Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New PGA Rule Changes for Seniors

New PGA Rule Changes for Seniors

Rule 1.a.5
A 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.

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