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      Visit the site flagstickrule.com to read about and sign a petition for the USGA/R&A regarding the one terrible rule in the proposed "modernized" rules for 2019.

Divot Master

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About Divot Master

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  • Birthday 11/30/1954

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    Erie PA

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  1. Looks like they are out of stock again already online.
  2. I agree with that and apparently wasn't clear. In a routine retail transaction, the goods and payment are exchanged simultaneously and no debt is created. In a restaurant situation however, once the food is prepared and served to me, my obligation to pay is a form of debt, and if I do not wish to pay by check or credit card, the establishment must accept my cash as a payment against my debt. OTOH, all the restaurant needs to do is post signage about not accepting cash, and then they have every right to refuse my cash order.
  3. Look at our currency, it says "this note is legal tender for all debts, public and private." So if I go to a restaurant, order and consume food, and am then presented with the bill, by law they must accept cash as a payment option. The way airlines and such get away with it is by requiring a credit card before they accept my order.
  4. Looks like the Poultergeist will need a 66 or 67 just to make the cut.
  5. How about we permit the use of the measuring devices, and enforce the 45 second shot clock?
  6. Anyone besides me miss the course they used to play this tournament on, the one with the roller coaster behind the 6th hole? I played there once and thought the course was a lot of fun.
  7. Would need about a top 30 finish?
  8. That is the problem with the unofficial rule, players take their drop all the way out to the edge of the fairway and are guaranteed an opportunity for a good third shot. With actual red stakes along the tree trunk line and legal drops only a clublength in, overhanging limbs, long grass, etc. mean your third shot will often be no more than a punch back to the fairway.
  9. It will be about a 1.5 shot penalty, the drop plus a crapshoot whether you will have stance, swing, and line for a good next shot. Having actual red markers will better control where people can drop from.
  10. Another place a standard 20 inch distance could be useful is as a reasonable limit for gimmees in recreational play and scrambles.
  11. More likely that the official distances are 2 meters and 1/2 meter, and the 80 and 20 inches are just reasonable approximations. In one of the demos on the Golf Channel this morning, a guy had a driver with tape marks at 20 and 40 inches from the grip end. Would make these new rules pretty simple to carry out.
  12. Whichever is the first tournament of the year to include a majority of last year's top 30 players.
  13. Aged rum, neat or with one small ice chip, prefer pot stilled and full bodied such as Appleton Extra from Jamaica or Mt. Gay Extra Old from Barbados.
  14. Grandma got run over by a reindeer.
  15. But the RandA used the 1.62 inch diameter "small" ball until 1990. When the USGA adopted the 1.68 inch diameter standard, they should have increased the hole by 1.68/1.62, to a diameter of 4.41 inches, to provide a consistent difficulty.