Category Archive: Questions on Rules

Apr 30

Life Dangerous at Top of Golf

Members of Golf Profession Getting Dinged Left and Right Golf does not appear to be an inherently dangerous game, but what is dangerous to a golfer may only be an inconvenience for people in many other professions. A stubbed toe, an earache, back pain, a course marshall, or a stop watch can seriously “ding” anyone …

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Apr 25

And Now, the “Lexi Rule”

Changes Have Been Made, but the Fossils are Far from Up to Date on the Lexi Rule  For a fan continuing to look at the Lexi Thompson situation, the whole incident hurts more this week than it did last week. Thompson herself has maintained poise and civility through the week, and it appears as though …

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Mar 12

Golf Rules are Changing

Golf Rules Changing That Were Set Centuries Ago I suppose that I am the only person remaining in the golf world who does not want the game of golf to go faster, be a lot more “fun” and less “difficult.” I’ve said it a thousand times, so I won’t elaborate, except to say that the …

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Dec 20

Play the Lie? Don’t Think So

When to Play the Lie Respecting the Rule Book is Fine, but Sometimes It Surpasses Ridiculous I watched a youtube video the other day that in terms of logic, was an absolute horror. Somehow, a young golfer got out onto a frozen lake or large pond, where his golf ball sat. His intent, of course, …

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Nov 15

Golf Rules for the Birds

Some Golf Rules Just Need to Go, While Others Need to be Enacted Josh Sens of Golf.com wrote an article this week entitled the 8 Supidest Rules in Golf, and boy howdy did he ever nail it! Weekenders like me watch the pros go through these terrible trials, in which they are sometimes unjustly punished …

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Sep 24

Golf’s Maddening Rules

Golf’s Rules Costs Strokes Losing Strokes to ‘Outside Agents’ After years, and particularly the past few weeks, of watching penalty strokes being assessed or not being assessed based on a variety of incidents, I’m starting to fray at the ends trying to understand  one’s responsibilities where the results of his game are concerned. For a …

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Jul 12

Golf’s Odd Rules

The Rules Of Golf Baffle Many of Us Again, we witnessed an odd ending to a major event this week, when Anna Nordqvist, in the midst of a sudden death playoff, was coolly informed that she had lost the tournament a hole before. What was intended to be a gripping finale of an LPGA major …

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Oct 15

de Chambeau – College Drop-out?

Bryson de Chambeau Has No Choice We’re all pretty sure by now that Bryson de Chambeau is one heck of a golfer, at least in the amateur ranks – and that’s where the pros come from. It works for me. It’s also safe to say that the dynamic young man who has, in the last …

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Apr 16

Disqualified from LPGA Play

LPGA Rules for Disqualification Lots to Remember Over the years, we’ve all seen a host of disqualifications from both the men’s and women’s tours, some of them over seemingly nothing when looking at the small picture. In retrospect, there’s so much to be said for rule uniformity, and both tours have remained rabid on adherence, …

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Oct 19

Slow Play In Golf

  The Two Sides of Slow Play     Several sports organizations have decided to address the problem of slow play this year, including baseball and basketball. The shot clock seems to be the standard target for these tweakings, and in the case of golf, it is hoped that a good ten seconds can be …

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