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- August 2, 2021 at 11:12 am #49403Mike CheesemanParticipant
Harry, I am moving up as well. Maybe will be in same flight. 9.1August 2, 2021 at 2:21 pm #49407Tony PoppParticipant
Hey, I am just returning to golf after about 12 -14 years off and am also a first timer to the WA! Rick noted knowing the Rules Of Golf and I see there are some changes and have noted some “counting issues” with the guys I’ve been playing with lately. What are some of the common rules you guys see being problems with during the WA? I don’t want to be “that guy”. Thanks also for the have fun advise.August 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm #49408Bruce FriendParticipant
I try hard not to be “that guy” and in fact, I’m probably too lenient. But in tournament play like this, it is always good to set an example on the first green walking off saying out loud your score (make sure it is correct) and then most of the time everyone else will verbally state their score. State it in the gross amount. If someone doesn’t state the score, ask them before getting to the cart in a pleasant voice and usually add a compliment of some type is always good. If there is a scoring error, don’t be accusatory but go through the strokes and most guys will self correct as it is an honest mistake.
Be a good playing partner to everyone in the group. Encourage and compliment but don’t be “chatty”. Smile. Crack a joke once in awhile if you are used to making others laugh and you have a good sense of humor. Don’t be the slow player in the group but don’t rush. In general, feel blessed that we have the opportunity to spend a week at the beach playing golf and enjoying others.August 2, 2021 at 3:42 pm #49410William Aleshire Jr.Participant
Be yourself and have fun, if you are not sure of a rule simply ask.
If there happens to be a local rules at play; you will be informed of before each round.
15 RULES EVERY GOLFER SHOULD KNOW
The USGA and The R&A Rules of Golf, effective January 1, 2019.
https://www.usga.org/content/dam/usga/pdf/2019/rules/RulesPoster.pdfAugust 2, 2021 at 4:23 pm #49414Bob NewmanParticipant
The biggest problem I have seen is most do not understand the NEAREST POINT OF RELIEF and not the Nicest point of relief. This or not explained we’ll enough in the USGA material. It’s not where the ball is closest to, but where the clubbed is when you take your stance with the club you intend to play is. Know the difference between red and yellow penalty areas. And yes the local MB courses have Drp Zones that are not correct. They allow one that go into the PA to essentially pick up a shot on those that do not. Read the new definition on Temporary Water. In fact the Definitins clear up a lot of the rules. I hope the WA does the Rules Weminar this year as it is VERY HELPFUL. I also hope they use the Local Rule on “Dropping Back on the Line”. E -12August 3, 2021 at 4:26 pm #49428Rick KimbrellParticipant
The rule I have seen most violated by someone who has never played in the WA, generally happens on the first hole, they hit a putt up close to the hole and pick up the ball. NO…NO…you must putt everything out. No gimmees. It happens, believe me.
Other than that, what to do for a ball hit into a penalty area (water hazard). How to proceed from there.August 4, 2021 at 1:10 pm #49433William Aleshire Jr.Participant
Unless there first putt on the green happened to be there 9th shot. 🙂August 6, 2021 at 3:04 pm #49455Raymond BlankParticipant
Wait!! So am I reading this correct? The hugest score you put on your card is a 10 ???August 6, 2021 at 4:07 pm #49459Bill HambrickParticipant
Raymond the highest score on a hole is 9August 6, 2021 at 4:08 pm #49460Bill HambrickParticipant
Raymond the highest score on a hole us 9August 6, 2021 at 5:31 pm #49461Tony PoppParticipant
That sounds correct for handicapping purposes depending on par for that hole, but not in competition.August 6, 2021 at 7:16 pm #49462Bob NewmanParticipant
The WA use a USGA approved Local Rule that allows a Max score for any hole and have set this at 9. For handicapping purposes, the most you can post for a hole is “net double bogey”. That is why when posting scores you should use the GHIN hole by hole feature for posting scores.August 6, 2021 at 8:33 pm #49463Raymond BlankParticipant
Oh!! Ok. I got ya now. Lol. I’m so silly at times.
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