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Old 09-18-2017, 01:30 PM   #941
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You left your putter behind? How did that happen?
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:32 PM   #942
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After hitting a bunker shot on 9 I conceded the hole after my opponent hit his putt; I forgot about my putter until I hit the green on 10
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:22 PM   #943
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beat my opponent 6 and 5 yesterday to win consolation in the club summer match event

big thanks to jcretire77 for finding my putter on 9
Congrats!

Until I read the subsequent posts, I thought you might have gone "Garcia" on us.

I shot a mediocre round today but, putted well: 27 puts. Some good short game but, also sank a few long putts.
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Until I read the subsequent posts, I thought you might have gone "Garcia" on us.
no lol

first and foremost I'm out there to have FUN, even in competition, so no club throwing
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How Many Unwritten Rules of Golf Do You Observe? I thought about a poll, but it would be too lengthy, so maybe how just something like 'I observe X of 18 as much as possible.' I will admit there's one on the list I'd never heard before.
  1. Silence – don’t talk, or make noise, while someone is hitting
  2. Fill your divots, fix your ball marks, rake your bunker.
  3. Watch your shadow, don’t let it fall on the line of someone putting
  4. Don’t walk or step on the (putting) line of another player in your group
  5. Understand cart etiquette - Park in an area where you're not walking backwards after the hole to get back to the cart
  6. Stay on the cart path, off fairways and away from greens as much as possible
  7. Play “ready golf” (vs classic tee honors/furthest away)
  8. No practice swings on the first tee (beside the tee before your turn if you must)
  9. Tend the pin - It's never a bad thing to ask someone with a lengthy putt if they want you to 'tend the pin.'
  10. Never stand behind a player, or his/her line when they’re hitting – stand well away, to the side in front of them and be completely still
  11. Let faster players go through (unless you’re waiting too)
  12. Always help others look for their (lost?) ball
  13. Don’t give advice unless asked
  14. Don’t let a bad shot/hole/round affect your playing partners (it’s just a game)
  15. Yell FORE if there’s any chance you might hit another player(s)
  16. Offer gimmies when appropriate, not in tournament play
  17. Always return lost clubs, headcovers, etc.
  18. (Remove your hat and) shake hands with your player partners at the end of every round
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I basically follow all those rules except #8. I didn't know it was frowned upon.

Regarding #12...I help only for as long as I'd look for my own ball, and when it's obvious that it's deep in thick trees, I won't waste my time beyond a token look (again, the same that I'd do with my own ball).
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I observe all except #8, which I've never heard of.

Also, 6 & 16 are the same.
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I observe all except #8, which I've never heard of.

Also, 6 & 16 are the same.
Thanks. Supposedly #8 is actually posted at some courses in the UK. And I replaced 16 with something else that I have mixed feelings on.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:33 PM   #949
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I observe all except #8, which I've never heard of.

Also, 6 & 16 are the same.
Same. As far as 6/16 is concerned, when it is wet my home course requires cart path only and I certainly honor that. But under normal dry conditions we have a 90 degree rule. Most courses around here does this which speeds up play.

I bought a new club the other day even tho I was really not in the market for one. A Taylormade M2 9.5* driver. A friend purchased it recently and didn't like it so he let me use it. Paid him immediately after the round as it is the cat's meow. Gained a little yardage but the most impressive thing is my accuracy improved. Played 2 rounds and so far so good.
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Thanks. Supposedly #8 is actually posted at some courses in the UK. And I replaced 16 with something else that I have mixed feelings on.
Gimmes are not appropriate in tournament stroke play, but are perfectly acceptable in tournament match play.
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Same. As far as 6/16 is concerned, when it is wet my home course requires cart path only and I certainly honor that. But under normal dry conditions we have a 90 degree rule. Most courses around here does this which speeds up play.
Many of the courses around here have GPS on the carts and the cart will stop if you get too close to the green.
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I observe all except #8, which I've never heard of.
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I don't think it's what #8 covers but I don't like seeing more than one practice swing in someone's pre-shot routine. I see too many slow players taking 3 practice swings before every shot and it drives me nuts.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:26 AM   #954
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I observe all the rules mentioned but here is where I may deviate slightly.

Rule #5: I park on the portion of the cart path closest to the pin, this is a shorter walk for the person riding with me after putting out. Donít know if sometimes the walk is backwards. Some of the people I play with get tired later in the round.

Rule #6: Same as Dawg52ís response on 90 degree rule.

Rule #8: I take a few practice swings on the side slope (simulated uphill lie) of the first tee box before the group in front of us has hit their second shot. This is to reinforce an inside swing path. Well before the group in front has hit their second shot, I stop. Never while another person in my group is teeing off.

Not mentioned: Write your scores down at the next tee box and the first to putt out replaces the pin when all have finished putting.
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I don't observe #8 and hadn't heard of it until I heard it discussed in two of the most popular UK golf YouTube vlogs. They claim it's even posted on some courses in the UK.

I do take care to not scuff any tees or fairways with practice swings and usually only take 1 or 2 easy practice swings after the round starts. I DO take lots of practice swings before my first tee shot, but well away from the tee in rough grass usually. I have seen people take divots on tees with practice swings, that's not acceptable IMO. I am only guessing, but #8 may be to prevent practice swing divot takers?

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I have seen people take divots on tees with practice swings, that's not acceptable IMO. I am only guessing, but #8 may be to prevent practice swing divot takers?
repair all divots, especially with driver
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That's part of rule #2 :-)

Personally I follow all of them except #8 and the part of #6 about keeping carts off the fairways - I do a "sorta 90 degree rule" on that and consider it to be part of "ready golf".
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That's part of rule #2 :-)

Personally I follow all of them except #8 and the part of #6 about keeping carts off the fairways - I do a "sorta 90 degree rule" on that and consider it to be part of "ready golf".
where do you normally play in boise? jcretre77 and I are crane creek members
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Personally I follow all of them except...the part of #6 about keeping carts off the fairways - I do a "sorta 90 degree rule" on that and consider it to be part of "ready golf".
Thatís why it said ď6. Stay on the cart path, off fairways and away from greens as much as possible.Ē IMO the 90 cart rule is staying off fairways as much as possible.
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I observe them all pretty consistently. On #8, I interpret it as not taking warm up swings on the first tee... what I usually do is do some warm up swings off the edge of the mown grass.

BTW, I changed my pre-shot routine to no longer take practice swings... I just align for my shot, set up and hit the ball. I will sometimes take a couple practice swings for the more delicate chips... but that's it.. not for full swings or putts... if anything it has improved my game overall... (I'm not wasting those practice swings anymore).
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