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- August 25, 2015 at 8:51 pm #33058Max LambertoParticipant
I am aware that according to rule 14-3/16 it is not allowed to listen to music through headphones while making a stroke but I would like to know if in the WAM it would be fine to listen to music while going to your ball or to the next tee.
I also would like to thank the WAM organizing committee as this will be my second year and I had a blast in 2014, very well organized tournament and lots of fun at the 19th hole!
MaxAugust 26, 2015 at 12:15 pm #33085john wolfParticipant
Go to a concert if you want musicAugust 26, 2015 at 1:37 pm #33086
I play with guys who have bluetooth speakers going all the time. it isn’t too loud and it helps you keep loose and to have fun!!August 26, 2015 at 1:53 pm #33087Scott SpringerParticipant
Have another beer to keep loose
Maybe he doesn’t want to listen to loud mouth AmericansAugust 26, 2015 at 1:55 pm #33088
Been sober 10 years tomorrow! No beers for me. I like music. the younger guys like music!August 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm #33091Frank AndrusiewiczParticipant
Not only is it in bad taste, but it’s illegal. Also, remember you’re supposed to be paying attention to your playing partners so you can sign off on your marker after the round.
I think the rule focuses on “briefly” vs. “prolonged”. If you’re planning on listening to music on your headphones I would certainly call you on it.
Wearing Headphones or Earplugs During Stipulated Round
Q. May I wear headphones or earplugs while playing in the state amateur?
The use of headphones or earplugs to eliminate noise or other distractions is prohibited under Rule 14-3.
Decision 14-3/16 covers listening to music or some other broadcast during a round. Here is the text of that Decision:
Rule 14-3a states that a player may not use any artificial device or unusual equipment that “might assist him making a stroke or in his play.” Listening to music or a broadcast while making a stroke or for a prolonged period might assist the player in his play, for example, by eliminating distractions or promoting a good tempo. Therefore, the use of an artificial device to listen to music or a broadcast, whether or not through headphones, while making a stroke or for a prolonged period of time during a stipulated round is a breach of Rule 14-3. However, it would not be a breach of Rule 14-3 for a player to listen to a device briefly, for example, to obtain the results of another sporting event or traffic information, while walking between the putting green of one hole and the teeing ground of another hole.
There is no restriction on listening to music or other broadcasts while practicing (whether on the practice ground or on the golf course, and whether by oneself or while playing with others), although club rules and disciplinary codes could apply in such circumstances.August 26, 2015 at 2:25 pm #33092
there is no way i could wear headphones and play. I’m just talking about guys having a speaker or portable radio in the cart. Headphones would distract me more than anything else!! I understand the rules, but some are just stupid. We always say “do you mind if we have some music on?” guys usually are ok with it. Plus, we are respectful of the taste of music of others. Don’t worry I won’t be playing music at the WAM!!August 26, 2015 at 2:38 pm #33093Frank AndrusiewiczParticipant
Personally, when I’m walking as a single I’ll 90% of the time run my cell phone for audio but never in a group, so it’s not like I’m dead set against it, but the tournament is a different animal.August 26, 2015 at 4:12 pm #33095john wolfParticipant
Again…..you want music go to a concert it has no place out on the course. There are tournaments where the jerkoffs have music with them. Pain in the ass and a distraction to all. Especially since the choice usually isn’t music at allAugust 26, 2015 at 4:29 pm #33096
John- Your so old school it cracks me up!! I have mad respect for the game and your opionion, but technology lets us do all kinds of awesome stuff on and off the course. I understand the bad music would bother me too, but like I said you have to ask your playing partners. If they said no I wouldn’t play it. I come from a bunch of awesome people who like to have fun and still be competitive. For example check out http://www.hacktojack.com these are my people!!August 26, 2015 at 4:51 pm #33097CHRISTOPHER JOHNSONParticipant
You mean I shouldn’t bring a second line band to follow me around the course, I would technically refer to them as “my caddies”?August 26, 2015 at 6:32 pm #33099Alex GrebelParticipant
One of the guys I play with will put music on in the cart and let it run through his headphones – we can hear it on low volume in the cart but as soon as you walk away from the cart you can’t hear it. Interesting Frank on the ruling, I wonder if that would be a violation in one of our weekly tourneys too? It isn’t really music for tempo but just more for listening to – and with the volume so low no one else can really be bothered by it. Interesting.August 26, 2015 at 7:13 pm #33101Gary BedenikParticipant
I’m with John Wolf, there’s no place for music on the golf course. Yes I’m old school too.
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