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« 2014-Aug-13, 09:50 AM Reply #25 »
In the wrong place at the wrong time.....woman hit on her head by a stray golf ball while standing on the balcony of the clubhouse awarded 275K damages.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/woman-awarded-275-000-after-being-hit-in-head-by-golf-ball-1.1893777

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« 2014-Aug-13, 11:06 AM Reply #26 »
I copped one in the head once...might explain a few things :wacko:

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« 2014-Aug-13, 03:30 PM Reply #27 »
In the wrong place at the wrong time.....woman hit on her head by a stray golf ball while standing on the balcony of the clubhouse awarded 275K damages.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/woman-awarded-275-000-after-being-hit-in-head-by-golf-ball-1.1893777
A 9 iron? He must have shanked it. Single figures......no excuse. Hitting a 9 iron, you would know if it was mishit to that degree.

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« 2014-Aug-13, 05:10 PM Reply #28 »
So, in case this happens to me, being a member of a Golf course isn't part of your membership, insurance, for things like this ?

I don't have $275k   :shy:


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« 2014-Aug-14, 05:23 PM Reply #29 »
So, in case this happens to me, being a member of a Golf course isn't part of your membership, insurance, for things like this ?

I don't have $275k   :shy:



Unless you happen to have the misfortune to get badly hurt on Magnetic Island Golf &Country Club like poor bloody  Mr Ollier who finished severly brain damaged and received no compensation  due to the Club not covering visitors and the guy who hit him didn't have a house or public liability insurance ......I expect you would be covered by the Club's $20M public liability cover or if you are a member of the club you're covered by the premium included in your annual subs. :beer:

C:\Users\jim\Desktop\Ollier v Magnetic Island Country Club Inc & Anor [2004] QCA 137 (30 April 2004).mht

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« 2014-Nov-20, 07:01 PM Reply #30 »
A ruling on an incident at the Turkish Open ...which might be a surprise to some ....compiled by rules expert Barry Rhodes. Giddy Up :beer:

There was an unusual breach of Rules at the Turkish Airlines Open in Belek, Turkey last week. Chilean, Felipe Aguilar, who has won over 30 events in Chile and who celebrated his 40th birthday last week, has been playing on the European Tour since 2006. So, it was surprising that he was unaware that players are not permitted to switch one club for another during a round of golf if they start with a full complement of 14 clubs. To be fair to him there was a mitigating factor, in that his round started on Friday and was suspended because of bad weather, resuming on Saturday morning.

Reports suggest that it was Aguilar’s fellow competitor, Magnus Carlsson, who noticed the different club in Aguilar’s bag and asked him if he had made a switch. So, before signing his card Aguilar asked a Rules official if he had committed a breach (duh!). It was this part of Rule 4-4a that Aguilar breached;
The player must not start a stipulated round with more than fourteen clubs. He is limited to the clubs thus selected for that round, except that if he started with fewer than fourteen clubs, he may add any number, provided his total number does not exceed fourteen.
Note that he did not have more than 14 clubs in his bag at any one time, but the effect of switching one club for another while play was suspended, was that he had carried 15 different clubs during his stipulated round.

So, why was the penalty 4 strokes? This paragraph from the penalty statement under Rule 4-4a explains;
Stroke play – Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes (two strokes at each of the first two holes at which any breach occurred).
The maximum penalty of four strokes applied because Aguilar had carried the switched club for all of the six holes he played on Saturday morning to complete his round. Because he was not aware that he was carrying a club in breach of a Rule the penalty of disqualification did not apply, even though he may have used the switched club. If he had realised that he was carrying a club that he should not have, before finishing his round, he would have had to declare it out of play, as Rule 4-4c prohibits the player from using the club for the remainder of their stipulated round;
Any club or clubs carried or used in breach of Rule 4-3a(iii) or Rule 4-4 must be declared out of play by the player to his opponent in match play or his marker or a fellow-competitor in stroke play immediately upon discovery that a breach has occurred. The player must not use the club or clubs for the remainder of the stipulated round.
Ironically, when Aguilar was informed of his breach, he was also told that he was disqualified. It was not until 10 minutes later that this mistaken ruling was corrected and that the penalty incurred was not disqualification, but was a four-shot penalty. The penalty eventually cost Felipe Aguilar 16 places on the final leaderboard, from 48th= to 64th=.

Not as severe as Ian Woosnam whose caddy failed to remove an extra club from the boss's bag..DQ for IW and the sack for the caddy. :sweat:


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« 2014-Nov-24, 07:57 PM Reply #31 »
For those interested in the Aussie Open kicking off later this week, here's a little peak behind the scenes with course super Phil Beal.


