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I've witnessed incorrect scores/improving lies/guys mysteriously finding lost ball with a perfect wide open shot and many many more.All in everyday play all the way into local city tourneys.And some i

One of the worst ones I've ever seen happened just today!   On a par 5, 3rd with water on the left, this guy hits it right into the water off the tee. Reloads, hits another off the tee into the wate

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One of the worst ones I've ever seen happened just today!

 

On a par 5, 3rd with water on the left, this guy hits it right into the water off the tee. Reloads, hits another off the tee into the water. His 5th shot goes into the trees. Takes one to get out.

I stopped paying attention after that till we were on the green, where he chips on, two putts, and with the utmost confidence declares, "Put me down for a bogey."

 

 

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One of the worst ones I've ever seen happened just today!

 

On a par 5, 3rd with water on the left, this guy hits it right into the water off the tee. Reloads, hits another off the tee into the water. His 5th shot goes into the trees. Takes one to get out.

I stopped paying attention after that till we were on the green, where he chips on, two putts, and with the utmost confidence declares, "Put me down for a bogey."

 

 

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That wasn't in a tournament was it?

 

 

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I've witnessed incorrect scores/improving lies/guys mysteriously finding lost ball with a perfect wide open shot and many many more.All in everyday play all the way into local city tourneys.And some incidensts were from well regarded members of society (lawyers/doctors/judges/business owners/and even a priest)

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That wasn't in a tournament was it?

 

 

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No, otherwise I would have said something. I was a onesome playing with a twosome. I thought if his buddy doesn't have a problem with it, I'll never see this guy again so I'm not going to make a big show of it.

 

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One of the worst ones I've ever seen happened just today!

 

On a par 5, 3rd with water on the left, this guy hits it right into the water off the tee. Reloads, hits another off the tee into the water. His 5th shot goes into the trees. Takes one to get out.

I stopped paying attention after that till we were on the green, where he chips on, two putts, and with the utmost confidence declares, "Put me down for a bogey."

 

 

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Lol..... that s*** is a normal evening on my Wednesday league.

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I've rarely seen cheating in tournaments - I've certainly seen it in rounds where I was playing for money outside of a tournament. It upsets me in those cases.

 

I could care less in a casual round. Do what you want there.

 

 

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What I see the most, is when you say on a putt, pick it up.

Unless they actually putt the ball, that stoke is missed when they give their score.

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Sad to say but I'm guessing many of us have witnessed cheating. Honestly, in my group of regulars it's not an issue or even a thought. Nobody would cheat. Tournaments..... now that's a different story for some. Again, I just don't get cheating but it happens.

 

I recall many years ago in the late 80's where two guys got kicked out - DQ'd in a tournament at the club. It was The Big partnership tournament played over three days. There were these two guys (members even) that had a shady reputation. These two guys were caricatures of sleazy golfers. Lot's of gold jewelry and stuff. One guy always wore a pair of alligator golf shoes and San-a-Belt pants no less. LOL

During the second day of the tournament they were reported to the committee for miraculously finding a lost ball (that probably slid down a pant leg or something) or moving a ball from behind a tree. Stuff like that. At the time it couldn't be proved. So... during the final round one of the Pros followed them from a distance with binoculars and caught them red-handed. When the guys were preparing to turn in a score card they were confronted about the issue and DQ'd. They had also been watching scores being posted prior to turning in their card thereby pencil whipping their way to victory. It was a train wreck. I don't really recall every detail it's been so long ago; but they were both kicked out of the Club and one guy was fired from his job the next week. They both moved out of town thank goodness.

Getting caught cheating in a golf tournament is a death sentence IMO.

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One of the worst ones I've ever seen happened just today!

 

On a par 5, 3rd with water on the left, this guy hits it right into the water off the tee. Reloads, hits another off the tee into the water. His 5th shot goes into the trees. Takes one to get out.

I stopped paying attention after that till we were on the green, where he chips on, two putts, and with the utmost confidence declares, "Put me down for a bogey."

 

 

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"My handicap doesn't let me take more than a 6 on par 5s"

 

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My brother in law played in a 4 ball tournament with me several years ago that had putter length gimmies.  Ever since that day he doesn't play any other way and his putter length in now over a foot longer than his putter.  He will even walk up to borderline putts and hit them, miss, then rake it back and try again like it was a gimmie to begin with.  I confronted him a few times periodically but his excuse is always,  I play against myself not anybody else and I play how I want.

