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Touchy subject, I know - but this is a game and it's supposed to be fun, right?

 

Whaddya think of these?

 

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Talk amongst yourselves....

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I like 2, 3, 5 & 7

 

For #1 I'd change it maximum score is whatever your equitable stroke max is.

 

Not a fan of #4, still think you should play it as it lies. I guess it depends on the game though and what's on the line. If it's just someone out for some fun then go for it.

 

#6 has a similar vibe for me. If you're just out for fun then go nuts, otherwise it's a max of 14 conforming clubs.

 

 

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2,4,5,7. For number 1, I agree with Hckymeyer, use the ESC, it will regulate the score, for 3, to me goes along with 7, use some common sense, and again 6, you can't seriously think that 14 clubs is not enough.


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But, common sense ain't that common.


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We use #1 to speed up play on our Saturday game. And we have a roll it rule so that's like #4.


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In he summer time we play it down everywhere, this time of year we roll it everywhere, the only thing I don't like is having to play out of a divot.


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Who actually plays by the strict rules anyway? We don't. For instance... when putting and depending on the bets we'll say, "pick it up" all the time when a guy is putting a 4 footer and the hole is already won or pushed. There have been times when we've declared double bogey max when playing a little 4 man tournament on a golf trip or something. During the winter we play it up in the fairways a lot. However, in the summer the ball is played where it lies. Penalties are always what they should be. An exception might be that if a ball is found OB and a guy didn't play a provis off the tee then we don't go back. That's holding up the group behind.

In our Saturday game we play a quasi-strict rules game. Some we follow and some we fudge. It's understood. Official tournament play is a different animal. Strict rules always apply.


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They are a nice, simple set of rules.  I wouldn't increase or leave loose the number of clubs if anything I'd decrease it and the roll rule or whatever we are calling it should be if agreed upon in advance - our club is currently under a local rule that games may left clean and drop (yes your read that right) when a fellow competitor agrees that the lie should be marked ground under repair.  The over seed failed this year because there was no rain when it happened and then tons of rain and cold temps after the fact.  The guys that I've played with have just been playing lift clean and place - it's way too spotty - normally though we'd play everything down.

 

The rules of golf need to be simplified and this goes a long way - one other that I would include is that any imperfection on the green may be repaired - oh and I don't really care how you swing the club or whether or not your longer putter "accidentally" brushes against your beer belly or loose fitting wind breaker. 


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One annual round that I'm really going to miss is the one up in Maine with three other old timers with whom I used to work back in the 20th Century. First of all, the course itself, the name of which I'll not mention, is pretty scruffy to be kind about it. Second, these "gentlemen" made me look like a very formidable player. And third, the only rule is that there are no rules. These guys don't even keep score!

Let's be honest--I'm really stretching definitions when I call this game "golf." One of the guys has a swing that convinces me he took heads with a broad axe in an earlier life. Another rarely gets the ball airborne so when he encounters a pond, he hits little chip shots around it until he's on the other side. The third musketeer lets loose a stream of incredibly funny profanities/obscenities with ever sad "shot," except that he's the only one not laughing which makes it all the funnier as steam visibly rises off his neck.

All the while we laugh and talk old times until we get the obligatory "round" over with and then continue the conversation until we get thrown out of the clubhouse at closing time, long after dark. They either live or summer in the area and I thank God that my motel is practically abutting so that I don't have to drive home using "the force." If I survive getting dropped off just beyond the course driverway, I'm golden.

I'm not sure that I need to give this particular round up, in fact. I can hit a few balls, pick up and ride around whenever I'm tired, and nobody would notice the difference.

I'll say this much. If I ever started my shtick about jacked lofts and other esoteric technical stuff with these guys, I'd probably get tossed into the very pond that the aforementioned guy hits chip shots around.

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The very best kind of golf there is Nifty!  Don't give that one up.


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Touchy subject, I know - but this is a game and it's supposed to be fun, right?

 

Whaddya think of these?

 

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Talk amongst yourselves....

