WE ARE DISCUSSING ONE SINGLE ISSUE. ONE SINGLE STATEMENT YOU MADE.
The course was unable to mow the rough, THE ROUGH, the course did not mark the area as GUR/AGC, the course did not make any announcement that the area was GUR/AGC. You then said you believe you have the right to declare it as GUR / AGC and take free relief. In tournament play you know a player is not allowed to take such liberties.
“Play the course as you find it” means: the COURSE designates what is out of bounds, the COURSE designates and marks penalty areas, the COURSE identifies GUR or AGC and you play the course as you find it. If the course does not designate it, you play the course according to the rules whether you agree with THEIR decision or not.
If you or one of your friends hit a ball into the rough, do you discuss it and take free relief because your group decides the fairway is too narrow?
If one of your friends hit the ball into a penalty area, do you discuss it and take free relief because your group decides the course cut the grass to short which encouraged the ball to roll into the penalty area.
If you or one of your friends hits a ball into a sand trap, do you discuss it and take free relief because your group decides there is too much sand in the bunker?
Lets make this real simple show me (us) a rule or a decision that says, during tournament play a player has the right to declare an area as GUR/AGC, even though it does not meet the standard the USGA has established in its rules, even though the course has not identified it or marked it as such, even though the committee has not identified it or marked it as such, or stop with the immature name calling. You know you are wrong, name calling does not make you right.
- This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by Tommy Briggs.