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Old 12-12-2017, 05:16 PM
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We have our course in a quite crowded parc and "paths and over" are usually OB.

The mistake is definitly the rule, not how we set up OB's, mandos etc for safety reasons.

Yes we would love to have a challenging enugh terrain with no other people around so that we dont need any OBs or mandos. Unfortunately this is not available.

But I can of course ask our parcs department to close the parc to all other people so that the new pdga rules make more sense...
Just make a drop zone. Then they have to play from there or previous lie...
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:22 PM
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Just make a drop zone. Then they have to play from there or previous lie...
Which requires approval from the Tour Manager btw. The approval is a wholly unneeded step dictated by the PDGA IMO.
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:25 PM
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You need approval for a drop zone??
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:49 PM
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You need approval for a drop zone??
If you're going to restrict players to only using it after throwing OB, yes. The rule states that any restrictions on a player's OB options requires Tour Manager approval, not just restricting to previous lie.
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:51 PM
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I wonder how many of the umpteenth events I've played with drop zones should be erased from history?...
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:57 PM
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I'm hopeful course designers and TDs can eventually get "permanent" approval for certain course design elements always used for tournaments. Krupicka, for example, the current "move back on LOP" rule we have for landing in the buncr mounds on hole 18/19 at Fairfield are not within 2018 rules even though our course rule works well as a fair challenge.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:20 PM
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I'm hopeful course designers and TDs can eventually get "permanent" approval for certain course design elements always used for tournaments. Krupicka, for example, the current "move back on LOP" rule we have for landing in the buncr mounds on hole 18/19 at Fairfield are not within 2018 rules even though our course rule works well as a fair challenge.
Yet another item to add to my list of exemptions...
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:04 AM
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So, if it's already a difficult throw if you go there, and you don't want people to be able to go back along the line of play, why not turn those OB areas into the new Relief Areas?
We'll have to look at it. But I guess that is the best option now.
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after viewing the video on rule explanation. i still stand by that big arms are the only ones to benefit from the farther back lie. great example would be simon on his huge sky anny and avoiding all the rough. i dont have the link. but big arms are going to be able to stand waaaaay back and throw a bomb over all the trouble areas and park it.

i predict this rule is going to be changed in 2019.

its a horrid and not well thought out rule.
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It would also be unfair to the big arms guys to have to throw from a position that benefits other types of players, after making the same mistake. Why should one type of player benefit from a mistake over another type of player? This rule lets all types of players pick the shot they are comfortable with. As far as it being not well thought out, this rule has been a part of golf for a long time...
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