- Oct 14, 2013
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And from your stand point you are completly right. Rules are rules. However when im playing with people and their ball is on a tree root I tell them to move it so they dont damage their clubs or wrist. If a ball is sitting in a very soggy area then ill let them move it so they dont get drenched and muddy. In a friendly game I definitely let some rules go to enjoy the game a little more.I am not saying that at all. I am saying the rule is cut and dry. Whether the decision was a good or bad one isn't all that relevant. It's not all that dramatic of a change.
But I use the example again, if you allowed the belly putter why couldn't I ground my club in the bunker? Both are in equal standing in the rule book.
Now in a tournament rules must be folllowed, no exceptions.
I just know in my standpoint if its just a weekend round for fun or even a little skins if a player is enjoying the game using a belly putter for whatever reason im not going to count them out of the friendly competition...