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    Today, 19:21
    Fellow competitor....... until 1 January 2019. From then, he will be called "another player" but I expect all the commentators and most of the...
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    Today, 11:53
    Colin L replied to a thread Rule 14-5 in Rules of Golf
    Yes, indeed. I did rewrite that bit above and hope it was a bit clearer:
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    Today, 05:27
    Colin L replied to a thread Rule 14-5 in Rules of Golf
    That's a perceptive question and you've caught my memory out (not a difficult thing to do!). It's something I've learned but as you rightly say,...
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    Yesterday, 14:35
    Colin L replied to a thread Rule 14-5 in Rules of Golf
    I think we need to consider that part of the intention in making a stroke is to progress your ball in the direction of the green/hole. The...
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    11-Jun-2018, 06:33
    Colin L replied to a thread Bridge over ditch in Rules of Golf
    Indeed. Email and forum discussions can sometimes lead to apparent differences which, face to face, either would not occur in the first place or...
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    10-Jun-2018, 21:04
    Colin L replied to a thread Bridge over ditch in Rules of Golf
    I wouldn't want you to use what I said to prove your point. Both the OP's club and Western Gailes were clear in saying that the stakes identified the...
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    10-Jun-2018, 04:44
    Colin L replied to a thread Bridge over ditch in Rules of Golf
    Yes, it is. The LR clearly states that the stakes identify the water hazard. That's the key word which means they indicate the presence of the...
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    09-Jun-2018, 11:15
    Colin L replied to a thread Bridge over ditch in Rules of Golf
    I'm only guessing that the stakes are coloured as they are. What is clear, however, is the the LR says that they identify the hazard. It would be...
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    09-Jun-2018, 06:29
    Colin L replied to a thread Bridge over ditch in Rules of Golf
    The local rule states that the stakes identify the water hazard. That is, they tell players that there is a water hazard there: they do not define...
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    08-Jun-2018, 20:24
    Colin L replied to a thread Bridge over ditch in Rules of Golf
    The yellow stakes as stated in the Local Rules only identify the water hazard; they do not define it. The natural margin is the drop from the cut...
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    08-Jun-2018, 10:34
    A length of string does the job!
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    07-Jun-2018, 09:24
    Colin L replied to a thread Matchplay ruling in Rules of Golf
    Nothing at all wrong in picking up your partner's ball or knocking it away like that. As to testing the green, the casual action of knocking a...
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    04-Jun-2018, 14:08
    What difference will it make which set of rules they are clueless about? Clueless means clueless. :)
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    03-Jun-2018, 06:18
    Colin L replied to a thread Bridge over ditch in Rules of Golf
    It's generally ok apart from the disappearance of the stakes marking the grass bit over the drainpipe. There are stakes just behind where I was...
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    02-Jun-2018, 11:51
    Colin L replied to a thread Bridge over ditch in Rules of Golf
    Well spotted. The curious thing is that up till this year, having done this tournament for 5 years, there were indeed stakes helpfully positioned...
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    02-Jun-2018, 06:45
    Colin L replied to a thread Bridge over ditch in Rules of Golf
    Fell asleep!
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    02-Jun-2018, 05:02
    Colin L replied to a thread Bridge over ditch in Rules of Golf
    Just to add to Rulefan's illustrations, this picture was taken yesterday on the course I was refereeing on. I did on a previous occasion on that...
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    31-May-2018, 22:37
    I think you may be getting mixed up with the option for relief from an abnormal ground condition in a bunker which is to drop on a line from the hole...
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    31-May-2018, 16:56
    Colin L replied to a thread Bridge over ditch in Rules of Golf
    Sorry, but that is incorrect. The margins of a water hazard extend vertically up and down. The part of anything spanning the hazard which is within...
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    30-May-2018, 21:21
    Or a bit of the bunker lining sticking up.
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    30-May-2018, 19:51
    There might, for example, be a puddle (i.e casual water) or damaged area marked as GUR in the bunker. If it interferes with your lie or your stance...
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    30-May-2018, 17:36
    Relief from an abnormal ground condition comes without penalty. It is relief from a condition that you should not reasonably be expected to play...
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    26-May-2018, 08:07
    I must be misunderstanding what you mean. Rule 27-1a permits the substitution of a ball under stroke and distance at any time. Rule 28...
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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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