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Old 03-08-2015, 08:32 AM
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So you drive up to your ball and you see it is 6 inches beyond the out of bounds stake. You are not going to retieve the ball? Just leave it?

There has to be some common sense applied here. Respect the owners property, but if a ball is retrievable without stomping on gardens, going up next to the house, do so with respect.
I agree, use common sense......but it appears there are some within TV that have no common sense.
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For some reason people do not like to lose a golf ball,I think they rather lose their spouse then a damn cheap golf ball.If its out of bounds no matter what sign is their they will get that ball.That will never change with some golfers,sad but true.My rule is NEVER retrieve a out of bounds golf ball NEVER.I don`t care if its in plain site and the owners of the house are up north,that ball will stay their as far as I`am concerned.And if its in bounds and I can`t find it within 10 seconds I drop another ball and play on.I NEVER retrieve a ball out of water also.
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golf should be banned from TV

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Golf is not a matter of life or death.
It is much more serious than that.
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YES...that is what the rule states...if YOUR ball passes the golf course boundry line....it is NO LONGER your ball and you forfeit it. I agree with the other poster who says we must have some real cheap golfers if you cannot afford to lose your ball, then maybe golf is a bit too expensive for you to play.
So going back to an eariler post, based on your logic and comment as soon as that golf ball crosses that "line" and is no longer in the course, breaking a window, it is not your ball any longer? It belongs to the universe and you are not responsible for the damage?
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I love you Cisco. But that's not funny.


We have a sign in our den that says;


Golf is not a matter of life or death.
It is much more serious than that.
If all the Golf Courses were turned into dog parks, TV would be a true heaven on earth.
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If all the Golf Courses were turned into dog parks, TV would be a true heaven on earth.
But you will not be able to retrieve little poop that is six inches out of bounds..........that would be trespassing.

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If all the Golf Courses were turned into dog parks, TV would be a true heaven on earth.

You know I love dogs. But I also love golf and adore my golfer.

Heaven on earth is seeing him after all those long hours and years working, playing golf as much as he wants.

OH...we are off the subject.

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I buy cheap Wilson balls. We rent on the 4th hole of the Nancy Lopez course. we're happy that the cart trail goes behind some bushes...no noise
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I buy cheap Wilson balls. We rent on the 4th hole of the Nancy Lopez course. we're happy that the cart trail goes behind some bushes...no noise
Not all Wilson balls are cheap!!!!!

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So you drive up to your ball and you see it is 6 inches beyond the out of bounds stake. You are not going to retieve the ball? Just leave it?

There has to be some common sense applied here. Respect the owners property, but if a ball is retrievable without stomping on gardens, going up next to the house, do so with respect.
Yep.

I wonder how many golf-front homeowners would mind the ball Mleeza describes being respectfully retrieved?
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If all the Golf Courses were turned into dog parks, TV would be a true heaven on earth.
My lawn would appreciate that! As would I.
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Having owned three houses on golf courses During our lifetime, I will never retrieve a ball from somebody's residence along the course. It breaks my wife's "heart" but she agrees!
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I would think that i could bend over and pick up the ball or knock it out out the yard with a club, the owners would appericate that more than leaving the ball and having the lawn mower launch through a window.

I agree with the original poster that folks should not be conducting a search though her garden looking for a lost ball, but I also believe that those who are saying they NEVER retrieve a lost ball are full of something other than themselves.
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Living according to this logic would make it seem that if someone's golf ball breaks a window, they should just just take a penalty drop and move on. Surely those who don't want golfers retrieving their balls from the yard would not want them to ignore a broken window by "staying out of the yard"?

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Well that's a bit silly, lets make damage equal to a ball laying the in grass therefore the rule can be ignored.
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Having owned three houses on golf courses During our lifetime, I will never retrieve a ball from somebody's residence along the course. It breaks my wife's "heart" but she agrees!
Breaks her heart because she may lose a ball or breaks her heart that she agrees with you?
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Why can't common sense and the Golden Rule be applied? When people hit a ball in my back yard and they just walk in and quickly retrieve it and leave, I don't mind at all.
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