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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The New Rules Are Coming!

I am not sure about you, but I am excited that the new rules of golf are coming! It is exciting because a revamp like this has not happened in many years. There will be many changes and as such, I will cover most of them over the next few months. I think it is important to be ready come January with the new knowledge needed to play my favourite game. Understanding and knowing the rules are stroke and time savers; but is everyone as excited as me? Continue reading

Badges, We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges!

The famous quote in the article title is from the movie ‘Blazing Saddles’ by Mel Brooks. This iconic movie from 1974 has many famous lines, but this one is probably one of the most well-known. It can be used in different facets of my day, but more importantly, it signifies a part of golf that escape many beginners. In golf, everyone wears an imaginary badge and everyone is an official. Yet, we do not need to wear one to enforce the rules. Continue reading