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Author: THagenah Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 8989  
Subject: New Golf Rules for Seniors Date: 1/10/2007 5:33 PM
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A friend told me about these new rules changes. Finally some changes we can live with. I don't think I've read about them in Golf Digest yet so all you Seniors take notes and pass on this information to your playing friends.

New Rules Changes from the USGA: The AARP has negotiated with the USGA to modify the Rules of Golf for seniors.

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 should not be penalized for tall grass
which grounds 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, making it a stolen ball. The player is not to compound the crime by charging himself/herself 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 travesty 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 golfer 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 golfers should not be penalized for manufacturers'
shortcomings.

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

Fellow Fools: Please advise all your senior friends of these important rule updates. I know we are not all Seniors yet, but now we can look forward to our game improving when we get there!
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Author: NevadaGolfer Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 6321 of 8989
Subject: Re: New Golf Rules for Seniors Date: 1/10/2007 10:19 PM
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Yeah right, my dad is over 60 and still kicks my ass occasionally. It sucks to shoot 74 and lose.


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Author: alchook Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 6322 of 8989
Subject: Re: New Golf Rules for Seniors Date: 1/10/2007 11:12 PM
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It sucks to shoot 74 and lose.

Press him on the back nine.

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Author: bguthery Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 6323 of 8989
Subject: Re: New Golf Rules for Seniors Date: 1/11/2007 8:06 AM
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It sucks to shoot 74 and lose.

Press him on the back nine.


LMAO! Thanks!

BG

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Author: sunrayman Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 6324 of 8989
Subject: Re: New Golf Rules for Seniors Date: 1/11/2007 7:33 PM
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Since this is financially difficult for many senior golfers, one-half stroke per hole may be subtracted for using old equipment.




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So if I use really ancient equipment {hickory shafts, persimmon woods, etc} I get 1.5 strokes per hole, right?


sunray
a man who golfs

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Author: lorenzo2 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 6325 of 8989
Subject: Re: New Golf Rules for Seniors Date: 1/11/2007 8:03 PM
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So if I use really ancient equipment {hickory shafts, persimmon woods, etc} I get 1.5 strokes per hole, right?

Yes, but you also gotta use gutta-percha balls and wear a kilt.

Lorenzo

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Author: sunrayman Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 6326 of 8989
Subject: Re: New Golf Rules for Seniors Date: 1/11/2007 9:24 PM
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Does an authentic Scottish caddie come as part of that package deal?

sunray
in FLA
but lived a few years in the UK
& has played every golf course in Israel

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Author: joseph714 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 6327 of 8989
Subject: Re: New Golf Rules for Seniors Date: 1/12/2007 8:52 AM
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"So if I use really ancient equipment {hickory shafts, persimmon woods, etc} I get 1.5 strokes per hole, right?"
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Sweet! I do play with some hickory shafted clubs & my 4 wood is persimmon.


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