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Sunday September 23, 2018 10:50 PM
Just found this on another forum My only problem is that this should be 60+

Just ran across these important rule changes for seniors... I don't know why I haven't seen this before.

RULE CHANGES IN EFFECT FOR GOLFERS AGE 70+:

Rule 9.k.34(a): If a tree is between the ball and the hole, and the tree is deemed to be younger than the player, then the ball can be moved without penalty. This is so because this is simply a question of timing; when the player was younger, the tree was not there so the player is being penalized because of his age.

USGA: 2018 golf rule changes, I can live with:

Rule 1.a.5 - A ball sliced or hooked into the Rough shall be lifted and placed on the Fairway at a point equal to the distance it carried or rolled into the Rough with no penalty. The senior player should not be penalized for tall grass which ground keepers failed to mow.

Rule 2.d.6 (B) - A ball hitting a tree shall be deemed NOT to have hit the tree.

This is simply bad luck and luck has no place in a scientific game. The senior player must estimate the distance the ball would have traveled if it had not hit the tree, and play the ball from there.

Rule 3.B.3(G) - There shall be no such thing as a lost ball. The missing ball is on or near the course and will eventually be found and pocketed by someone else, thereby making it a stolen ball. The senior player is not to compound the felony by charging himself with a penalty.

Rule 4.c.7(h) - If a putt passes over a hole without dropping, it is deemed to have dropped. The Law of Gravity supersedes the Rules of Golf.

Rule 5. - Putts that stop close enough to the cup that they could be blown in, may be blown in. This does not apply to balls more than three inches from the Hole. No one wants to make a mockery of the game.

Rule 6.a.9(k) - There is no penalty for so-called “out of bounds.” If penny-pinching golf course owners bought sufficient land, this would not occur.

The senior player deserves an apology, not a penalty.

Rule 7.G.15(z) - There is no penalty for a ball in a water hazard, as golf balls should float. Senior players should not be penalized for any shortcomings of the manufacturers.

Rule 8.k.9(S) - Advertisements claim that golf scores can be improved by purchasing new golf equipment. Since this is financially impractical for many senior players, one-half stroke per hole may be subtracted for using old equipment.

Please advise all your senior friends of these important rule changes and keep multiple copies in your golf bag. Those not following the rules need to be provided a copy.

Golf is ... after all... a game of integrity

[[Edited by sr129 on Sunday September 23, 2018 10:52 PM]]
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Monday September 24, 2018 9:28 AM
My father used to play by these rules back in the 1970's. i guess he was a trailblazer.
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Tuesday September 25, 2018 7:43 AM
QUOTED  My father used to play by these rules back in the 1970's. i guess he was a trailblazer.


mine too...


QUOTED  Rule 2.d.6 (B) - A ball hitting a tree shall be deemed NOT to have hit the tree.

This is simply bad luck and luck has no place in a scientific game. The senior player must estimate the distance the ball would have traveled if it had not hit the tree, and play the ball from there.


The last part of this rule as stated is incorrect. The real rule is that when your ball hits a tree you should get to lay out to the point where your best of 100 shots might have ended up 30+ years ago had you been using modern equipment.
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The goal is long and straight! But on the many times I cannot seem to hit them straight, I at least want to hit them long!
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Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:20 AM
The other rule my father thought overrode all others, but don't see listed:

- He who finds the most golf balls in water hazards throughout the round, wins.

He loved his extendable ball retriever! Reminded him of fishing, which he also loved.

As a young golfer starting out, he actually gave me an old leather golf bag that he found dumped in a water hazard. After some saddle soap, it wasn't too bad!

Great memories of golfing with my Dad. RIP, Pop!
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