Air shots (again)

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tobybarker

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Just checking....are there ANY situations in which an air shot (a deliberate attempt to strike the ball but misses) is NOT counted?

This one crops up pretty regularly amongst the seniors....
 

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This one crops up pretty regularly amongst the seniors....
Presumably both airshots and the argument crop up pretty regularly?:)

If you take airshot to mean a stroke that misses the ball, then the answer has to be no. Whatever the reason, the stroke counts.
If your clubhead falls off in your backswing and you continue with a downswing, it isn't considered a stroke and so there isn't a stroke to be counted.

Can't think what Foxholer has in mind re outside influences.
 

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Just checking....are there ANY situations in which an air shot (a deliberate attempt to strike the ball but misses) is NOT counted?

This one crops up pretty regularly amongst the seniors....
It would be interesting if you could tell us what justification those seniors have for not counting it as a stroke.
 
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It would be interesting if you could tell us what justification those seniors have for not counting it as a stroke.
Typically they think that an air shot on the tee doesn't count, to be more precise, because "is not in play yet".....
 

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Just checking....are there ANY situations in which an air shot (a deliberate attempt to strike the ball but misses) is NOT counted?

This one crops up pretty regularly amongst the seniors....
In match play, when your opponent has picked themself up off the ground after rolling around laughing after your airswing and cancels your stroke because you played out of order. Why would your opponent do that? So you could do it again to further the entertainment and humiliation.
 

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That’s OK then … if it isn’t specifically mentioned as prohibited you can go ahead
'Course there will be legal issues to address, but the golf score will be unblemished. Now all you need is a sympathetic, golfing murder jury.
 
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