 

I keep telling my wife I am about done playing with him but my dad and him are my only golfing buddies around anymore.

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One of the worst ones I've ever seen happened just today!

 

On a par 5, 3rd with water on the left, this guy hits it right into the water off the tee. Reloads, hits another off the tee into the water. His 5th shot goes into the trees. Takes one to get out.

I stopped paying attention after that till we were on the green, where he chips on, two putts, and with the utmost confidence declares, "Put me down for a bogey."

 

 

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Here's a story for you still makes me mad. Member guest, all four guys tee off and two balls end up next to each other. So both carts pull up and the guy steps up. Guy on the other team gives him yardage a couple practice swings and he lets it rip. Right after contact the guy giving yardage goes you hit my ball your out of the hole. I know he should have checked and it's probably not considered cheating but what a scumbag move

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Here's a story for you still makes me mad. Member guest, all four guys tee off and two balls end up next to each other. So both carts pull up and the guy steps up. Guy on the other team gives him yardage a couple practice swings and he lets it rip. Right after contact the guy giving yardage goes you hit my ball your out of the hole. I know he should have checked and it's probably not considered cheating but what a scumbag move

I want to say that in matchplay if you knowingly “cheat” like that you lose the hole. In stroke play it's a 2 stroke penalty I think. I could be wrong, but it seems it's something like that, now I will just go look it up and see.

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Playing in captains choice tourneys and the tee shot is under a tree or in a bush and magically they have a wide open swing to the green from 10 yards away from their original lie.

 

In casual rounds when we are just out having a fun time, I don't csre how anyone wants to score.

 

In tournament play cheating cannot be allowed, protecting the play for the entire field is the goal. Calling out cheaters is a must in those situations.

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Golf is a small closenit community in some areas.If you get caught cheating you will be pretty much be alienated from most groups and local tourneys.Playing casual golf and just out having fun is no big deal.And dropping another ball instead of searching in the woods for 10

Mins is actually a great way too speed up play.And during casual rounds I hardly know anyone that would care how you play or what your score is

 

But cheat during an tourney or league play is considered real bad.

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I was playing in a junior tournament two weeks ago. I shot a legitimate shot by shot 76. I was in a foursome, we all exchanged scorecards. I was playing well while the two other kids shot like 120 or something. Well the other one shot probably 85-90. He lost 5 balls but played okay otherwise. I didn't have his scorecard so I didn't know what he said he shot. Well anyway at the awards, third was 77. I got second at 76. After that they say, "and with a 71 (insert name)" and then here comes the kid that shot 85-90. Not only was this cheating, this was awfully blatant. He didn't just shave 1 or 2 shots and could say he miscounted. He shaved 1 or 2 a hole!! I couldn't believe it, how could anyone cheat that much and get away with it.

I didn't say anything because if you need to cheat that much for your ego, I really don't want to get involved over it.

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Was a member of local men's club that played very loose on the rules during a season that had suboptimal weather drought related conditions.They played by a paradise rule that let one improve their golf lie.During my bout with them I played my own game and never once improved my lie.We had a mid season event and I carded my lowest round ever of 73 strokes.If I took advantage of their local rules, I would've shot even par that day.The challenge golf brings is even more satisfying when you shoot a career round playing fairly by the rules of the game

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I was playing in a junior tournament two weeks ago. I shot a legitimate shot by shot 76. I was in a foursome, we all exchanged scorecards. I was playing well while the two other kids shot like 120 or something. Well the other one shot probably 85-90. He lost 5 balls but played okay otherwise. I didn't have his scorecard so I didn't know what he said he shot. Well anyway at the awards, third was 77. I got second at 76. After that they say, "and with a 71 (insert name)" and then here comes the kid that shot 85-90. Not only was this cheating, this was awfully blatant. He didn't just shave 1 or 2 shots and could say he miscounted. He shaved 1 or 2 a hole!! I couldn't believe it, how could anyone cheat that much and get away with it.

I didn't say anything because if you need to cheat that much for your ego, I really don't want to get involved over it.

You should have said something. Maybe not cause a scene, but you should have pulled someone aside and told them what you witnessed on the course. It may not have done anything this time, but at the next tourney they may watch his play to check. It wasn't fair to you, but it also wasn't fair to everyone who played in the tournament. If you know someone cheated, I feel it's your obligation to say something, regardless of the outcome.

 

Anyway. 76 is a really good score, good playing.

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