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This would come under Rule 18 - Ball at rest moved by outside agency Essentially there is no penalty to the player, and the ball should be replaced. Note that you need to be sure it was an outside agency that moved the ball - neither wind nor water count.


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This usually happens when the ball is very close (just a few inches) and the player is almost guaranteed (99+%) to make it. In non-professional play, players will sometimes just pick up the ball without tapping it in, but in professional play the ball must go into the cup, no matter how close it is. As gbianchi says in the comments, the player who is ...


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The only reason wind typically causes a delay in a golf tournament is because the ball cannot sit still on the green. Professional tournament greens are so fast, once the wind gets over about 25 MPH, the wind can actually cause the ball to move. From a rules standpoint, the problem is if the ball is moved by the wind, it must be played as it lies. In ...


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There are balls for every level of player--literally hundreds of different models to choose from. You should never spend $50 on a dozen of Pro V1's if you are having to ask which ball is right for you. If you are not regularly shooting in the low 90's or below, that is a waste of money. The best way to find out which ball is best for you is to get fitted. ...


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The Satsuki golf course in Sano, Japan. It's 964 yards long and is par 7. More info here Gunsan Country Club has a 1098 yards hole also par 7. More info here and picture below


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Some internet sleuthing led me to this article from 2010 wherein the author has listed cases where being struck by a golf ball led to a fatality. The author's research has provided 8 instances of death by a golf ball over a roughly 17 year period. What is important to note is that all these deaths seem to involve amateur golfers or the unfortunate victims ...


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This is going to sound simpleton, but I too read all of the correct and exacting information – just like above – and even with pro lessons and the rest I could not get rid of my slice for many years. I solved it though! Learn how to hook the ball. No kidding. Learn how to snap your wrists over at impact such that with a bucket of balls you can ...


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In my experience, the only reason for a handicap in a social game of golf is for betting purposes. If Player A is 10 shots better than Player B then they may decide to bet on the final score with Player B getting a 10 shot handicap. It can be done a number of ways: Player A could give Player B 5 shots per side (this is most common from my experience) ...


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According to the USGA: "Par" is the score that a scratch golfer would be expected to make for a typical hole. Par means expert play under ordinary conditions, allowing two strokes on the putting green. Par is not a significant factor in either the USGA Handicap System or USGA Course Rating System. (See Section 16.) Thus, par is not the average score of ...


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In 2004, Ben Curtis was endorsed by Reebok to wear NFL apparel. His wearing of NFL apparel did not correlate with a "notable season" or "deep playoff run," but rather, the city he was playing in that given week. Curtis will wear the logo of the NFL team associated with the city where the PGA Tour is playing.


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My pro would not advocate changing the grip in terms to produce different shots intentionally as the inconsistency of a changing grip at a low amateur level would outweigh any benefits. However, we have recently been working on grip and can certainly confirm that certain hand positions can very much prevent a full range of motions which would make it easier/...


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You're confusing a few things, which is natural. First off, understand that there are two officially-sanctioned ways to score golf in individual play; stroke play and match play. In stroke play, every stroke you take is added up to your final score, allowing you to compete against any number of people including your own past scores. Most rounds of golf are ...


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This is not permitted, under Rule 14-3. The rule states that a glove must "consist of a fitted covering of the hand with a separate sheath or opening for each digit (fingers and thumb)", and also must not have "features, other than visual aids, designed to assist the player in placing his hands in a consistent and/or specific position on the grip".


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Statistics are not always based on the rules of the game, so any answer you get really depends on the interpretation of the individual keeping the statistic or the system used to measure the statistic. The PGA Tour counts hitting the green from your tee-shot as a Fairway hit. Reference the bottom of the table on the below link you will see: The ...


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The 1 means they have completed 1 hole. The 17 meant they had completed 17 holes. Once you finish, they show the total score for that round. This image illustrates it. The first number is the players total score through that point in the tournament. One player, Sean O’Hair, had completed his round, so it shows his round score. The rest haven’t, so it shows ...


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I think it is a good idea to get clubs fitted. It shouldn't matter where you buy them unless you want to get clubs fully designed for your game. It really depends on how well you play, how much you want your clubs to fit your game, and how much money you are willing to spend. Golf club fitting is beneficial because the shaft will be cut to the right ...


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I worked on a golf app many years ago that helped map out courses in the midwest region and offer golfers help on the course - and for them to see the holes on their phone. We had TONS of statistical data available to us and actually had a pro that was also a stats major and he found some really interesting things. length of the hole is not a great ...


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I am a teenager and have been playing golf for 3 years now and maintain a handicap of 2. I used an overlapping grip up until 4 months ago where I switched to an interlocking grip to keep my hands closer to together and level out my shoulders. It did feel very strange at first but now I can't imagine using the old grip. My posture at address is now much ...


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You mention pro competitions and 'social' games, but not amateur competitions like a monthly medal. In my experience, the reason in amateur competitions is to allow an "even" playing field, so this point is correct in that context. Is it because it's a social way to give the weaker player an even chance to "win?" This would also be the case in social ...


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If I understand well this is the case of Rule 18-5. According to this rule the player must replace his ball back to its original position so on the green. (See related FAQ under Rule 19) The other player must play his ball as it lies. There is no penalty to either player in either match play or stroke play. In stroke play only, if the player's ball lay on ...


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