GolfNut33 wrote: »
Didn't see a rules thread so thought I'd start one.
Incident yesterday. Hit my ball into the rough. 4 of us we're looking for it for a couple of mins before my FC found it, sitting down and not pretty. Grabbed my lobwedge and got ready to slash it back onto the fairway. Gave it a good lash and felt a funny contact. A ball squirted out 10 feet in front of me. I walked over to the ball and saw it wasn't mine. Looked back and saw my ball sitting up a few feet from where I took my last swing.
Few points: 1. I didn't see a second ball come out. 2. It's very likely I hit two balls at the same time. 3. It's very unlikely I hit the wrong ball and just didn't see my ball where it ended up.
Net result was I picked up and scratched the hole as I was 100% sure. Any opinions?
2. Gloves (Rule 4.3)
Gloves may be worn to assist the player in gripping the club, provided they are plain.
A “plain” glove must:
• consist of a fitted covering of the hand with a separate sheath or opening for each digit (fingers and thumb); and
• be made of smooth materials on the full palm and gripping surface of the digits.
A “plain” glove must not incorporate:
• material on the gripping surface or inside of the glove, the primary purpose of which is to provide padding or which has the effect of providing padding. Padding is defined as an area of glove material which is more than 0.025 inches (0.635 mm) thicker than the adjacent areas of the glove without the added material;
Note: Material may be added for wear resistance, moisture absorption or other functional purposes, provided it does not exceed the definition of padding (see above).
Seve OB wrote: »
i remember playing a few times in god awful weather and it got to the stage when my mitts didn't come off it was so cold. needless to say the golf i produced was god damn shocking, but it was before the mitts stayed on.
were casual rounds by the way
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Mantis Toboggan wrote: »
I thought you only had two options when going into a penalty area with red stakes? Either you play again from the same spot for a 1 shot penalty or you get two club lengths from the hazard again with one shot penalty.
On the recent golf monthly YouTube 8 biggest rule mistakes they mention 3 options, third option to come back in a line as far as you want which I thought was only on yellow stakes.
Anyone able to confirm?
GolfNut33 wrote: »
Red and yellow are the same except with red you have the additional option of 2 club drop.
Seve OB wrote: »
well not quite.
a red stake you can drop at point of entry where a yellow stake you might have to drop on the far side
eg water short of green, yellow hazard, you go long over the back.
next shot you chip up onto the green but it goes right through into the yellow hazard
you must now drop the far side.
if the hazard was red, you could drop at point of entry not nearer the hole
JoseJones wrote: »
If it was red you'd also have the option to drop the far side too, no?
So they are the same bar the extra option for red stakes... I think?
prawnsambo wrote: »
You do, but it has to be in line with where the ball entered and the pin. Usually that means dropping further back than where the ball entered (depending on the width of the penalty area).
gypsy79 wrote: »
Similar, if not slightly different.
Bunkers are out of play. My reading is nearest pint of relief from where the ball stops. And then as for back as you like in line with the flag.