Which Rules of Golf would you change if you could?
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Which rule of golf would you change? This has been a question asked over the years, and it looks like the USGA and the R&A are getting together to simplify a complicated process. I have always felt the stroke, and distance penalty for out of bounds has never made sense. So instead, I feel there should be a one-stroke penalty and drop the ball at the point it went out of bounds, just like a lateral hazard. Here are a few more from Josh Sens of GOLF.com for you to ponder!
You can’t argue with stupid, but you can complain about it. And in this game we love, there’s plenty of senselessness to go around. Witness the Rules of Golf, an encyclopedic catalog of dos and don ts that often fall beyond the bounds of reason.
For argument’s sake, here’s our take on eight of the stupidest rules of all.
1. The DJ Rule
2. No Relief from Sand-Filled Divots
3. Penalizing a Player Whose Ball Hits a Flagstick Lying on the Ground