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Eliminate the 10m Circle 57 24.05%
Keep the 10m Circle as is 142 59.92%
Allow course designers to designate custom areas where stand-still putting is required 26 10.97%
Players can jump from behind their lie and shoot before touching down. 12 5.06%
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:10 PM
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I see no need for a 10 meter circle in our game now.

The basic rule should be that you must have a supporting point behind your lie when you release your shot and no supporting points in front of your lie before you release.

This would make all shots from tee to pin fall under the same guidelines, and simplify any in-round rulings that people need to make regarding proper putting form or where the "circle" starts.

Am I wrong here? Is there a good reason for the putting circle?
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:12 PM
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Agreed.... but mostly because measuring out 10-meters is ridiculous. Where simplification can occur, it probably should.
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This would allow step-through putting. You ok with that?
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The basic rule should be that you must have a supporting point behind your lie when you release your shot and no supporting points in front of your lie before you release.
If the rules were implemented as you suggest, then anyone could jump-putt or walk-putt from any distance, and that's just silly.

The reason for the 10 meter circle is to prevent people from performing "falling" putts from a short distance.
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I see no need for a 10 meter circle in our game now.

The basic rule should be that you must have a supporting point behind your lie when you release your shot and no supporting points in front of your lie before you release.

This would make all shots from tee to pin fall under the same guidelines, and simplify any in-round rulings that people need to make regarding proper putting form or where the "circle" starts.

Am I wrong here? Is there a good reason for the putting circle?
You are correct.

But you will be bombarded by everyone who claims that falling putts will ruin the game forever. HORRORS!
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I see no need for a 10 meter circle in our game now.

The basic rule should be that you must have a supporting point behind your lie when you release your shot and no supporting points in front of your lie before you release.
This is the rule already.

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Am I wrong here? Is there a good reason for the putting circle?
The point of the rule is to specify a point at which you are not allowed to follow through beyond your lie as part of the shot. Taking away the circle would mean that even on a long fairway shot, you cannot follow through completely. This would lead to increased risk for injury and less distance potential.

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The point of the rule is to specify a point at which you are not allowed to follow through beyond your lie as part of the shot. Taking away the circle would mean that even on a long fairway shot, you cannot follow through completely. This would lead to increased risk for injury and less distance potential.
Wouldn't it be the opposite? The 10-meter circle rules are the exception to the stance rules that govern the rest of the course. Removing the circle would allow for follow-throughs anywhere on the course.
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as long as it's right behind my mini, can i stand on top of my bag and putt?
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Wouldn't it be the opposite? The the 10-meter circle rules are the exception to the stance rules that govern the rest of the course. Removing the circle would allow for follow-throughs anywhere on the course.
Ah, I misread the OP as wanting to eliminate the circle to force the same in-the-circle restrictions to every shot not on the tee.
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I think the biggest point you make which isn't even listed is the fact that I would bet maybe 5% of all holes even have a accurate circle. Its not like every DGC is built like a tennis court or basketball court.

Brad- Couldn't it just be allowed? forget the balancing acts and falling/jump putt debates? Not to mention it would make for a better reason to move to smaller (cheaper designed and better catching) baskets IMO.
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