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
with no penalty. The senior player should NOT be penalized for tall grass
which ground keepers did not 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
HIT the tree and play the ball from there.
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, thereby
making it a stolen ball. The senior player is not to compound the
charging himself with a penalty.
If a putt passes over a hole without
dropping, it is deemed to have
dropped. The Law of Gravity supersedes the Rules of Golf.
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
No one wants to make a mockery of the game.
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
player deserves an apology, not a penalty.
There is no penalty for a ball in a water
hazard, as golf balls should
float. Senior players should not be penalized for any shortcomings of the
Advertisements claim that golf scores can be
improved by purchasing new golf
equipment. Since this is financially impractical for many senior players,
ONE STROKE PER HOLE MAY BE SUBTRACTED FOR USING OLD EQUIPMENT.
PLEASE ADVISE YOUR SENIOR FRIENDS OF THESE
IMPORTANT RULE CHANGES AND KEEP MULTIPLE COPIES IN YOUR GOLF BAG. THOSE NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES NEED TO BE PROVIDED A COPY. GOLF IS A GAME OF INTEGRITY.