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Old 06-20-2015, 04:56 PM
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I really, really disagree with this attitude. The advantage gained on a fairway shot is in not putting the effort into hitting your lie exactly. When someone else is putting that effort in and you don't have to, that's an advantage.
I put the effort in to make sure I comply with the rules. During a tournament of I see a blatant rule infraction I am always "that guy" that mentions it. With a wide open fairway shot and the guy misses his plant foot by a few inches, I pick my battles. I am willing to take the heat for calling someone but I try and be fair in my judgement calls. Unless your standing close enough it is sometimes hard to tell if he actually foot faulted and be 100% sure. That's why unless he is blatantly or consistently doing it, I don't feel a need to get in the guys head. There are bigger issues with rule infractions than accidental foot faults that are hurting the game
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Old 06-20-2015, 05:03 PM
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I put the effort in to make sure I comply with the rules. During a tournament of I see a blatant rule infraction I am always "that guy" that mentions it. With a wide open fairway shot and the guy misses his plant foot by a few inches, I pick my battles. I am willing to take the heat for calling someone but I try and be fair in my judgement calls. Unless your standing close enough it is sometimes hard to tell if he actually foot faulted and be 100% sure. That's why unless he is blatantly or consistently doing it, I don't feel a need to get in the guys head. There are bigger issues with rule infractions than accidental foot faults that are hurting the game
That's a very different point from saying there's no advantage gained. There's a reasonable conversation to be had about how we handle foot faults, but saying that missing your mark doesn't confer an advantage is just plain wrong.
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Old 06-20-2015, 05:18 PM
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That's a very different point from saying there's no advantage gained. There's a reasonable conversation to be had about how we handle foot faults, but saying that missing your mark doesn't confer an advantage is just plain wrong.
Yes your right. I am usually the one that's sticks the most closely to the rules or makes comments to players about infractions almost every time I play , casually or in tournies. I caddied for a guy and told the other players during a break, if I was playing I would stroke everyone for "smoking". Tourney director said no smoking due to the fire danger. So I'm not afraid to call ppl on rule violations. You are technically right but every player has to make that judgment call for themselves. I'm sure the game will grow enough where foot faults become a huge issue, until we fix the other major issues, it's still not something that's at the top of my list to call ppl on, unless consistently done or blatant.
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Why don't we just change to a stand and throw for everything but tee shots. Then stance violations would be much easier to monitor
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A little trick for AMs. Use a mini that blends in with the ground you are playing on. I always try and plant directly behind my mini but sometimes you are a little off.Everyone foot faults but this makes it less obvious. I think most ppl don't call it because they themselves do it as well. Plus, as soon as you call someone on it, you start paying to much attention to your own plant foot.
Overall, I don't think the majority of foot faults are used to gain an advantage. So I feel it's not a big issue. If you have a tricky lie and miss your plant foot spot by a foot or more, I will say something.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:46 PM
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Why don't we just change to a stand and throw for everything but tee shots. Then stance violations would be much easier to monitor
Because stand and deliver isn't any fun.
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