With the closure of many golf courses, many of us are finding interesting ways to keep amused. I came across these fun golf shots and thought I would share and hopefully brighten your Friday! So, here it goes:
I hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe. #socialdistancing #flattenthecurve
Prior to our current challenges, speed of play was an ongoing topic of discussion. One of the solutions for slow play was for amateurs to adopt the concept of ‘ready golf’. Basically, this means that every player, in between shots, should get ready to play their next shot. This is a concept I adopted years ago and with some great success. However, from my experience of playing with other amateurs, I am not entirely sure all amateurs have the where-with-all to actually execute the ‘ready golf’.
Before we get going, this is not an April Fools joke. So you can read on in that frame of mind. I generally feel I have a good handle on the rules of golf. I figured that since I have read them, that I would remember some of the nuances of each rule. Well, I guess I need to get back into the books because I stumbled across the rule about sharing clubs that I thought was new, when in actuality it is not. Who knew?
I can honestly say that I count the number of clubs in my golf bag before every tournament. I have been doing for about 35 years; it was something that my old mentor Bobby Fortune taught me when I was first started to step up my game and play competitive golf. I was in no position to argue so I adopted the practice and have never looked back.
I was thinking back to the kerfuffle about players breaking the rules during the 2019 golf season. I will not name names because this post in not a rant against specific players, but what is being taught to amateurs by leaders of our game. When I read about golfers intentionally turning a blind eye to players breaking the rules is when I get a little hot under the collar.