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More golf rules stupidity

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spnited, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    TV viewer gets Juli Inkster disqualified.
    Total bullshit.

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I know the PGA Tour banned that practice a couple years ago... ouch
  3. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    TV viewer aside, the actual rule itself is pretty stupid.

    It was a 30-minute backlog at the hole. You have got to be able to keep loose during that time. It is not hurting any integrity of the game to allow someone to use a freaking weighted donut on a club in between shots while on a bit of a delay.
  4. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Stupid rule, stupider application.
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    It's a competitive advantage. She wasn't the only one who was backed on a tee. You can't hit practice balls, putt, chip, etc., or use a swing aid. 8 year olds in junior golf know this rule. Someone in the World Golf Hall of Fame should also know it. Oh, yeah, ... Inkster is in the Hall of Fame.
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The rule may be BS, but it's still on the books. She should have known better.
  7. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    If they allow everyone to have a weighted donut in their bag, how does any one player get an advantage.

    Yes, it's a rule. As spnited's thread title says, it's a stupid rule. Even more stupid is that people watching on television can call the tournament to report the rules violation.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Rules like this one, and the Dustin Johnson farce, strike me as a byproduct of aristocrats wanting to keep the game just that much more inaccessible to the masses. Every time you think you can get into that game you find out there's so much more bullshit than just counting up how many times everyone swung the club, and I don't think the lords of golf mind that at all.

    And I bet the person who called in the rules violation will go to work this morning, where he will deny a patient's insurance claim because she used a signature on Form 10B(1)(a) when the document clearly said "Print name here."
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I repeat, total bullshit.

    The rule is bullshit and the fact that some asshole watching on TV can call a violation on a player totally destroys any credibility golf's esoteric bullshit rules have.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    This thread would have been perfectly titled w/o the words "more" and "rules."
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member


    Unless every professional sport is prepared to open up the phone lines for viewers during live broadcasts, and actually allow those viewers to dictate what rules are enforced and when, golf needs to back off.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I was out there today - same backup at the same hole. You would think there would be a clock (say 15 minutes) after which a player could loosen up again.
    Isn't it a competetive disadvantage to players to make them wait that long? It's not like it is their fault the people up ahead are taking a long time.
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