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  1. Cartboy

    NFL 2019-2020

    Speaking of over-hyped, that certainly applies to The Chefs, who have been grabbing and ripping my heart out for more than 30 years. We endured the likes of Frank Ganz, Martyball, and 30,000 people in the stadium. We tailgated, among the first to arrive and last to leave, and cooked two meals in our 20-foot canopy, w/propane heaters. For away games, I remember being banished to the bedroom for yelling, "CUT! CUT! CUT!" at the TV when Dante Hall returned kicks:
  2. Cartboy

    NFL 2019-2020

    My money's on Ravens and someone else in the Super Bowl (barring injury to Lamar). 9rs or Saints for the other one.
  3. I play any of a number of soft balls, based on a bounce test. Both ProVs are out for me. If a find an individual ball I really like, I will almost always lose it on the first hole . . . which is unusual because I normally play the same ball the entire round (the four in my pockets are just for balance). 😎 It's amazing how many balls come in in carts, and wind up in buckets in the cart barn. Then, almost as amazing, how those buckets tend to disappear when they get full. 😉 I shagged our course for a few years, and sold 1000's of balls on Craigslist. ProVs were $10/dozen, and I had standing orders for them. Everything else was $5/dozen, and I couldn't give away some balls that were really nice. Now a few of the members shag the course for charity, so I retired from that. I shagged the woods along the range last month, and got four 55 gallon barrels. That saves the course a lot of money on range balls.
  4. I was just going to say that, watch your watch when you're playing and watch your watch when your watching on TV, and see what is a reasonable amount of time. It seems like some of the pros take way more than they need to, but, frankly, without timing them I don't long they actually take. Except for Snedeker, of course . . . don't need to time him. I'm play like him, figuring if I take any longer I'm just gonna screw it up.
  5. Rule 5.6: A player should make a stroke in no more than 40 seconds (and usually in less time) after the player is able to play without interference or distraction In some of my groups, the "distraction" seldom ends. 😎
  6. Someone was really, really busy re-writing the rules. Frankly, I had not been paying attention, and did not know that was being done, so, when I started seeing some unusual things on TV and in person, like leaving the flagstick in, I was shocked. My book is 2006-2007, and that was for a different game, I think. 😎 Of course, when I first started, and played on the high school team, and actually lettered three years, I had a croquet putter, and it was legal.
  7. My philosophy is that one of the four of us will hit a good one. The last time I convinced my group to play out of the sand, it was because it was much shorter, and we were hitting up toward the pin, whereas the fairway shot was longer, but, mostly because the green was steeply falling away from that angle. One of the fours of us did hit a good shot, but not me.
  8. Cartboy

    Pace Problem

    I figured it out. 😉
  9. Cartboy

    Pace Problem

    The actual wording was: Priority on the Course Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, priority on the course is determined by a group's pace of play. Any group playing a whole round is entitled to pass a group playing a shorter round. (In 2008, the following sentence was added) The term 'group' includes a single player. & It is a group's responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If it loses a clear hole and is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group.
  10. I found my old rules book . . . Section 1 (as opposed to Rule 1) Etiquette, is lengthy.
  11. Where do you play in Missouri? New Rule 1.2: 1.2 Standards of Player Conduct a. Conduct Expected of All Players 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. • Showing consideration to others – for example, by playing at a prompt pace, looking out for the safety of others, and not distracting the play of another player. • Taking good care of the course – for example, by replacing divots, smoothing bunkers, repairing ball-marks, and not causing unnecessary damage to the course. There is no penalty under the Rules for failing to act in this way, except that the Committee may disqualify a player for acting contrary to the spirit of the game if it finds that the player has committed serious misconduct. Penalties other than disqualification may be imposed for player misconduct only if those penalties are adopted as part of a Code of Conduct under Rule 1.2b. b. Code of Conduct The Committee may set its own standards of player conduct in a Code of Conduct adopted as a Local Rule. • The Code may include penalties for breach of its standards, such as a one-stroke penalty or the general penalty. • The Committee may also disqualify a player for serious misconduct in failing to meet the Code’s standards. It appears that the Etiquette section, which was the preamble before Rule 1, has entirely disappeared from the Internet. I have not been successful in finding any of the previous sets of rules.
  12. Is it just me, or has the Etiquette section disappeared? It used to at the beginning.
  13. Come to think of it, the Superintendant at my other course, where I am a member who pays but does not play, also a guy much-revered, has fallen out of favor there. Some of my friends from there say they asked him to come to our course to see how a course ought to be, and he would not. He's been there more than 20 years. I don't know if they let him go or not.
  14. Cartboy

    Pace Problem

    As the OP of this thread, and since we have pretty much beat Pace of Play to death, having concluded that what we are doing is not as bad as what I thought it was, or some of the things being suggested, I authorize the off-topic, peeing sidebar. 🥴 We have restrooms (terlets) at 4, 9 and 12, but that does not deter those who want to whip it out wherever and whenever from doing so, Normally, one of the restrooms (terlets) is in sight. 😎
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