Golf Random Irritations

Canary Kid

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What a d... head!
Similar happened to me recently in a match.

I hit my drive left of fairway in to semi rough. Walked up to the ball, exactly where I thought it was, played it and my opponent said you've hit my ball, that's loss of hole. I thought fair enough my mistake.

But annoyingly my playing partner was nicely placed on the green for two and I said that we've lost the hole. OK he said and walked to the next hole and accepted it.

Got back in the clubhouse and mentioned it to my mates and of course they said rightly that I was out of the hole but not my playing partner.

I wouldn't call it cheating, just none of us knowing the rules.
Needless to say it was a lesson learned and it won't happen again.
Funnily enough, this was covered this week on the National Club Golfer blog.

https://www.nationalclubgolfer.com/news/rules-of-golf-explained-fourball-penalties/
 

Blue in Munich

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I know what you mean but the match was played in good sportsmanship and no reason to think they were cheating.
Fair enough. I've had the same "rule" pulled on me in a match that was also played in good sportsmanship, but I'd be surprised if the opponent didn't know the rule, hence the question.
 

cliveb

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Stood on the 1st tee this morning with a couple of mates for a social game.
"Shall I put in a card? Nah, can't be bothered".
Then had the best round of golf in my life EVER - differential 5.9 (current index 13.5).
Grrr.
(Mind you, I suppose if I HAD been putting in a card, it would probably have been a differential of 25.9)
 

patricks148

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Two weeks without playing, weather has been great everyday. Even got an invite this week to play both Skibo and the old course but can't play due to the hand operation last week☹️
 

GG26

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Having my best gross score of the year today, but the card couldn’t go in as it was a pairs comp.

Would have seen me be cut 0.9 down the 10.9.
Had similar, with my best ever score off our competition tees in a pairs comp six weeks ago. Would be around 1.5 lower now.
 

Jordanti9

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Was playing a round the other day (Very slow), was wearing all golf attire including a golf hoodie (now I know they aren’t for everybody) 4 ball of older fellas in front pulled me up on wearing a hoodie on the golf course and kicking off (I had already spoke to a committee member and the club pro if golf hoodies are allowed and was given the green light) , explained this to them and pulled them up on the fact they had been in multiple bunkers hadn’t raked a single one, saw them take at least 3 divots, did not replace a single one and had not rung the bell for me on the 3 holes that required it.

They still complained about it to the pro who explained golf hoodies are acceptable on the course. Why do some care more about what you wear than looking after the course?
 

sunshine

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Was playing a round the other day (Very slow), was wearing all golf attire including a golf hoodie (now I know they aren’t for everybody) 4 ball of older fellas in front pulled me up on wearing a hoodie on the golf course and kicking off (I had already spoke to a committee member and the club pro if golf hoodies are allowed and was given the green light) , explained this to them and pulled them up on the fact they had been in multiple bunkers hadn’t raked a single one, saw them take at least 3 divots, did not replace a single one and had not rung the bell for me on the 3 holes that required it.

They still complained about it to the pro who explained golf hoodies are acceptable on the course. Why do some care more about what you wear than looking after the course?
Because they are twits (polite version)
 
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