s a “par for handicap” that actually counts.
I don’t get that? I didn’t copy/paste anything. My posts were combined.
I don’t agree. And it really doesn’t matter to me where a team is ranked at this point. All the pie charts and bar graphs are out the window. We won’t know what any team really has until they play one another. And IMO only, my opinion, this means there are no spreadsheets or graphs, LSU is considerably better than OSU especially after watching LSU handle Georgia compared to OSU/Wisconsin. And IMO things like opponent win% mean nothing as you’re trying to compare apples to oranges.
Made the news this week. Patrick Reed’s blatant breach of Rule 8.1.
Rule 8 - Course Played as It Is Found
Purpose of Rule: Rule 8 covers a central principle of the game: “play the course as you find it.” When the player’s ball comes to rest, he or she normally has to accept the conditions affecting the stroke and not improve them before playing the ball.
However, a player may take certain reasonable actions even if they improve those conditions, and there are limited circumstances where conditions may be restored without penalty after they have been improved or worsened.
Parts of the Rule:
8.1 Player’s Actions That Improve Conditions Affecting the Stroke
8.2 Player’s Deliberate Actions to Alter Other Physical Conditions to Affect the Player’s Own Ball at Rest or Stroke to Be Made
8.3 Player’s Deliberate Actions to Alter Physical Conditions to Affect Another Player’s Ball at Rest or Stroke to Be Made
8.1a/1 Examples of Actions That Are Likely to Create Potential Advantage
8.1a/2 Examples of Actions Unlikely to Create Potential Advantage
8.1a/3 Player Who Improves Conditions for Intended Stroke in Breach Even if Different Stroke Is Made
8.1a/4 Example of Moving, Bending or Breaking an Immovable Obstruction
8.1a/5 Building Stance by Positioning Object Such as Towel Is Not Permitted
8.1a/6 Altering Surface of Ground to Build Stance Is Not Permitted
8.1a/7 Player May Probe Near Ball to Determine if Tree Roots, Rocks or Obstructions Are Below Surface of Ground, but Only if This Does Not Improve Conditions
8.1a/8 Altering Surface of Ground in Relief Area Is Not Allowed
8.1a/9 When Divot Is Replaced and Must Not Be Removed or Pressed Down
8.1b/1 Meaning of “Ground the Club Lightly”
8.1b/2 Player Allowed to Dig in Firmly with Feet More Than Once in Taking Stance
8.1b/3 Examples of “Fairly Taking a Stance”
8.1b/4 Examples of Not “Fairly Taking a Stance”
8.1b/5 Improving Conditions in Teeing Area Is Limited to Ground
8.1b/6 Player Smooths Bunker to “Care for the Course” After Playing Out of Bunker
8.1b/7 When Damage That Is Partially On and Partially Off Putting Green May Be Repaired
8.1d(1)/1 Examples Where Player Is Allowed to Restore Conditions Altered by the Actions of Another Person or Outside Influence
8.1d(1)/2 Player Is Entitled to Have Loose Impediments or Movable Obstructions Left Where They Were When Ball Came to Rest
8.1d(2)/1 Examples of Conditions Altered by a Natural Object or Natural Forces Where Player Is Not Allowed to Restore Worsened Conditions
8.1d(2)/2 Player Is Not Allowed to Restore Conditions Affecting the Stroke When Worsened by Caddie or Another Person at Player’s Request
8.1d(2)/3 If Player Enters a Bunker on the Line of Play He or She Must Not Restore Worsened Conditions
8.2b/1 Examples of Player’s Deliberate Actions to Improve Other Physical Conditions Affecting His or Her Own Play
8.3/1 Both Players Are Penalized if Physical Conditions Are Improved with Other Player’s Knowledge