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I am returning
back to golf after 7 years and wondered if you could help
me? I am looking for where I can obtain a rules book. I had
a small pocket size book before but it was stolen along with
my clubs, Please can you help?
The R&A publish a booklet entitled
"The Rules of Golf" it is sponsored by Sun Alliance and
as far as I know is free!. Contact any Sun Alliance Insurance
office and I'm told they should have supplies. Alternatively
I think most professionals shops have them available or
contact the R&A at St Andrews direct.
about a commentary made by the BBC team at the Open, when
Fred Couples made a hash of a bunker shot, it was said he
would have been better taking a penalty as the ball was unplayable.
Does he have to drop the ball in the bunker, or does he take
normal relief as for unplayable balls ie two club lengths
not nearer the pin, back to where the original shot was played,
or back in a line from where the ball lay? The has created
great discussion amongst members of our Golf Society, at The
York, Easingwold, North Yorkshire.
The answer is Rule 28 "Unplayable
Ball" Penalty 1 shot. When in a bunker the player has the
choice of A) Dropping the ball within 2 club lengths but
not nearer the hole. B) Drop as far as you like behind where
the ball lay keeping that point and the hole in line. BUT
in both A & B the ball MUST be dropped in the bunker. The
third alternative is to play the shot again from as near
as possible to the point where the previous shot was played.
tell me the dates and location of the Open next year?
The Open next year will be played
at Muirfield, the equivalent week in July. Suggest you access
the R&A's Open Championship site at http://www.opengolf.com
where I'm sure you'll find the information.
returning to London after living abroad, and would like
to join a private golf club within a reasonable drive from
London. I do not wish to purchase an equity stake in a club
as I may be required to relocate again within a few years.
Do you know of a good listing of private clubs, and would
you have any recommendations.
In fact in the UK you are not usually
required to purchase an equity share in a company. There
are so many courses around London that are private clubs
that it is almost impossible to list. Take a look at our
golf course directory: http://www.golftoday.co.uk/clubhouse/coursedir/ukindex.html
This will give you some idea for the courses. I would
suggest possibilities would range from the Addington,
near Croydon (not Addington Palace or Addington Court),
Wentworth, Royal Mid-Surrey, Ealing, Finchley, Hampstead
and Muswell Hill.
from a reader:
I think Turnberry would be a great venue for the 2009 Ryder
Cup. It has got the space,amenities,travel infrastructure and
accommodation for the public. Not to mention it is a brilliant
and scenic course and would create a brilliant atmosphere. it
staged the 1994 british open. I totally agree with Colin Montgomerie
having been to the turnberry course only 2 months ago. It is
the only one which stands out in my mind.
Two tickets for the Scottish Open at Loch Lomond on 13 July
Paid £25 each - Will sell for £20 each.
are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
years ago when Tiger Woods burst onto the scene, the media
over here were falling over themselves to try to find the
UK equivalent and the next great black hope. Around that time
I seem to remember that some older black golfers set up their
own golf society and it is this group that I am eager to contact.
Do you have any information about them or any such golf societies
- names, addresses, phone numbers, websites - any info would
be gratefully received.
I have seen reference to a society
which I thought was called the Afro-Carribean Golfing
Society but I can't find their url. I know the society
I am thinking of had a website. It may be worth your contacting
the English Golf Union who have a record of golfing societies
registered with them and see if they can help. The url
for the EGU is: http://www.englishgolfunion.org/
GOLF CLUBS & EQUIPMENT
David Bright - Junior Captain of Chalgrove Manor had stolen
from the Club on Thursday 5th July to include Maxfli Revolution
Iron 3-SW Jordan TI Driver Benross 3 Wood Ping Anser 2 Putter
Taylor Made Hellum Bag Please pass any information to Dunstable
Police or to David on 01525 876556
I am a
researcher for a wildlife film making company called Peartree
Films. I am working on a project about animals on golf courses.
