Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Senior Golf Rules

Rule 1.a.5
A ball sliced or hooked into the rough shall be lifted and placed
on the fairway at a point equal to the distance it carried or
rolled into the rough with no penalty. The senior should not be
penalized for tall grass which ground keepers failed to mow.
Rule 2.d.6 (b)
A ball hitting a tree shall be deemed not to have hit the tree.
This is simply bad luck and luck has no place in a scientific
game. The senior player must estimate the distance the ball
would have traveled if it had not hit the tree and play the ball
from there.
Rule 3.b.3(g)
There shall be no such thing as a lost ball. The missing ball is on or
near the course and will eventually be found and pocketed by
someone else, making it a stolen ball. The player is not to
compound the felony by charging himself or herself with a penalty.
Rule 4.c.7(h)
If a putt passes over a hole without dropping, it is deemed to have
dropped. The law of gravity supersedes the Rules of Golf.
Rule 5.
Putts that stop close enough to the cup that they could be blown in,
may be blown in. This does not apply to balls more than three
inches from the hole. No one wants to make a travesty of the game.
Rule 6.a.9(k)
There is no penalty for so-called "out of bounds." If penny-pinching
golf course owners bought sufficient land, this would not occur.
The senior golfer deserves an apology, not a penalty.
Rule 7.g.15(z)
There is no penalty for a ball in a water hazard, as golf balls should
float. Senior golfers should not be penalized for manufacturers' shortcomings.
Rule 8.k.9(s)
Advertisements claim that golf scores can be improved by purchasing new
golf equipment.  Since this may be financially impractical for many senior
golfers, one-half stroke per hole may be subtracted for using old equipment.

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