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Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 08-19-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By JoakimBL
There is a problem with allowing the TD to mark...

There is a problem with allowing the TD to mark their own circle and making it official, although it might be theoretical. What would keep a TD from marking the "circle" right in front of the Tee,...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 08-16-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,330
Posted By JoakimBL
I would use 803.02 B as the closest applicable...

I would use 803.02 B as the closest applicable rule:



Obviously, the disc is not below/above the playing surface in this scenario, and you are not prevented from taking a stance, but it does...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 08-16-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,330
Posted By JoakimBL
Short Answer: Yes. Longer Answer: Which rule...

Short Answer: Yes.
Longer Answer: Which rule would you be breaking, if you did? Assuming you get permission to borrow the disc, there isn't any, so go right ahead.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-03-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,788
Posted By JoakimBL
Why the rules allow cheating? They don't. You get...

Why the rules allow cheating? They don't. You get dq'ed for cheating.
I do understand what you mean though, but that is a different thing. I am almost 100% positive that none of the top pro's and...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-28-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,088
Posted By JoakimBL
I agree that that is a valid interpretation, and...

I agree that that is a valid interpretation, and I'm not arguing that it isn't the intended interpretation. I'm just trying to show that the wording is very bad and open for other interpretations,...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-27-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,088
Posted By JoakimBL
But that is not what the rules say. I have seen...

But that is not what the rules say. I have seen the pictures, and I understand what the Q&A says, but the Q&A is not dealing with every single scenario. The rule clearly says that if a sequene of...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-26-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,088
Posted By JoakimBL
It seems to me that the latest revision is...

It seems to me that the latest revision is contradicting it self.



B states that if you have a throw that misses the mandatory, you get a penalty, but A says that you haven't missed the...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-25-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,088
Posted By JoakimBL
While that kind of works, it opens up a scenario...

While that kind of works, it opens up a scenario where you miss the mando even though you are very far away from it, if you get a kick to the side. Say the mando is 100 ft from the tee with a...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-25-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,998
Posted By JoakimBL
If you can use another normal disc, it would be...

If you can use another normal disc, it would be difficult for other players to know if you have already marked your disc or not, so If you do it again, and again, you could potentially move your lie....
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-11-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,454
Posted By JoakimBL
You are assuming that the TD is not playing and...

You are assuming that the TD is not playing and is present at Tournament Central. If it is a true emergency, the player like isn't worried about receiving an 888. I know I wouldn't be. I would most...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-11-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,023
Posted By JoakimBL
For complete accuracy: You do not have to...

For complete accuracy: You do not have to maintain balance. You just cannot have any contact in front of your lie, before you have regained your balance. You are allowed to fall sideways or...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-11-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,788
Posted By JoakimBL
If that is your view, then changing the rules is...

If that is your view, then changing the rules is a waste of time. And you probably don't play a lot of sanctioned tournaments, so why do you care?
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-11-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,788
Posted By JoakimBL
So now friendly advice to make sure your card...

So now friendly advice to make sure your card mates doesn't end up being penalized is referred to as being a "rules nazi"? And why are you not expecting to be watched in the first place? The other...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 04-19-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By JoakimBL
I dont know how I would write a more precise...

I dont know how I would write a more precise rule. I think I would actually rather I did not mention 30 minutes and that I’d did not mention the last group playing. I would say that scorecards should...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 04-19-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By JoakimBL
My question is in regards to the letter of the...

My question is in regards to the letter of the rule. I was on a card where the person who had the cards didn’t turn them in. (I didn’t care because I was dead last) now, we did most definitely...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 04-19-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By JoakimBL
Turning scorecards in late

How are you as a TD supposed to enforce this rule?


First off: how do you know which is the last group, and at what time they finished when playing shotgun start?
Secondly: a reasonable time...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 04-04-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,057
Posted By JoakimBL
Correct according to rule book is par +4 for the...

Correct according to rule book is par +4 for the first hole, and then he plays from next hole.
However, you asked what I would do, not what the rules say, so s long as the group hasn't left the...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-17-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By JoakimBL
Its still the away players responsibility to make...

Its still the away players responsibility to make sure the playing area is clear, so that excuse isn’t valid. And that goes for whether or not to clear your disc. When in doubt, clear it. The away...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-14-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,187
Posted By JoakimBL
You don't have to transfer scores to a new card,...

You don't have to transfer scores to a new card, and it's easy to change groups at the last minute, if there are mistakes or players withdrawing. It's easy to total up the scores for all rounds for...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-08-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,907
Posted By JoakimBL
When on the lie, doing practice swings, you are...

When on the lie, doing practice swings, you are intending to throw. You might not be intending to throw at that exact moment, but the same can be said for any early or late release. How a bout a bad...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-20-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,543
Posted By JoakimBL
No because the basket is the target and part of...

No because the basket is the target and part of the course. If you hit a tree, that tree didn't interfere either, because it is part of the course. Other players and their equipment isn't. And I'm...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-19-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,543
Posted By JoakimBL
Which would open up the possibility of the...

Which would open up the possibility of the thrower intentionally throwing a disc at their opponents or their equipment. Would you like to rethink your position?
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-19-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,543
Posted By JoakimBL
You have very high expectations of the RC. There...

You have very high expectations of the RC. There are way too many examples of rule updates having unforeseen consequences or wording that does not equate to the intention of the rules to make an...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-09-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,802
Posted By JoakimBL
I agree 100%. I would actually rather that it...

I agree 100%. I would actually rather that it wasn’t called Q&A and instead was “official interpretations”
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-04-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By JoakimBL
Rules committee seeking new members

There recently had a debate where some claimed to have offered to serve on the RC. Well now they may have a chance to do so
https://www.pdga.com/announcements/rules-committee-seeks-additional-members
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