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New PGA Rule Changes for Seniors
Rule 1.a.5A 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 ground 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 felony by charging
himself or 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,
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 impractical for many
senior golfers, one-half stroke per hole may be
subtracted for using old equipment.Please advise all your senior friends of these
important rule changes.