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Old 11-14-2011, 09:50 PM
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First off, hello all! I have been reading this forum for some time off and on and decided to join today.


I have been playing for about a year now and play small tournaments semi regularly. I have noticed that when people try and call rules they are usually wrong.

Everyone seems to have their own "version" of the rules and it's hard to figure out how things as simple as displaying balance after a circle putt can be misconstrued


Why don't those rules tests for majors go out for all sanctioned tournament play?

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Old 11-14-2011, 09:57 PM
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Welcome! Can you give an example of a rule "they" call thats wrong?
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:01 PM
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Johnny Walker Red - Everyone seems to have their own "version" of the rules and it's hard to figure out how things as simple as displaying balance after a circle putt can be misconstrued
Even the Rules Committee can't handle this one. Check out this putting video. They can't agree whether some of these are foot faults or not: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MAXxXI39Zw
Hopefully players who are concerned about calling the rules are actually carrying a rulebook and know where to find a ruling to point out to other players when a call is needed.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:05 PM
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as simple as displaying balance after a circle putt can be misconstrued
So many arguments about stance, inside, outside, verticality, ob, mando...etc
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:26 PM
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That is one awesome video! I especially like the last one!

FWIW most of those putts seem perfectly legal to me. I'm not sure what your hopping has to do with anything...

It would be nice to see some more in there including leaning against the tree in front of you/behind you as well as taking a stance in a bush that moves a lot of it around, backing into the bush, etc.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:38 PM
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Even the Rules Committee can't handle this one. Check out this putting video. They can't agree whether some of these are foot faults or not: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MAXxXI39Zw
Hopefully players who are concerned about calling the rules are actually carrying a rulebook and know where to find a ruling to point out to other players when a call is needed.
If I'd see u doing those in a tourney I'd call u on A-3, B-2, B-3, B-4, C-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, F-3, and F-4(although funny, very illegal)...and for D-1 and D-2 I don't have a freaking clue lol...but I wouldn't call you on em, technically they would be legal
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If I'd see u doing those in a tourney I'd call u on A-3, B-2, B-3, B-4, C-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, F-3, and F-4(although funny, very illegal)...and for D-1 and D-2 I don't have a freaking clue lol...but I wouldn't call you on em, technically they would be legal
What division do you play in? I would agree with you on maybe b-3, b-4, c-1, f-3, and f-4 but the rest I would just laugh incredulously. What on earth are you basing your calls on?
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:06 PM
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The same thing most people base their rules interpretations on: guesswork and what that one old drunk guy at leagues said that one time.

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that o e olddrunk guy at leagues said that one time.
That dude is pretty cool.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:21 PM
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I made the video examples to specifically address the balance meaning in the putting stance rule. I can see doing other videos to address other grey area calls like backing into foliage.

The ones the RC had a split vote were A-3, B-2, D-2 and E-2. Putts B-3, B-4, C-1, F-3 and F-4 were clearly stance faults. The other clips not listed here had no split vote and were not considered faults.
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