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Asheville last won the day on May 21 2018

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  1. I see it as a test for Committee members. Joes like me on the course with a badge and a radio don't need those headaches. :)
  2. I'm with you Erik, I don't bother with it. The beast administered by PGA/USGA is more than enough for me. :)
  3. Take a stab at it . . . rewrite the Rules in the language that would do away with the need for players to act honestly. Here's an easy start, take Rule 10 and reword it without the words deliberately and accidentally. Then ask around of your friends and see if that's the kind of game they'd like to play. :) ps TV golf is just a TV show, don't let its mandate to sell Viagra and Buicks cloud your vision of golf.
  4. Right there in Rule 1, it says, All players are expected to play in the spirit of the game by acting with integrity – for example, by following the Rules, applying all penalties, and being honest in all aspects of play. Not "very fuzzy" at all.
  5. Anyone conducting one's (or the nation's) business on Twitter is a twit.
  6. My course has two holes where "over the green" can lose a ball. The Committee wisely marked them red, anticipating the difficulty of correctly applying E-5.
  7. 16.2 Dangerous Animal Condition a. When Relief Is Allowed A “dangerous animal condition” exists when a dangerous animal (such as poisonous snakes, stinging bees, alligators, fire ants or bears) near a ball could cause serious physical injury to the player if he or she had to play the ball as it lies. A player may take relief under Rule 16.2b from interference by a dangerous animal condition no matter where his or her ball is on the course, except that relief is not allowed: When playing the ball as it lies is clearly unreasonable because of something other than the dangerous animal condition (for example, when a player is unable to make a stroke because of where the ball lies in a bush), or When interference exists only because the player chooses a club, type of stance or swing or direction of play that is clearly unreasonable under the circumstances. b. Relief for Dangerous Animal Condition When there is interference by a dangerous animal condition: (1) When Ball Is Anywhere Except Penalty Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b, c or d, depending on whether the ball is in the general area, in a bunker or on the putting green. (2) When Ball Is in Penalty Area. The player may take free relief or penalty relief: Free Relief: Playing from Inside Penalty Area. The player may take free relief under Rule 16.1b, except that the nearest point of complete relief and the relief area must be in the penalty area. Penalty Relief: Playing from Outside Penalty Area. The player may take penalty relief under Rule 17.1d. If there is interference by a dangerous animal condition where the ball would be played after taking this penalty relief outside the penalty area, the player may take further relief under (1) without additional penalty. For purposes of this Rule, the nearest point of complete relief means the nearest point (not nearer the hole) where the dangerous animal condition does not exist.
  8. I can assure you, from personal experience, when and if the time comes for you to drop a ball, you'll have to stop and think about it. 😉 In all seriousness, when you're on the range warming up. Practice the drop about three times.
  9. I emailed that to USGA and got the answer to a different question. They assured me that it was okay to use a line on the ball , , , like who didn't know that was permitted? I put it down to January workload. Erik, ask about ball-markers with lines. I cannot imagine they're treated any differently than balls with lines.
  10. Chose a location on BOL that will likely result in drop-drop-place.
  11. I think not marking on BOL could lead to gaming the drop.
  12. Here's an example: Local Rule 3 - On hole #16, as an additional relief option for a ball in the penalty area marked by red stakes with white tops, relief may be taken on the opposite side of the penalty area at an equal distance from the hole. The player may drop a ball within two club-lengths, but not nearer the hole, of the opposite edge of the penalty area and add one penalty stroke. ------------------------------------------------------ (This Local Rule is helpful because a ball entering the penalty area from the hillside on the left might leave the player with no good lateral relief area option on that side.)
  13. Few of us employ a caddie very often, either. To keep you in the clear, don't forget that when playing four-ball or foursomes in either stroke play or match play, your partner isn't permitted to do any of the things a caddie cannot do. :)
  14. The player generally must find the ball in order to decide that it's unplayable. He may employ stroke-and-distance at any time 19.2/5 – Player Must Find Ball to Use Back-On-the-Line or Lateral Relief Options
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