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Old 10-18-2013, 10:52 AM
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I also prefer wearing shorts in the rain, it seems easier to dry-off my legs than drying off a wet pair of pants.
I do that here in southern California for sure. It didn't work so well when it was 38 degrees and pouring rain in Chicago.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:06 AM
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For thise to lazy to click the link - placing a towel on the lie is legal according to the rules (unless it's one helluva thick towel):

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801.03 Artificial Devices
During a round, a player shall not use any artificial device that may directly assist in making a throw, except those devices that reduce or control abrasion to the skin (such as gloves, tape, bandages, or gauze) and medical items (such as knee or ankle braces). Placing an object as a directional aid is not allowed. An item such as a towel or a pad may be placed on the lie as long as it is not greater than one centimeter in thickness when compressed.

A device that is questioned by another player or an official is illegal unless it is subsequently approved by the Director.

A player shall receive two penalty throws, without a warning, if observed at any time during a round to be using an illegal artificial device. A player who repeatedly uses an illegal device may be subject to disqualification in accordance with Section 3.3 of the PDGA Competition Manual.
Whether people think it should be illegal is entirely something else. But why should it be? Yes, it provides an edge, but doesn't everything we're talking about in terms of being prepared give you an edge? Just because you have the forethought to find a way to make a slippery stance better when others don't, it should be deemed illegal? What if I wanted to to wear cleats?
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:23 AM
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For thise to lazy to click the link - placing a towel on the lie is legal according to the rules (unless it's one helluva thick towel):



Whether people think it should be illegal is entirely something else. But why should it be? Yes, it provides an edge, but doesn't everything we're talking about in terms of being prepared give you an edge? Just because you have the forethought to find a way to make a slippery stance better when others don't, it should be deemed illegal? What if I wanted to to wear cleats?

Exactly. I heard of Feldberg or Reading (I Think...) doing this at the BRyan McClain open a few years back during a particularly sloppy first round. I figure, if the pros do it, why not us lowly am players?
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:25 AM
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For thise to lazy to click the link - placing a towel on the lie is legal according to the rules (unless it's one helluva thick towel):

Whether people think it should be illegal is entirely something else. But why should it be? Yes, it provides an edge, but doesn't everything we're talking about in terms of being prepared give you an edge? Just because you have the forethought to find a way to make a slippery stance better when others don't, it should be deemed illegal? What if I wanted to to wear cleats?
Right on. Here's the bottom line...how is whatever edge it might provide unfair in any way if ANY PLAYER CAN DO IT?

I've always maintained that knowing the rules well and being able to correctly apply rules which can give you an edge on the course is a skill as important as being able to throw a variety of different shots (backhand, forehand, overhand, etc). If you're not doing something allowed by rule out of either ignorance of the rule or some macho "I don't need any help" attitude, you're only hurting yourself.

I keep a gnarly old towel in the bottom of my bag just for using in situations where footing is a problem. I also offer its use to anyone in the group that wants it. I figure why dirty and mess up multiple towels when mine's already dirty and a bit torn in spots? Seems like when people turn me down and throw without any towel, they inevitably slip and wish they'd used it.

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Old 10-18-2013, 11:32 AM
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Merged threads to form the ULTIMATE RAIN THREAD!
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:36 AM
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Exactly. I heard of Feldberg or Reading (I Think...) doing this at the BRyan McClain open a few years back during a particularly sloppy first round. I figure, if the pros do it, why not us lowly am players?
I've seen Rico do it a lot in vids.

I think the 'spirit' of the building the lie rule is, like, you can't move a big rock over to stand on to be able to putt over a bush, or say keep your feet dry in a casual creek, etc.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:11 PM
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Bring a Coleman stove and coffepot & pot for after the rounds: Heat soup/hot water and make coffee, and your playing partner just might marry you to keep you for himself. Or you might do an instaboom business selling coffee to the recently soaked and frozen.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:15 PM
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Bring a Coleman stove and coffepot & pot for after the rounds: Heat soup/hot water and make coffee, and your playing partner just might marry you to keep you for himself. Or you might do an instaboom business selling coffee to the recently soaked and frozen.
That will make you a big hit too, most places.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:44 PM
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That will make you a big hit too, most places.
Need a big umbrella to keep that pot dry though....just sayin
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:30 PM
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I didn't know they made umbrellas for men. My wife has one though.
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