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The GrunkleGuru

Grunkle is a slang term for the thick rough on a golf course that I have been using for many years. Given my penchant for inaccurate tee balls, I have become a bit of a guru out of the thick stuff, hence the name. This is a site for my random thoughts about sports (espeically golf) and life in general. While nothing special, it will hopefully offer a break from the daily drudgery for both you and me.

September 27, 2005

Rule of the Week - Where's My Ball?

Here is the situation. Playing a short par 4 a golfer decides to take a chance and drive the green. The hole is downhill and has a slight dogleg protected by trees. He hits what ‘feels’ like a great shot. However, when he and his playing partners get down to the green, they do not find the ball anywhere.

After 5 minutes of frantic searching the golfer in question returns to the tee to replay the hole. A conservative tee shot and strong approach leave him 6 feet from the hole putting for bogey (three of the tee, fourth to the green, getting ready to hit his fifth shot). As he pulls the flagstick from the hole out pops his first ball. Our hero starts jumping for joy thinking he has made a hole-in-one. However, his playing partner says that ball became dead once he replayed from the tee. Who is right?

According to the USGA, our hero has scored an ace. Once the ball is in the hole the hole is considered completed, even if the golfer played another ball. While his opponent will be upset that he lost the hole, he can take solace in the fact that his partner will be buying him a drink at the end of the round.

4 Comments:

At 11:21 PM, Blogger Patrick Eakes said...

Interesting...that is a new one for me.

 
At 4:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 7:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 12:09 PM, Blogger Sports Junky said...

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check it out if something like this interests you.
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See you there!
-Erik

 

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