The Importance Of A Scorecard

The scorecard is the final document used during competitive rounds of golf. It is not a complicated process to record your golf score, but mistakes do happen. Sometimes they are unintentional and other times intentional. I know we do not want to think that some golfers would sandbag the field, but it does happen. Interestingly, golf is one of those unique sports where each player keeps another’s scorecard and attests to their own score. There is a bit of pressure to correctly follow the rules, but not as complicated at we might think.

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Pressing Your Advantage in Competitive Golf

Golf strategy is varied and limitless. There is no wrong answer as to when a player applies their strategy in either match or stroke play. The factors are almost incalculable before the moment, but any experienced player understands that at any moment pressing one’s advantage in competitive golf is a double edged. Regardless of the result, the prior to the shot the decision on the risk/reward is really what drives a competitor’s decision to press their advantage.

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Challenging The Committee In A Golf Tournament

Have you ever played in a competition where you believe that the Committee’s decision was not best for overall event? I have played in two events where I challenged the Committee and won both times. Both challenges were based in the rules and what was best for the field. In both instances, I thought that speaking up was best for the overall integrity of the event and to ensure that the field were fairly represented. It was not easy, but I am glad that I stepped up.

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Turning a Blind Eye to the Rules of Golf

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.

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