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  1. Colin L

    Preferred Lies

    I have a distant but possibly erroneous memory that preferred lies were in place for a round of an Open Championship one year because of heavy rains. Can anyone confirm either that I'm right or have an overly fanciful historical imagination?
  2. Colin L

    Resolving stroke play ties

    Tired of defining boundaries? Fed up wakening up with night sweats after dreaming of someone about to drive a white stake through your heart? Had enough of blazered dinosaurs telling you how it is? Then read on. Familiar with the common (and R&A endorsed) count back method of resolving ties...
  3. Colin L

    Mixed tee adjustments

    I have previously checked that our competition software (ClubV1) handles mixed tee net scoring and order of merit correctly but today was looking to see that would also produce a correct order of merit of gross scores, that is, with the gross scores correctly adjusted for play from different...
  4. Colin L

    A couple of historical questions

    A historical rules question and a handicapping one. 1. Was there a time when you got a penalty if your ball hit another player's equipment in stroke play? 2. Does anyone know when the CDH started?
  5. Colin L

    Mixed tee competitions

    Can anyone think of a competition format which, in handicapping terms, cannot be played from mixed tees? I don't mean one that is difficult to manage, inadvisable, never actually done etc, just that it is technically not possible to arrive at the handicap allocations for the format. Your...
  6. Colin L

    Article on Haotong Li's Penalty

    I'm breaking my radio silence for a moment! https://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/news/tour-news/haotong-li-penalty-172899?utm_campaign=20190128_XGM-X_NWL_TW_titleist&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ETElliott You would be as well to read Rule 10b.2(4) before reading this article: (4) Restriction on...
  7. Colin L

    Study time

    I'll be holding back from contributing forum much for a while to concentrate on what is proving to be a much greater task of studying the new rules than I anticipated. Maybe that's a matter of age! With a requirement by Scottish Golf to attend a rules course in March in order to revalidate...
  8. Colin L

    2 for the price of 1

    Bounce game yesterday and so I was trying out putting with the flagstick in. Hit a 3 footer and had the bonus of applying the associated new rule when my ball wedged against the flagstick. Holed. The way to go? Well, whether with flagstick in or out, holing all the 3 footers would be a...
  9. Colin L

    A question for you.

    Here are some questions for you resulting from a momentary lapse of concentration this morning in our seniors roll-up (we do have to justify the title, you know). In a stroke play game, A and B play towards a green and land in the area short of the main green where there is a temporary green...
  10. Colin L

    New Rules 2019 - download R&A/USGA videos

    Has anyone found the facility to download the various videos the R&A/USGA have produced on the rules changes? I've been getting some from YouTube but as a result I've downloaded one on the Alternative to Stroke and Distance LR which shows the relief area wrongly. It's presumably an out of...
  11. Colin L

    New Rules 2019 - Relief Area

    Starting a new thread to answer this. You will be required to determine the nearest point of complete relief for the club, stance and swing you'd have used. You don't have to simulate your stance etc it but it's recommended that you do. The relief area is a club length from that point. A...
  12. Colin L

    New Rules - a suggestion

    The number of posts about the new rules is inevtiably increasing and I'd like to suggest that instead of raising matters under a generic heading like Rules 2019, we start new threads as questions/comments come up on particular topics and entitle them accordingly - Penalty Areas, Ball Moved on...
  13. Colin L

    Silloth Handicapping

    I've just finished scoring for a "Silloth" handicapped event at my club and, out of curiosity, wonder if anyone can explain the mathematical justification for it. For those who don't know it, it is a system for handicapping pairs in a better ball stroke competition. Subtract the difference...
  14. Colin L

    Clubv1

    Does anyone know how to delete an Initial Handicap entry in Clubv1? For some reason a new member's record has been started with an initial handicap allotment and I need to remove it. There doesn't seem to be a delete function for it and I can't find anything in the Manual to help.
  15. Colin L

    Foursomes Handicaps

    I've encountered a perception that it is adantageous for a high handicapper to partner a low handicapper in foursomes. Does anyone know any statistics/studies which deal with that? I'm looking for facts, not more perceptions!
  16. Colin L

    Affiliated CONGU clubs

    Can anyone quickly tell me roughly (or accurately!) how many clubs are afilliated with CONGU?
  17. Colin L

    9 Hole Stablefords

    I'm trying to understand the nett differentials showing up in the Clubv1 record of 9 hole stablefords and would appreciate the help of anyone familiar with the system. For example, the nett differential of a player who scores 20 points over the 9 holes is shown as 15 when you would expect it to...
  18. Colin L

    Immovable obstructions

    Can anyone give me a reference to where I find the authority to deem two contiguous immovable obstructions to be a single obstruction. I know I can do it, but I can't find the source.
  19. Colin L

    A first for the Met

    That's the first time the Commissioner of the Met has been a Dick without one.
  20. Colin L

    Happy New Year

    All the best to everyone and great golfing in 2017. :cheers:
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