Sounds like the rules I go by already........unless I'm playing a tournament anyway....lol

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For most people that just want to enjoy the game I have no issue at all with these rules. The game is meant to enjoy and most people don't play competition golf anyway so why not make rules that make the game more enjoyable.

 

 

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3 is good 4 if ball is in a fairway divot otherwise that is it.

 

People will always apply "common sense" so they can save strokes.


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1. is ESC for me. Other than a par 3 it works better and how often do I seven a par 3 that doesn't involve two water trips?

 

2. I think Out of Bounds is a bigger issue personally. That or not finding your ball. Half the time we say eh and drop one close to nearby.

 

4. Depends: 100 shooter digger divot? go ahead. Ball lying down in rough? Deal with it. Anything near a stone I'll give you if it's random. If you hit in the desert or near a tree from a bad shot: deal with it.

 

5. Circle of friendship should be close but fair. Anything within a foot is obvious unless for eagle. Anything for 7 should be generally a given within a putter length.

 

And lastly how about a rule about tee box? Like if you're ready hit. any conversation over 3 sentences with a group behind you should be left for after the round is over.


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Course Rules at Tokatee Golf Club in the Cascade mountains of Oregon:

 

1.  Come Relaxed  -  Leave Happy

 

2.  You'll remember Your Friends More Than Your Scores

 

3.  Play Often  -  Laugh More

 

4.  Play The Tees That Make You The Happiest

 

5.  It's More Fun When You're Not The Only One Having It.

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Course Rules at Tokatee Golf Club in the Cascade mountains of Oregon:

 

1. Come Relaxed - Leave Happy

 

2. You'll remember Your Friends More Than Your Scores

 

3. Play Often - Laugh More

 

4. Play The Tees That Make You The Happiest

 

5. It's More Fun When You're Not The Only One Having It.

Doesn't get much better than that. It's why we play.

 

 

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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Touchy subject, I know - but this is a game and it's supposed to be fun, right?

 

Whaddya think of these?

 

attachicon.gifrules.jpg

 

Talk amongst yourselves....

This is pretty much how we play - we being the guys I regularly play with. #6 has never even come up. The last couple years though is the first I've really invested much in getting better and I'm more rigid/strict with myself than I am with others, because I want to know where my game is at. A "low" handicap built on mulligans and fluffed lies would be worthless any where it mattered

 

 

 

 

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This is pretty much how we play - we being the guys I regularly play with. #6 has never even come up. The last couple years though is the first I've really invested much in getting better and I'm more rigid/strict with myself than I am with others, because I want to know where my game is at. A "low" handicap built on mulligans and fluffed lies would be worthless any where it mattered

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This is where I get the best of both worlds. I play in a league that is straight rules of golf other than pick up after double par which of course has no bearing on handicap. Generally I have 20 plus rounds there and the league keeps a handicap. What is interesting to me is that it rarely deviates more than a tenth or two of a percentage point from my "official" handicap which does at times include rules that are more lax. I do observe USGA guidelines so if some one says pick them up after the hole is over and I have ten feet I add two strokes to my score for handicap purposes or take the max allowable when I've picked up because I'm out of a hole.

 

The difference is that I will bear down and focus much more in those league rounds. The focus in the more casual rounds only comes if I've got a great round going or there is some sort of money/wager on the line. In fact my two lowest rounds ever, 66/68 were shot in competition as were several of my 69's. For me it's a wash.

 

What I'm seeing in this thread is very interesting. Beyond a doubt we are a group that values the game and it's traditions far more than an average random segment of golfers and yet it's clear that there is a disconnect between USGA rules and the rules that we play by.

 

The only conclusion to reach from this is that the USGA is woefully out of step with how the game is being played by 90 percent plus of the people who play it. They need to get some rank in file players involved in their decision making ASAP.

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I like 2,4,5,7

 

Like several have said 1 should be ESC, 3 that's not enough time to look for your ball at some courses, 6 I think you should only use 14 clubs but if you playing without posting for a handicap you can use non-conforming clubs.


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