Posts Tagged ‘golf rules’


Thanks USGA. We find that there appears to be a change in the use of measuring devices on the golf course during play. A summary of the full story is included in the related article below written by my friends at MyGolfSpy:

Arccos and the USGA

If you have ever used GPS system instead of a Laser unit, this ARCCOS system appears to be the answer we have been looking to discover. I have been using a hard copy distance layout created on my computer awaiting this decision from the USGA. We have all been statically keeping our shot information round by round and trying to keep it in our brains. Some have been transcribing and moving to spread sheets. With this decision there may be an elimination of the yardage book so meticulously maintained by tour caddies and players.

Personally, I consider this a good investment for those seeking help on the course. It will be interesting to see if each of the other system will step up and get approval from the USGA on their systems.

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The August 08th issue of Global Golf Post – The August 08 issue of Global Golf Post (see link below) has published the latest in a series of golf related stories which expound the problems with slow play. It appears that the methods used at the local club level are outside the understanding of the various professional organizations and the players who continue to commit these problems. Therefore, I suggest that the answer is in the documentation that is given to the players are the tee. Attached to the pin sheets should be a simple listing of times from tee time to finish of the hole.
There is No Sweetness in a Snail’s Pace

A player would then know that from the first tee when he must complete the hole. The time is consistent for every player and builds an allowable buffer should the player have problems. If the player is fortunate to enough to make better than par on the hole the time will build and allow for extra time on the next hole should trouble be incurred. This would hold the time of play at a consistent standard and every one would know the format for completion.

Most marshal’s around the country at every golf course handles this problem with ease and professionalism within the framework of daily play. There will always be problems with players who push the envelope and play much faster than time the framework but being in contact with the group in front of you is never a problem and we can avoid the creating idiots which created last week’s U-Tube video.

If you have any comments, please sign in yourself and forward comments on this article for everyone to better understand the benefits of knowing the rules and advancing the game of golf.

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It was recently published in most of the golf media that the USGA and R&A are working on a simplification of the rules. I know that everyone has a opinion and would like to share my comments I sent along. I would hope that everyone who reads this would add their comments and opinions.

The following letter is what I sent along to the committee members:

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Over the past weekend we saw the finish of the 2016 version of the US Open put on by the USGA and one of the outstanding clubs, Oakmont CC. This was another example of how the elite players of the world are tested under extreme conditions. Congratulations to Dustin Johnson for winning the tournament as well as all the player who made the first tee on Thursday (whether or not they made Sunday) and gave us a great show.

However, I would like to comment on the fiasco on Sunday which the USGA cause all by themselves. Read more »

Honesty and Intergrity most of the world has forgotten…

Congratulations Mateo. It is important for everyone in golf to understand not only the rules but the intent of the rules and how it affects our life. Here is the latest example of lessons learned and righteous decisions made to honor the game of golf and those they play the game.

Trophy returned upon scorecard mistake discovery

This level of honesty has been lost in most of the worldly endeavors as seen daily in the news. However, it has always been said that the children shall lead us in seeing the right things when given a good basis for making good decisions.

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2016 Rule Changes Coming

It has always been incumbent on the ruling bodies in golf, i.e. R&A and USGA, to review the various rules of our game and make the necessary modifications to make the game better. I have faith in the members of the committees which have reviewed the conditions applicable to the rule and the best decision may Read more »

Etiquette and Rules: Golf a Fickled Game

This year’s golf competition has shown us that the game of golf is a fickled master. Without a doubt the game will rise up and bite each one of us. The reason is because the game requires players to give the greatest respect to the game’s written rules was well as the unwritten rules. That is what sets this game apart from every other sport. The sportsmanship, give and take, is what we all cherish. However, this year at the Solhiem Cup, golf gave us something to consider as to whether the game has taken a hit. Fortunately, we can all learn a lesson from the proceedings.

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Your Life May Change…in a very good way

People like myself are always trying to stay in touch with the rules and the pending changes being considered by both the R&A and USGA. Here is a link to the weekly newsletter from JJ Keegan, Convergence Golf, that adds a heads up to pending information as well as a good link to the R&A website where, like at the USGA website, you can test your knowledge of the rules. Take the tests, add your comments and good luck. I got through easy and moderate difficulty very well, but, when it question difficulty increase to the highest level I faultered. Not bad but….

Your Life May Change…in a very good way.

Source: June Newsletter: Smile! You are on Candid Camera… – – Gmail

Take the tests and see how you fair…

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