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    Yesterday, 06:22
    Colin L replied to a thread Plugged Ball in Rules of Golf
    No. You must re-drop. See Rule 20-2c (i): c. When to Re-Drop A dropped ball must be re-dropped, without penalty, if it: (i) rolls into and...
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    16-Aug-2017, 21:19
    You are limited to the clubs you selected for the round . B had not selected his mate's club and so is penalised 2 strokes on the hole where he...
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    16-Aug-2017, 13:42
    That opens up different possibilities. The OP would have had every right to reply that he was first going to mark and lift his ball as it could...
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    16-Aug-2017, 08:05
    Yes, both disqualified. This bit of Rule 21 applies: In stroke play, if the Committee determines that competitors have agreed not to lift a ball...
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    16-Aug-2017, 07:53
    Rulefan's explanation is comprehensive. Yes you may remove the debris whether it comprises natural objects like leaves (loose impediments) or...
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    16-Aug-2017, 07:45
    Paragraph 2 above the table of DQs where a score is acceptable covers the handicap adjustments for these. The paragraph above the table of DQs...
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    14-Aug-2017, 08:06
    Colin L replied to a thread Drop in bunker in Rules of Golf
    1. The ball must strike part of the bunker. A bare earth wall is part of the bunker. A grassed one or revetted turf one is not. 2. In taking...
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    13-Aug-2017, 21:35
    Colin L replied to a thread Drop in bunker in Rules of Golf
    Indeed. I hadn't thought of that but wouldn't you have a better chance of being accurate enough to hit the side wall by standing inside the bunker? ...
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    13-Aug-2017, 19:04
    Colin L replied to a thread Drop in bunker in Rules of Golf
    You can stand outside the bunker. The only physical requirements are that you stand erect and drop the ball at arm's length from shoulder height. ...
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    10-Aug-2017, 06:20
    Colin L replied to a thread Hole full with water in Rules of Golf
    "I suspect that had the hole not been full of water it would have dropped in" = "If that had gone in, it would have been a goal." ;) I'm...
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    10-Aug-2017, 05:21
    Colin L replied to a thread Hole full with water in Rules of Golf
    As an application of R1-4, I think Imurg's ruling is excellent. :cheers:
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    09-Aug-2017, 04:51
    Colin L replied to a thread Hole full with water in Rules of Golf
    I fear the first paragraph above may sound dismissive and rude. I should have added a smiley: it was meant to be lighthearted and humourous.
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    08-Aug-2017, 21:35
    Colin L replied to a thread Hole full with water in Rules of Golf
    Of course, the ball will behave differently if the hole is full of water. It will take longer to reach the bottom than it would if there were no...
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    08-Aug-2017, 21:23
    Colin L replied to a thread Hole full with water in Rules of Golf
    1) Yes- assuming that the water is entirely within the hole. If is over the edges, then you have situation 2. Clearly, however if a hole is full...
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    08-Aug-2017, 19:49
    Colin L replied to a thread Hole full with water in Rules of Golf
    1) You cannot remove the casual water. See Decision 16-1a/14 http://www.usga.org/rules/rules-and-decisions.html#!decision-16,d16-1a-4 I've always...
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    05-Aug-2017, 17:43
    Colin L replied to a thread Mid season review in Rules of Golf
    Some inconsistency then: 23.16 Handicap Committees should review the handicaps of players to identify those players who are under-handicapped by...
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    05-Aug-2017, 17:35
    Colin L replied to a thread 36 hole competition in Rules of Golf
    Book in, pay, collect your card and then disappear? I'd consider that a DQ for not being ready to play at your start time - treated as a nil...
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    05-Aug-2017, 09:27
    An issue with under-handicapped players is that they put an upwards push on the CSS and so the under-handicapping does not just concern the...
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    05-Aug-2017, 08:12
    Colin L replied to a thread Mid season review in Rules of Golf
    Thanks - understood.
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    04-Aug-2017, 22:11
    The Committee can allow a player to retain 'c' status when illness or injury has prevented his returning enough scores in a year.
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    04-Aug-2017, 21:41
    Colin L replied to a thread Mid season review in Rules of Golf
    That would be about the same percentage. Of course I'm not really such an innocent not to realise it's a matter of pride. I'm curious about...
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    04-Aug-2017, 19:15
    Colin L replied to a thread Mid season review in Rules of Golf
    The recommendation is actually that the Continuous Handicap Review be carried out monthly. I've just completed one with the curious outcome that...
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    04-Aug-2017, 19:09
    Concerning the terminology used, your handicap is not active or inactive, and it does not lapse while you are member of the same club. Once your...
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    01-Aug-2017, 19:22
    Don't count me in with any spelling and grammar police: I never comment on the way a genuine poster writes. But check out the signature and you'll...
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    01-Aug-2017, 16:12
    If you're hoping to get some customers for your essays, you'll need to sharpen up the grammar and punctuation in your postings. :)
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    28-Jul-2017, 14:33
    Colin L replied to a thread Speed of play in Rules of Golf
    It was actually a straightforward question looking for a straightforward yes or no answer. The referees can only deal with pace of play within a...
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    28-Jul-2017, 08:09
    Colin L replied to a thread Speed of play in Rules of Golf
    I don't need to take up with the USGA as I only play and officiate in R&A territory. I was just hoping that someone would come up with a...
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    27-Jul-2017, 21:57
    Colin L replied to a thread Speed of play in Rules of Golf
    But still no counter-argument to my principled objection to one player's being penalised for the actions of another.
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    23-Jul-2017, 21:33
    Colin L replied to a thread Bunkers in Rules of Golf
    The highlighted bit might not be clear. I mean that the bunkers would be individually identified .
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    23-Jul-2017, 18:47
    By coincidence, I've just done that very thing - marked off a border between a gravelled area and the boundary fence as OOB so that no-one's NPR can...
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Member of Baberton GC in Edinburgh. Handicap 15.9. As well as playing the game, I have a particular interest in the Rules
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