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  1. Elmer

    Albany area.

    Schedule is booked in August, but fall is usually less hectic.
  2. New Rule for 2019: Handshakes shall be minimum of 20 seconds. You must look your opponent in the eyes, (min 10 seconds, any more is creepy_ You say "good game" or a variation of. You must make it sincere and believable (no matter how bad you lost) failure to do so is a 2 stroke penalty
  3. Elmer

    Should divots be considered ground under repair?

    I answered "yes" before I read the first post. At my local course, my league considers divot holes as GUR. That is because they are actual holes and no one really repairs them. We don't have sand on the course to fill them in, and the grounds crew clearly does not either. Therefore, the course institutes winter rules and allows for lift, clean and place no further to the hole. I guess if the divots were filled with sand it would be a different story.
  4. Elmer

    Cheating in tournament

    This is a golf forum, He Tee'd it up!
  5. Elmer

    Cheating in tournament

    That would shave 2-3 putt per hole off my score, I would be nearly a scratch golfer!
  6. Elmer

    Cheating in tournament

    I think most of us on this forum would sell our soul for an extra inch or two!!!
  7. Elmer

    Rolling Balls Yield More Aces

    I voted "yes" based on the opposite of your rationalization. We have all seen the 1 or 2 hops, they usually result in a birdie putt. a rolling ball has more opportunity to allow fate and the golf G*ds to influence for any result. Example: A 1 or 2 hop ball hit 5 yards short of the green, is going to remain short. A rolling ball 5 yards short of the green can end up anywhere, even in the cup!
  8. No, I do not. The article from where the information came, was based on a statement about 1 establishments "dirty awnings" and did a comparisons. Like it or not, a regulation is a regulation. No matter how small or insignificant you feel it is, it still must be adhered to. Just like golf may have some rules we find to be silly and stupid, we still have to follow them.
  9. That is a fire code violation, which is a little different than health code. As someone who worked in the restaurant business far longer than I wanted to, violations happen. Minor violations happen, they are corrected. Repeated violations are a sign of poor oversight and bad management. http://data.tallahassee.com/restaurant-inspections/dade/trump-doralmain-kitchen/sea2318051/5398691/ 3/9/18: Inspector's Note Basic - Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** Basic - Fan cover in walk-in cooler/freezer has accumulation of dust or debris. Basic - Floor area(s) covered with standing water. From ice machine. Employee removed it **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** Basic - Ice buildup in reach-in freezer. Pastry station Basic - In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Water temperature reached 62°F. Employee replaced it Basic - Lime scale build-up inside ice machine. Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Coffee station Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Basic - Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Operator removed it Basic - Wiping cloth quaternary ammonium compound sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. High Priority - Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. Missing in fruit salad section,yogurts ( vanilla and strawberry) ,butter,jelly and cream cheeses. Intermediate - Clam/mussel/oyster tags not marked with last date served. Oyster and clams **Repeat Violation** Intermediate - Establishment not maintaining clam/mussel/oyster tags for 90 days. Oyster and clams Intermediate - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Omelette station Intermediate - Menu does not identify which items contain raw or undercooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory. Smoked salmon Intermediate - No color/concentration comparison chart available for chemical test kit used to check sanitizer. Blt kitchen for Quat Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Bar area. Operator provided it **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink. Bar area. Operator provided it **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** But I am sure the greens keeper does a far better job than the restaurant manager,.
  10. From my personal experience, When you spend that much money on a round of golf, it is nice to experience the entire club, not just the course. I know during the 4-6 hours of golf you may want some food at the turn, or drinks/apps/meal after. If they cant keep the kitchen clean, doesnt say much for "first class"
  11. Speaking of Doral and first class "Trump’s Doral golf club outside Miami has fared even worse: Between its main kitchen, banquet hall, café, patio grill, and bungalows, inspectors have found 524 health-code violations since 2013, including a number that resulted in fines. Among inspectors’ findings were multiple spottings of live and dead cockroaches (they noted 20-25 live ones visibly present in the main kitchen during one 2015 visit), “slimy/mold-like build-up” in coolers and freezers, and holes in kitchen walls." https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-roach-infested-restaurants-are-vile-compared-to-the-red-hen
  12. But then we would have 118 posts about Phil having quit! And 111 posts about how Phil disrespected the game by not finishing the round.
  13. "He" didn't take the wrong penalty. He took a 2 stroke penalty for breaking the rules. it is up to the rules officials or PGA to disqualify him. We can have an endless discussion of "what if".... However haven't there been golfers who lost a tournament because someone called in a penalty, when there is no evidence the golfer was aware an infraction had taken place. We accept that, we would accept this. Penalty is a penalty.
  14. "disrespect" is a matter of personal interpretation. Much in the same that some find it "disrepectful" to wear a ball cap at the dinner table, others do not. the definition of "disrespect" is "showing a lack of respect or courtesy; impolite." To me, he broke a rule and took the penalty. I also do not find it goes against the "foundation of the game". It goes against the rules. golfers break rules all the time, knowingly and unknowingly and they get penalized. Of all the cheating that goes on in golf, is this the worst thing to happen on a golf course. I have to imagine a golfer somewhere at sometime, took an unplayable and penalty because they dont want to hit the ball as it lie. How is this different than using the rules? except one is a crime and one is a rule in a golf tournament! Once again there are plenty who cheat and break rules in golf and never say a word and never get caught. but Mickelson has ruined the game?
  15. "Philosophically speaking, that's what Mickelson did. He gained an advantage by breaking the rules." He broke the rules, was assessed a penalty, Move along!!!! I think someone "disrespects the game" when they try to break the rules without getting caught. He did this with the intent of getting caught and carding a 10!

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