Why would you ask for a rules official, “BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE UP THE RULES AS YOU GO”
Jeffrey first you insult me because you said I did not know the rules
Then you insult me because I know too much about the rules
Then you call me names, you will excuse me if I question your maturity
THE ONE THING YOU HAVE NOT DONE IS REFERENCED ANY RULE OR DECISION THAT SUPPORTS YOUR POSITION;
A player cannot designate an area as GUR or AGC when the course or the committee has chosen not to
RULE #1 Play the course as you find it and play your ball as it lies
Don’t be disingenuous we are discussing one basic issue. You claim a unmown area that is rough can be designated BY YOU as AGC even though the rules do not allow for it or the course has chosen not to. So it is obvious the rules only apply as long as they do not inconvenience you. It does not matter if the area should be designated as GUR or AGC, it does not matter if the course meant to do it, YOU do not have the right to. The course has to do it, you simply cannot.
If your Sunday group wants to accept the things you are talking about it as exceptions to the rules that is one thing. We are in a tournament forum, discussing tournament rules with tournament players and the rules used in tournament play. And any way you slice it, a player does not have the right to designate an area as GUR or AGC because they think it should be.
Have a nice life