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Re: PGA Tour Wyndham Champs (spoilers)

Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:17 pm

Posted by BigPete


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I agree!  It would be wrong to change the playing characteristics purposely (e.g. draw to fade or vice versa) during a game to gain an advantage, but when a bit of the club falls off, then it is a bit harsh.


Here's one for the rules officianados... You play a bunker shot from the sand and hit a lovely big stone under the sand an take a chunk out of the face of your sand iron... is the sand iron no longer conforming because it has changed????


Not a problem if you do it during the round in normal play - the problem with CH3 was it was on the range.

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Re: PGA Tour Wyndham Champs (spoilers)

Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:21 pm

Posted by GraemeJones


BigPete wrote:

Deemac wrote:

I agree!  It would be wrong to change the playing characteristics purposely (e.g. draw to fade or vice versa) during a game to gain an advantage, but when a bit of the club falls off, then it is a bit harsh.


Here's one for the rules officianados... You play a bunker shot from the sand and hit a lovely big stone under the sand an take a chunk out of the face of your sand iron... is the sand iron no longer conforming because it has changed????


Not a problem if you do it during the round in normal play - the problem with CH3 was it was on the range.

So he didnt change to club in anyway during the round ?
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Re: PGA Tour Wyndham Champs (spoilers)

Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:24 pm

Posted by BigPete


GraemeJones wrote:

BigPete wrote:

Deemac wrote:

I agree!  It would be wrong to change the playing characteristics purposely (e.g. draw to fade or vice versa) during a game to gain an advantage, but when a bit of the club falls off, then it is a bit harsh.


Here's one for the rules officianados... You play a bunker shot from the sand and hit a lovely big stone under the sand an take a chunk out of the face of your sand iron... is the sand iron no longer conforming because it has changed????


Not a problem if you do it during the round in normal play - the problem with CH3 was it was on the range.

So he didnt change to club in anyway during the round ?


Now in between - it was deemd non conforming without the latch. 

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Re: PGA Tour Wyndham Champs (spoilers)

Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:34 pm

Posted by Celtic_Bil


BigPete wrote:

Deemac wrote:

I agree!  It would be wrong to change the playing characteristics purposely (e.g. draw to fade or vice versa) during a game to gain an advantage, but when a bit of the club falls off, then it is a bit harsh.


Here's one for the rules officianados... You play a bunker shot from the sand and hit a lovely big stone under the sand an take a chunk out of the face of your sand iron... is the sand iron no longer conforming because it has changed????


Not a problem if you do it during the round in normal play - the problem with CH3 was it was on the range.

Apparently it gives an aerodynamic advantage without the latch.

The bit that gets me is that if the latch came off during a round he would have been ok to continue with a non conforming club!  So if it was 'accidentally' left loose by a technician and fell off after the first drive, no problems!
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Re: PGA Tour Wyndham Champs (spoilers)

Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:36 pm

Posted by BigPete


The most amazing thing to me is that he didn't have a spare driver or six knocking about...

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Re: PGA Tour Wyndham Champs (spoilers)

Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:31 am

Posted by Villiers1


The key point here is did he actually know the latch had come off prior to his round. If he did, why didn't he swop drivers and if he didn't then there's no blame and he's been unlucky. If he did, then that's just plain stupidity on his part if he new the rule. Maybe the caddy noticed it, but didn't tell him. Obviously he can't prove either way so the PGA rule will assume that the driver was, and should be, checked before starting.
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Re: PGA Tour Wyndham Champs (spoilers)

Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:20 pm

Posted by BigPete


Patrick Reed won - for what it's worth (probably about a million bucks)

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Re: PGA Tour Wyndham Champs (spoilers)

Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:57 pm

Posted by BigPete


Ernie Els determined to notch up "0" putts on this hole as far as his statistics go


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Re: PGA Tour Wyndham Champs (spoilers)

Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:45 pm

Posted by BigPete


Here it is again amongst some other top shots from the weekend. Last 2 are pretty impressive in the play off especially #1. The winning shot as it turned out.


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