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    Feet behind the tee markers?

    When playing a club match yesterday, our opponent pointed out (in a friendly manner it must be said) that my playing partner's foot was in front of the tee markers while teeing off. He obliged and teed up slightly further back.

    I always thought it was the ball that had to be in line with, or behind, the tee markers, and as long as that was the case it doesn't matter if your left foot is in front of them. Am I wrong? If so I have regularly broken this rule on par 3s where I would typically put the ball right in line with the tee markers, and thus with my natural stance my left foot would be in front of that.
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    Re: Feet behind the tee markers?

    You are correct, end of.

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    Re: Feet behind the tee markers?

    Next time you see your opponent, remember to point out (in a friendly manner it must be said) that he's wrong

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    Re: Feet behind the tee markers?

    Quote Originally Posted by DCB View Post
    Next time you see your opponent, remember to point out (in a friendly manner it must be said) that he's wrong
    Ah fair enough. Unlikely I'll ever see him to be honest. It's also possible I misheard and in fact my PP's golfball was over the line, but I thought he said his foot. Either way, good to know I haven't been doing it wrong all these years!
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    Re: Feet behind the tee markers?

    What a shame you were not certain at the time. Utter plonker. You can be in front or outside of the markers, where the ball is is all that matters.
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    Re: Feet behind the tee markers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    What a shame you were not certain at the time. Utter plonker. You can be in front or outside of the markers, where the ball is is all that matters.
    Have you read his subsequent reply ?

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    Re: Feet behind the tee markers?

    This doesn't even require knowing decisions...it's right in the rule proper.

    Rule 11-1: A player may stand outside the teeing ground to play a ball within it.

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    Re: Feet behind the tee markers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cabby View Post
    Have you read his subsequent reply ?
    Nope. I thought I had scrolled to the bottom before replying. Still correct though
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    Re: Feet behind the tee markers?

    I'm dreading it when the changes come in... a couple of blokes I play with are clueless now, goodness knows what'll happen!
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    Re: Feet behind the tee markers?

    Quote Originally Posted by IanM View Post
    I'm dreading it when the changes come in... a couple of blokes I play with are clueless now, goodness knows what'll happen!
    What difference will it make which set of rules they are clueless about? Clueless means clueless.

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