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Old 05-15-2020, 12:50 PM
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I don't play anymore since my golf buddy passed. We loved to play. For us it was more like an Easter egg hunt. Hit the ball then try to find it. I admire the skill some have at actually having some degree of control over their shots. And, I envy those who have fun playing, regardless of their skill or score.
Hole in one, in my pathetic opinion, depends on how seriously and honestly and by which set rules you want to play by. A hole in one by PGA standards is more impressive than a hole in one my friend or I might have claimed when seeing who had to buy the next round.
Have fun! Maybe someday... Maybe.
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I know there a no rakes in the bunkers but could you at least TRY to smooth out your footprints with your foot or your club. Some of us still believe in “play it as it lies” in a bunker and landing in your footprint does make it more difficult.
How about fixing ball marks, did they take away your divot tool?
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How about fixing ball marks, did they take away your divot tool?
Back when I used to play, my divot tool was my 8 iron. Made some real beauties with that thing.
Oh, you probably meant divot repair tool. My bad.
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Why can’t the ambassadors rake the traps?
They don’t do much these days.
$8 an hour do something.
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To avoid footprints, I do the worm to get out of bunkers.


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Actually, the Ambassadors our group spoke with said The Villages course rule is Option 1 provided by the USGA - Move the ball from the bunker, no closer to the hole, and play on with no penalty.

https://www.usga.org/content/usga/ho...ping-faqs.html

Ground under repair could be used in two different manners. The first being to declare all bunkers to be ground under repair and treat them as part of the general area. This would allow players the option to take free relief outside the bunker under Rule 16.1. The second is to treat disturbed areas only as ground under repair. This would still allow a player free relief from such areas, but would require such relief to be taken elsewhere within the bunker.
Our group have been told by several ambassadors, your choice, play out of the bunker or don't, have fun and use the rules to your advantage. Look. No one here plays to make their mortgage payments on these retirement recreational courses.
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Why can’t the ambassadors rake the traps?
They don’t do much these days.
$8 an hour do something.
Besides filling in divots on tee boxes and elsewhere, fixing all the unrepaired ball marks on the greens?
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Why can’t the ambassadors rake the traps?
They don’t do much these days.
$8 an hour do something.
Now that's just cold!
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I know there a no rakes in the bunkers but could you at least TRY to smooth out your footprints with your foot or your club. Some of us still believe in “play it as it lies” in a bunker and landing in your footprint does make it more difficult.
For all of the 'professional' golfers out complaining about the sand traps, if you are that good, the ungroomed trap shouldn't be much of a challenge.

For all of you 'professional' greenskeepers that carry their own personal rakes, thanks for paying it forward.
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