Jeffery, I typed out a detailed response and then hit an incorrect button and it was gone. I am not going into detail again but will simple say. Your friend is wrong. What can be done in tournament golf and casual golf is entirely different. I would love to catch up with you at the 19th hole to discuss this and maybe even get Lew, the head of Rules at WA (at least he use to be), or submit this to USGA and see their response.