I am looking for stories and Golf courses which have unusual
features to do with animals/Funny stories. Maybe you know
of some courses which have unusual rules because of animals
- Hazards to do with animals in England and worldwide. Please
can you help!! Thankyou for your time. Sheralee.
Offhand I can't think of any really
funny incidents about animals on golf courses, except that
I have seen reported for tournaments in Florida, incidents
with aligators that have either been in sand traps or on
the verge of water hazards that have caused golfers to give
them a wide berth. I have also read stories, but do not
know where, of crows picking up golf balls. At Wilmslow
Golf Club in Cheshire they had a particular bird who regularly
stole golf balls until someone eventually shot the offender
Dogs have also been cited as culprits in stealing golf balls.
There are various instances reported in the Golfers Handbook
where golf balls have killed animals and fish which includes
such instances as a cow being killed after being struck
on the forehead by a golf ball. A man playing at Troon who
killed two gulls at successive holes with is tee shot. An
11 year old schoolboy in Scotland who killed the first grouse
of the season with his tee shot on a local course. Other
strange instances such as a 2 lb trout being hit and killed
by a ball which went into a river. There is an incident
of a man playing in Massachusetts who struck a goose standing
by a water hazard. Apparently the bird took revenge by waddling
over to the ball and kicking it into the water. Other instances
mention cows and monkeys chewing golf balls but none mention
any specific cases. Hope this is of some help.
just read Doug Ferguson's article saying that nobody will
ever challenge Tiger for at least the next decade or so, it
sounded to me like it was Earl Woods who wrote that article,for
Ferguson to say that there is no way Garcia or anybody else
can challenge Tiger for the next 10 years is the stupidest
thing I've read in a long time,Garcia is only 21 years old
and your trying to compare his talent to that of Joe Durant
who up until this year almost quit playing golf all together,Ferguson
is just another reporter who is so blinded by Woods that he
can't see anybody else,I'm in no way trying to diminish Tiger's
achievements but I sure would like to borrow Ferguson's crystal
ball so I can play the lotto,he seems to know what's going
to happen in the future,I suggest he take his blinders off
because Garcia has not only the talent but the balls to look
Tiger in the eye, not like most of the guys on the tour,of
course Ferguson probably thinks that Tiger is a better athlete
then Kobe Bryant or Vince Carter for that matter. Joe Carneval
else have any views on this?
to find out how I could purchase tickets for ANY golf tours
next year in the UK or easily accessible in Europe. this is
for a 50th birthday present so a weekend at a tour in the
UK or a day ticket would be wonderful. Any info you could
give me would be so much appreciated. I'm not a golfer and
trying to find info. on 2002 tours has been v. difficulty.
Many thanks in anticipation. Denise Cooper
Thanks for your e-mail of 12 June.
The schedule for next year's European Tour is not announced
until probably December of this year. However, if you buy
any of the current golf magazines or look on www.golftoday.co.uk/tours/index.html
the venues and approximate dates are reasonably closely
followed the next year. Normally you don't need to purchase
tickets in advance except for something like the open championship
where golf magazines usually carry ticket information from
November/December of the previous year and offer you the
opportunity to buy tickets at a discount until probably
the end of April. For all other tournaments you really don't
need to buy tickets in advance. They can always be purchased
on the day, but if you do want to buy in advance then probably
two weeks prior to the tournament there will be advertising
to the sponsor in the national and in the golf press giving
you the opportunity to buy a season ticket and again probably
get a discount on the full price. The one real exception
to the rule is the Ryder Cup where you can only get tickets
on a very limited basis and the demand far outstrips supply
so you have to apply for tickets probably 18 months in advance
and a ballot is then held probably 12 months prior to the
Ryder Cup and tickets allocated.
did the term "mulligan" come from and when. Is it really a
Canadian term or invention from the Royal Montreal Golf Club.
Please send me info on the history of the "mulligan" . Thank
You Philip Bascott
The provenance is not entirely certain.
I had understood it originated in America when a man called
Mulligan decided it was an appropriate course when you had
a poor tee shot off the first. His friends accepted it and
then his club,hence the term.