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  1. I had read Matt's post. I am not getting into it point by point other that repeating that there was no rules violation from the persecutive of the officials. So we agree no rules violation. If the integrity of the player as seen by his peers has no importance then there is not much left that has not been said. I take your point that the players may exaggerate, I am not asking anyone to take their words as gospel. "99%" is a bit much. I think the main idea of my pointing out that upon inspecting his lie Reed said "not my decision" is that statement tells me the lie was not a clear cut
  2. to add, Lanto Griffin said tough to put us (PGA pros) in a position to call him out because we we're there but "99% of us out here if it's in question one way or the other they're going to go the other way, not taking the drop....its tough to see, it's sad...Kind of pisses us off."
  3. Just saw a Rory video. Rory says his ball was certainly embedded, it was clear to him and "on my life that ball was in its own pitch mark." He also says he would rather be on the wrong (disadvantageous) side of a ruling in an unclear situation. I think we find golfers of at least two minds there. The Rory school: don't take unfair advantage. The other school is to always take the more favorable ruling. Call it the Phil school? I certainly have friends in both schools. I see Reed as finding an unclear situation and taking advantage of it. That is within the rules. The rules rely on
  4. USGA says: The Rules generally rely on the integrity of the player. In other relief situations, including when a ball may be lifted and played from a different place, players are allowed to proceed under the Rules without being required to involve another person in any part of the process. It's impossible to prove a breach of rules here. And so when the official was asked to rule on whether the ball was embedded, he could not. The evidence had been tampered with before he got there. The official was left to rely on the integrity of the player, it was all he could do. The res
  5. Not sure if you can offend anyone by criticizing Billy Casper Golf. It is exciting though.
  6. You've got the right hole. Currently its a bit narrow through the trees but nothing overhanging.
  7. Cobbs Creek in Philadelphia is closing on October 31 for a 2 year restoration project. It's a historic course and you can read all about its golf history and architecture and falling on tough times story via the Cobbs Creek Foundation. Anyone who has ever played it should find the proposed routing back to the original version fascinating. Hole #6 in particular. I played it yesterday and hope to get another round in before it closes. They are to the walking-only point, which I would do anyway. Possibly the best hole, #3 lost its green to a storm this summer (pictured). The course has
  8. Here's my TFCC update for anyone who comes along looking for TFCC info. My injury occurred in May 2019 and I stopped golfing in August 2019. Right hand, right handed golfer. There were two tears in the TFCC per MRI and the ECU sheath was stressed as a result. There was also some general tendonitis in other areas, mostly due to immobilizing the joint for a while (which did not help). Long story short after months of physical therapy.... I came across another guy in March 2020 with a TFCC injury and he thought my injury was going to improve but I wouldn't be able to golf. I said that'
  9. I've posted info on all the covid accommodations that we've set up for competitive golf events in the Philadelphia area. Anyone local to the area is very welcome to check us out. We've been delayed about a month but can now get golfing again! 2020 Reopening – Golf Tour of Greater Philadelphia
  10. We are trying to decide if we will be holding competitive events under these conditions. The two players per tee time limit is a little bit of a shocker. NJ Governor's Order Beginning at sunrise on Saturday, May 2, golf courses can re-open, so long as they adopt minimum social distancing policies that include: Implementing electronic or telephone reservation and payment systems while still providing options for populations that do not have access to internet service or credit cards; Extending tee times to sixteen minutes apart; Limiting the use of golf carts to on
  11. Hello, I'm joining in here and have two things in particular that I may be posting about as we go along. 1. My return to golf from a TFCC injury in May 2019. Sidelined from golf since July 2019. Still rehabbing for now. 2. I help run a public league in the Philadelphia area and I'd like to build the membership up some more in 2020. So I'm reaching out about that. Details to follow. Thanks, Tony McCarthy
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