g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Natural Living
Folklore and Mythology
Distance Learning

All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g Golf Site

BellaOnline's Golf Editor


Suggestions for New Rules

Guest Author - Letta Meinen

Recently I run across an article about changing the rules for the average player to help speed up play. These were mostly tongue in cheek but some I think would be a big help on the golf course. There are a lot of rules that should be change for the average players. Make them simpler and less complicated for the players who has no intention of playing on the Pro circuit or in everyday tournaments.

Here are some of the rules for us who play this game for the fun and exercise.

1. No stroke and distance for a lost ball. Why slow up the whole course when it would make more sense to drop a new ball in the area you last saw where it landed. Just place your new ball in this area donít even drop it that just takes more time. 1 stroke penalty.
2. List and clean your ball whenever necessary who can hit a ball with chunk of mud on it.
3. Make it legal to change balls on putting green a new ball rolls better.
4. If you can move an object - move it anywhere they occur.
5. Play when ready, no waiting for farthest from the hole to play. (I love this one)
6. Use rangefinders at all times. (This one I do not like-if you play the course every day you already know the distance. Range finders go along with slowing the game down)
7. Anytime when something that makes sense, go ahead and add a new rule.

Club Pros do a great job of helping us amateurs play better and understand the Rules, but if by some miracle I have a single digit handicap and am playing in regional tournaments I will follow golf rules. Since I am an old lady who loves golf, it is time we make golf more fun, play faster and get more people interested in the game. Golf is the only game one can play into old age and still enjoy playing. It keeps you young and active so lighten up on the rules.

Golf is a game where you need coordination and stamina and with that you can play this game forever. Men get this more than women as we have two groups of men in our club. One is the older group and they move right along with their own set of rules. The other group is younger and are more set on playing by the rules. They have lower handicaps so within their group they play their own game.

The women have always been divided as they have a lower handicap group and seem to want to play by themselves and have their own tee times. The regular Ladies Day event is not attended by this group so likewise this day is folding for non-attendance and those who will work on the board. It will be a challenge to bring these two groups together. Maybe some lessening of the PGA golf rules may help. I would like to try a different system of play making it a team play format, where someone from that team has to play on Ladies Day events. I may be dreaming as habits are hard to break and attitudes are even harder to change.

For the average player in golf can be played into old age, so rules have to be lightened up to make it fun while getting your exercise and fresh air. Keep it simple and we all can play this game for the love of the game itself regardless of the PGA rules book.
Add Suggestions+for+New+Rules to Twitter Add Suggestions+for+New+Rules to Facebook Add Suggestions+for+New+Rules to MySpace Add Suggestions+for+New+Rules to Digg Suggestions+for+New+Rules Add Suggestions+for+New+Rules to Yahoo My Web Add Suggestions+for+New+Rules to Google Bookmarks Add Suggestions+for+New+Rules to Stumbleupon Add Suggestions+for+New+Rules to Reddit

RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Golf Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2018 by Letta Meinen. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Letta Meinen. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Sandy Eggers for details.


g features
How to Keep Score in Golf

Golf for Fun

Putting from the Fringe

Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Note: BellaOnline uses cookies to help provide a consistent user experience. Our advertisers may use cookies to help customize ads. Please contact us with any question about our cookie use.

Summertime Foods
Corn on the Cob
Burgers on the Grill
Apple Pie


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor