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    Re: Yet another golfing Rule myth...

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Out of everything in this topic, this is the only one which I really did think is a rule. Most people I have played with seem to think it is as well. Why is it such a common misconception? Did it used to be the rule and was changed??
    Yes it changed a few years ago but like a lot of rule changes, people aren't aware of them.

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    Re: Yet another golfing Rule myth...

    Quote Originally Posted by drive4show View Post
    Yes it changed a few years ago but like a lot of rule changes, people aren't aware of them.
    and see 17-1/1 about playing companion standing in close proximity to flag being deemed as attending unless...caveat...
    to infinity and beyond...

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    Re: Yet another golfing Rule myth...

    Quote Originally Posted by drive4show View Post
    Yes it changed a few years ago but like a lot of rule changes, people aren't aware of them.
    Not really the case here....this was the wording of rule 34 (flagstick) in the 1956 edition of the rules

    "*The player may have the flagstick attended, removed or held up to indicate the position of the hole, at any time."

    Was also the case prior to that for some time
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    Re: Yet another golfing Rule myth...

    Quote Originally Posted by duncan mackie View Post
    Not really the case here....this was the wording of rule 34 (flagstick) in the 1956 edition of the rules

    "*The player may have the flagstick attended, removed or held up to indicate the position of the hole, at any time."

    Was also the case prior to that for some time
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    Re: Yet another golfing Rule myth...

    Quote Originally Posted by bobmac View Post
    Teegirl was once told she wasn't allowed to have her feet outside and in front of the tee markers
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    Ooh - that's a neat variant of my 'the ball must be tee'd up on the line between the markers' - I like it.
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    Re: Yet another golfing Rule myth...

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveR View Post
    Nobody is saying there is a penalty, Mike's point is purely to avoid pulling it out and using it by mistake.
    and also to avoid being accused of using it when the opponent gets desperate!
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    Re: Yet another golfing Rule myth...

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveR View Post
    Nobody is saying there is a penalty, Mike's point is purely to avoid pulling it out and using it by mistake.
    not likely. and i wouldn't want an upside down club banging around in my bag.

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    Re: Yet another golfing Rule myth...

    Quote Originally Posted by duncan mackie View Post
    Not really the case here....this was the wording of rule 34 (flagstick) in the 1956 edition of the rules

    "*The player may have the flagstick attended, removed or held up to indicate the position of the hole, at any time."

    Was also the case prior to that for some time
    Well in that case, back to my original question - why do the vast majority believe you can't attend the flag when you're off the green?
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    Re: Yet another golfing Rule myth...

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Well in that case, back to my original question - why do the vast majority believe you can't attend the flag when you're off the green?
    We don't.

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    Re: Yet another golfing Rule myth...

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Well in that case, back to my original question - why do the vast majority believe you can't attend the flag when you're off the green?
    One person once made the claim, it was repeated, the claim multiplied and on it went. Sometimes these things have a life of their own. I've heard it stated plenty of times on a golf course. If you say something often enough it becomes fact, in the eyes of many.
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