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Old 09-08-2015, 02:53 PM
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Default Tee off beside slick tee pad?

Does anyone know where to find the official rule for tee off beside a slick tee pad. We played after rain and the pads were super slick. I drove from grass on the side of the tee pad. Was this legal?
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:05 PM
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yep.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:07 PM
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Not legal. If the tee pad is slippery, put a towel down on the tee box.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:14 PM
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A TD may allow you the option of teeing off from beside a teepad but only if stated by TD.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:14 PM
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Not legal. If the tee pad is slippery, put a towel down on the tee box.
Unless otherwise specifically stated by the TD prior to beginning then it was not legal as Krupicka stated. Similar situation this past weekend with terrible rubber pads, the TD only allowed ON the pads or directly behind the pads, the sides were not allowed.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:15 PM
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I believe you also have the option of teeing behind if safety is an issue. May involve a penalty though
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:16 PM
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I played a tournament where the natural teepads were a muddy mess, and the TD explicitly stated that we were allowed to tee off from beside the pads. But if it isn't stated by the TD, I don't believe it is legal.
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A TD may allow you the option of teeing off from beside a teepad but only if stated by TD.
Correct.


Also I believe teeing behind a slick teepad would carry a penalty stroke for optional relief if it was not stated OK by the td
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Old 09-08-2015, 04:24 PM
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Official word from the PDGA rulebook's Q&A section

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QA 30: Unplayable or Unsafe Tees
Q:
What can I do about an unplayable, unsafe, or poorly marked tee?

A:
If the problem with the tee is a casual obstacle that cannot be easily removed (such as standing water), you can take casual relief up to 5m behind the tee. No relief is provided for other adverse tee conditions, though you can place a towel down to provide traction if the tee is slippery. If you're desperate, you can use the Optional Relief rule to move back along the line of play as far as you like, at the cost of one penalty throw. If the tee is poorly marked, locate an official or a local player in other groups if possible to help identify the tee area boundaries. Applicable Rules: 803.01 Obstacles and Relief; 801.03 Artificial Devices.
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