How would you penalise a player who fails to shout FORE?

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The common ground, when a ball is hurtling towards a crowd of fans and no players are saying anything, is that it's one of the most annoying things in the game. Some players are great at throwing out and an arm and bellowing out a warning but others are horrific.

How would you penalise those who don't say a word?

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I think it is a very poor example from the professionals that they don't shout Fore when the ball is going into a dangerous area.
Maybe its because they are so much involved on distance over accuracy that they would be embarrassed about the amount of times they have to shout it.
 

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Disqualification, end of. Puts people in danger and it's the easiest thing to shout. The only reason they don't shout is they hope the crowd will prevent the ball going into the crap. Totally unacceptable!

Great idea - so after every tee the pro's would shout fore just in case - no thanks.
 

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It's often claimed that the marshals in the area are there to alert the spectators at it's otherwise near impossible to know where a shout or ball is coming from, but of course we all know they should shout. Such ignorance can only be dealt with by disciplinary sanctions, leading to suspension from the tour for repeated lack of due care.

On a related note, it would certainly help if course setups didn't encourage deliberately hitting into the stands; this could be done easily by designating them as penalty areas instead of TIOs. The 18th at Kiawah this week has the potential to turn into a shooting gallery as players look for a guaranteed good lie down the left hand side without risking anything other than someone else's health.
 

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Sensible - A penalty shot each time they fail to shout

Not sensible but fun - As the tournament progresses have a rolling bar on the tv showing how often a player hit into danger and failed to shout. The numbers each day would be released and published. A wall of shame. Reach 3 incidents in a tournament and you are automatically DQ
 
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I wouldn’t penalise them as I believe you’ll end up with shouts for shouts sake and then the crowds will start ignoring the shouts.

The Pros need to start policeing themselves and let each other know that not shouting Fore is not acceptable.
 

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general penalty of 2 shots. They don't shout because they rely on the crowd to stop their ball going into the rubbish or out of bounds!!!!!
 

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Agree there should be a penalty but in defence to the players, how quick would the spectators be able to react? We all know on the course it takes a while to try and work out which Right the Fore Right shout came from and whether we should duck!?
 

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When a professional fails to shout fore they should have to take off their left shoe for the rest of the round.

Joking aside I think it’s disgraceful that they don’t shout. It’s not difficult, they know if the ball is going to put someone in danger or not so they wouldn’t be shouting recklessly.
 
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Agree there should be a penalty but in defence to the players, how quick would the spectators be able to react? We all know on the course it takes a while to try and work out which Right the Fore Right shout came from and whether we should duck!?
But they are literally there to watch the golf to be fair, so if it takes them by surprise, what the hell were they doing?
 
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