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Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-11-2016, 12:23 PM
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Posted By JC17393
The wording of the rule is you play the nearest...

The wording of the rule is you play the nearest lie. Nothing about "dry" at all and nothing about the lie needing to be entirely clear of the obstacle (in this case, the water). So if you as a...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-11-2016, 11:21 AM
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Posted By JC17393
Seems like poor design to me. At least in the...

Seems like poor design to me. At least in the sense that if 5 meters of relief will regularly not be enough to get a player to a playable lie, something else probably should be done for that ditch...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-10-2016, 02:01 PM
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Posted By JC17393
Considering how many people misinterpret the...

Considering how many people misinterpret the current rule as allowing one to take any lie within five meters rather than the first available lie on the line, I would expect that a rule without the...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-10-2016, 01:06 PM
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Posted By JC17393
I didn't say that TDs should always allow more...

I didn't say that TDs should always allow more than 5m. I said that the TDs should be the ones to address situations where it might be warranted rather than have the rule be changed to account for...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-10-2016, 09:43 AM
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Posted By JC17393
There's no "but" at all. The rule stays the...

There's no "but" at all. The rule stays the same, period. Because the rule ALREADY ALLOWS TDs to extend relief prior to the round. That's not waiving the rule, that's following the rule.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-10-2016, 09:26 AM
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Posted By JC17393
The rules already provide for this with the TD...

The rules already provide for this with the TD allowing for extended relief beyond 5m if announced.

The only situation you bring up that might not be addressed ahead of time is if big puddles get...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-10-2016, 07:23 AM
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Views: 5,044
Posted By JC17393
I believe the thinking behind 5 meters is like...

I believe the thinking behind 5 meters is like David says...a reasonable distance within which one should find a workable lie while not gaining an unnecessary advantage. I also think that in cases...
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