Settle my debate please
By - thefaceless1395
You're right they're wrong. Next question.
Thank you! I kept trying to tell him that but he refuses to believe me. Says it’s the same rule as a bunker
If your buddy wants to play the same rules as the bunker, tell him he gets a penalty when he grounds his putter on the green.
How the fuck do you putt a ball that has broke the surface. Need new friend
Wow! I had no idea this was a rule change. I usually play with people who will say "wet ground rules" and it's allowed, but I didn't know it was allowed for tournament play. https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules-hub/rules-modernization/major-changes/relief-for-an-embedded-ball.html
So you could do it anywhere? Not just on the green?
Yeah anywhere EXCEPT sand…..
Your buddy is not so smart; at least when it comes to the rules of golf.
As long as you’re on the putting surface you can mark and lift your ball. Has your playing partner never scene a round of televised golf??
He’s been playing for a couple years now. I think he’s more upset at the fact that I was winning
Even if you're not on the green you get relief from an embedded ball anywhere in the general area (not in a penalty area or sand).
Even if you weren't on the green you get to pick up embedded balls.
wheres the Staples easy button?
It’s ok to pickup on green
Rule 16.3, you’re right he’s wrong
Tell him to relax. Dang. I'd find a new golfing buddy if mine was like that. Fix the green and sink the put from the same distance.
Honestly I’ve never had an issue with him before but he’s always won on the holes we put money on. It’s time to just stop betting with him I think
Sometimes it's easier that way. Just salty he didn't win for once it seems.
Your friend is an idiot.
I downloaded the USGA rules of golf app onto my phone. It is super easy to navigate and gives abbreviated and video explanation of simple rules like this. It comes in handy on the course when dealing with ppl like your friend.
Never knew this was a thing. Going to download this now
Did he expect you to take a huge divot on the green and gouge it out
"Howd you hit to today?"
"Well, I struck it well. Except for that pesky chilly dipper I hit on the third green for birdie. Really had to get steep with it."
How did they expect you to play it?
You still probably have to lift and place to play it anyway. Which you can do for free for embedded balls anywhere that isn’t a bunker (inc waste areas) and penalty areas.
Your buddy must be fuming right now seeing everyone in here calling him an idiot.
I’m sending him screenshots from the bar while he’s at home lol
Do share with us how the next round goes 😂
Might not be for a while😂😂
Screenshot that he’s a punk ass bitch 😂
He's an idiot. You can lift, clean, and place an embedded ball anywhere outside of a penalty area or bunker. It's not a debate, there's an objective right and wrong and you can tell him to look up the embedded ball rule, but also just common knowledge that you've long been able to mark and clean your ball on the green and repair pitch marks even without the modern embedded ball rule.
Lift clean and drop off the green. Unless you're playing Lift Clean and Place in the fairways due to damage.
True, it is a drop off the green. But the point is you get relief from it pretty much anywhere.
You’re right. You are able lift a ball out of its pitch mark as long as you are not in hazard
You shouldn’t be playing for money with people like your idiot friend who doesn’t know simple golf rules.
If your friend doesn’t know that rule I can’t imagine all the other rules he doesn’t know
You are right your friend is wrong
1) It’s a ball mark, not a divot. A divot is the chunk of grass you take with your iron/wedge from the rough/fairway.
2) You’re right. Your friend needs to brush up on the rules.
My brain don’t work so good sometimes lol I couldn’t think of what it was called when I made the post so thank you
All good. Also can be called a pitch mark.
As long as you marked it. Left that out of your explanation but I’m guessing your buddy is either bitter or a moron.
Free money for you op
Ball is on the green, of course you can lift it and clean it. You can also fix any impurities on the green as well.
You are correct
Show me in the rules where I can’t. I’m not playing silly games on the course. If I know I can I’ll let him spend his calories trying to find it. Meanwhile, I’m already in his head. Win/win.
Some friend...and ignorant to boot.
Stop playing with this dude--at least not for money. Sounds like an asshole, moron, or both.
13.1 B- C (2)
This is reddit. I think you are looking for google
Your friends a dipshit. Mark and clean are in the rule book.