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  1. Ok, thanks for the response. Finally, I understand your point of different flagsticks. In all of my years playing golf, flagsticks have been pretty standard. But again. let's wait and see. Then you can buy me a nice cold beer when the flagstick and the 5 minute rule will be changed! I
  2. 1999 David Frost denied a drop

    Was told at a Rules Clinic that this Rules Official in question never returned to Reffing. It was his first and his last. Good job Mr. Frost!
  3. I believe we briefly discussed your point prior. IF not, I must of dreamed it. However, the advantage or disadvantage of the flagstick being in is available for all players. Ask your USGA friend if they are thinking of dropping the 5 minute ball search to 3 minutes. All the best.
  4. Well, there will be changes. The changes wont be so drastic as to change the essense of the game. This is why I believe the Flagstick rule will be changed. For the amateur player, who cares if the flagstick is struck while putting. For the elite level, I can see that it wont change much since they have caddies that take care of the flagstick. SO again, changing this rule will not impact the essence of the game. Finally. I've personally heard this more than once and now someone who was at St-Andrews heard it first hand from some committee members . I don't see what there is to gain by saying this if there arent any rumblings about it.
  5. OK. U da man! We shall see in a little while who is right. My monopoly money is on rule 17 being changed. And please make sure to call your USGA buddy to ask him/her to take back that laugh! Cheers
  6. I believe I mentioned the Flagstick some time ago..Page 4 or 5. How much do you want to make the wager? The poster is correct in saying its in deep discussion. I heard this through the grapevine many months ago and it has come up recently at a pro event where a player talked to me about it personally. All the best.
  7. Stones in bunkers

    I Know for a fact the Web.com doesnt have it on their hard card. They mark the course and if needed add it in the local rules.
  8. I am only participating in this forum cuz I really believe the R&A and USGA want to simplify the rules of golf. The ideas I will give in the next few days are pretty basic stuff that happen on a frequent basis and dont affect the integrity of the game. Looking forward to discuss this stuff in the near future. Goodnight.
  9. If the idea is to reduce the rules and simplify, wouldnt taking this rule out make golf easier to understand. Also, I will go opposite your question. If one can leave the pin in, Wouldnt the advantage be equal for everyone? Finally, lets say the pin is tucked left side back and I hit right side short and so does my playing partner. It would save time and energy rather than walking to the pin to get it out and walking back to make my stroke. From what I understand, the R&A and USGA want to simplify the rules of golf. Rumors I hear is that maybe they want to have a max of 20 rules. Golf is on a downward spiral and making the rules easier to understand is part of the objective of trying to get back the growth of the game. But you just never know with the R&A and USGA. People are afraid of change. Who cares if the pin is left in or pulled out. On any shot outside the green the player has the option, but on the sacred green, he cannot.
  10. Jason AllDay - Penalty Strokes for Slow Play?

    I realize the putt Day had to close out McIlroy was a downhill bender but he took nearly 2-3 minutes on that one. Sorry Fellows, no excuse. In 2, I can play 18 holes in 3 hours both shooting in mid 80's. These guys play 4:10 shooting 72's. YAWN!
  11. Another one I would like to see go away is the Loose Impediments in a Bunker: The other day I tried to go through a tree over a bunker. My ball clipped the branch and came down in the bunker. My ball came to rest beside the pine cone that fell at the same time. The difficulty of a bunker is THE BUNKER, not the banana or leaf or branch that fell in it. ( I do realize its considered a hazard, but lets change the wording on this )
  12. Ill start with a simple one and let you ladies discuss. Rule 17: The Flagstick: I would like to see this rule changed. If I want to leave it in while making a stroke on the putting green and I hit it, so be it.