Turning A Blind Eye To Rules Infractions

I have played thousands of rounds of golf. I generally do not focus on what my playing partner is doing unless we are in a competition. If a players wants to bend the rules so they can enjoy their round, who am I to douse their flame of enjoyment. And like all amateur golfers, I have stretched the rules from time to time while playing a friendly. In the big scheme of things, I do not think it is a big deal……unless you are in a competition! Then we play straight up with no exceptions!

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My Best Drives Of The 2020 Golf Season

I am very fortunate to be in play off the tee more often than not. It is something I rely on to set up my good rounds and save me from my poor ones. So, I decided to provide a compilation of my best drives of 2020. It took me a year to create and I realize I am bragging a bit, but heck, why not.

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The Golf Ball and Bifurcation – Update

In November of 2017, I first addressed the discussion of golf ball and bifurcation. The question was originally asked to me by Darwin Howard, Superintendent of Seguin Valley Golf Club, and at that time I was for it. I thought that limiting the distance professional golfers can hit a ball would be good for golf. Now, I am not so sure!

Before we go further, bifurcation is defined as the point or area at which something divides into two branches or parts. The main concern is that by changing the specifications on a golf ball for professionals, two sets of rules will be develop further separating professionals (and high-ranking amateurs) from the regular player. Continue reading

Golf Shots That Are Worth Watching

It has been a few days, but that is what happens on the holiday season. I came across this compilation of golf shots I thought was worth sharing. I hope you enjoy them.

Which shot did you like the most?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

Calling A Penalty on Yourself

Calling a penalty on yourself is one of golf’s greatest attributes. Golf is designed to be self-monitoring with the its foundation built on the integrity of each player. It is expected that if we break the rules, we will graciously accept the penalty strokes and move on. Some do this willingly and others…well, we don’t need to talk about them. Russel Henley recently missed the cut because of PGA Tour rule that he could have ignored and no one would have been the wiser.

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