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    Rick Kimbrell

    I have been “loosely” following this conversation. From my experience (29 years) with the WA, I have found several things that come into play in this discussion. 1) smaller facilities, you normally deal with the pro and have a better chance of getting results. 2) larger facilities (Legends for example) you probably are dealing with people who are just “hired help” and are not really the responsible party (pro) you should be talking with. 3) at both large and small facilities, many times the pro is WRONG on his rulings, even if you point it out in the ROG yourself to him. (Indigo Creek comes to mind). 4) if you want to make sure action is taken, you have to report it to the WA Committee yourself (room setup just beyond the pairing sheets room) and make sure you have facts/names/pertinent info all written down. Do it the day of the infraction….no later. I have been called into that room more than once over someone reporting something that happened in the group I was playing in. The Committee does a good job of trying to gather the facts from everyone who was in the group.
    I do agree with the WA…the competition is closed. Nothing is going to happen now and that is the way it should be.

    Bob Newman

    Rick- I do agree with most of what you said, particularly that the pro mostly gets it wrong. I do feel that the WA handled this as best they could with not finding out about it till after the close of competition and most parties are long gone but do keep in mind that there are a lot of instances where the results can be changed after the close of competition. Rule 33 & 34 have a good many instances and keep in mind that the rules where changed somewhat this year to allow for not having the party DQ’d but hit with the apocopate penalty plus an additional 2 shot penalty (could be a total of 4 shots in penalties). I do not have the time nor energy or care enough to go thru looking and reading everything in 33 & 34 so will defer to the committee and Lew. This just illustrates the fact that if something is wrong on the course take it to the committee at the CC regardless of what the local pros say. The committee does not have the manpower to be checking up on each host course during the competition but I honesly believe they will get to bottom of it at the CC.

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