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« 2014-Nov-24, 08:22 PM Reply #32 »
17 year old New Zealander Lydia Ko won the tour championship yesterday and with it

earned herself $1.5 million.

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« 2014-Nov-29, 01:57 PM Reply #33 »
Rory having a shocker. I play some shots like his last 2 :clap2:

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« 2014-Dec-12, 07:17 PM Reply #34 »
Caught a glimpse of the crow flying off with player's golf ball in the PGA today on TV news...didn't see or hear the result but as clear evidence exists ball moved by outside agency I expect he got a free drop...probably be in the paper tomorrow. Giddy Up. :beer:

Lots of crows at my home course but they don't pick up golf balls...they will swipe any food you leave in accessible places in golf bag or buggy.

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« 2014-Dec-12, 08:19 PM Reply #35 »
Caught a glimpse of the crow flying off with player's golf ball in the PGA today on TV news...didn't see or hear the result but as clear evidence exists ball moved by outside agency I expect he got a free drop...probably be in the paper tomorrow. Giddy Up. :beer:

Lots of crows at my home course but they don't pick up golf balls...they will swipe any food you leave in accessible places in golf bag or buggy.

I imagine he'd have to replace to the closest point of where the ball was taken from.

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« 2014-Dec-13, 07:09 AM Reply #36 »
Yes I think that's what the rules provide. :thumbsup:

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« 2014-Dec-13, 10:02 PM Reply #37 »
Pity Adam Scott won't get rid of that ugly broomstick putter......all he needs is the short stick like the rest of us....and he would gap the rest. Giddy Up. :thumbsup:

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« 2014-Dec-13, 10:35 PM Reply #38 »
Pity Adam Scott won't get rid of that ugly broomstick putter......all he needs is the short stick like the rest of us....and he would gap the rest. Giddy Up. :thumbsup:

Only 1 year left before it is banned Arsie

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« 2014-Dec-13, 11:32 PM Reply #39 »
Broomstick won't be banned. Only anchoring will be banned.

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« 2014-Dec-14, 12:32 PM Reply #40 »
Broomstick won't be banned. Only anchoring will be banned.

When anchoring is outlawed  it will remove the major benefit of the ugly broomstick which is used by a minority of golfers anyway...there's also the shorter  belly putter not quite so ugly.....a few of those about.

Adam will be a lot better off with a conventional putter .....the Taylor Made Spider Ghost S1 comes in two sizes 38 and 35 with two options face balanced 72 or heel toe 32 ...both have winn 15" grip excellent grip.....one of those would be my choice.....if he listened.....bearing in mind one should  never take notice of golfing tips from high handicappers...no matter how well meaning their advice is.  :biggrin:

I have a TM S1 72 face balanced 35"model best one I've ever had. Giddy Up :thumbsup:

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« 2014-Dec-14, 06:26 PM Reply #41 »
Nail biting finish at Royal Pines PGA today ...took 7 play offs to decide the winner Greg Chalmers a deserved winner after shooting 64 on his final round finished 11 under with Adam Scott my favourite and Wade Ormsby going head to head in playoffs...took 93 minutes after the 72 hole finish to decide the winner...Scott three putted while Chalmers sank his par putt.

Chalmers survived the first hole when he looked gone with a par but the others missed birdies and Ormsby eliminated further on ...surprising that both Chalmers and Scott hit the same club each time and apart from one hole I think they finished in the same spots as before and kept making the same mistakes...Scott's putter is his problem ......has to change it or put up with the close misses. Giddy Up. :beer:


STRANGE DAY INDEED SCOTT CAN’T BUY A PUT T BUT STILL SWEEPS TO LE AD
From page 96 ADAM Scott’s broomstick putter will be obsolete in 13 months but it was already heading for an early trade-in yesterday after the hole shrank to the size of a thimble during his frustrating Australian PGA title chase.

 
It is a measure of Scott’s pure ball striking, class and calm demeanour in trying conditions that he remained joint leader heading into a thrilling finale as the hottest of favourites to defend the Joe Kirkwood Cup today.

The world No.3 might have had similar fortune using a bent tree branch on the greens because he slid putts past the hole all day, while close buddy Wade Ormsby and West Australian Scott Strange held their nerve to join him as co-leaders.

Sitting at 10 under par, Scott (68-69-69) has run amok on the four par-fives at Royal Pines this week to be a crazy 11 under on those holes alone.

Jaw-dropping shots like his three-iron from the fairway bunker to the ninth green to set up a two-putt birdie got hearts pounding in the gallery but Scott just wants to roll in some routine 4m and 5m birdie putts.

“The winner ends up making putts,” he said.

“So I need to make a few because two-shot swings can happen quickly out there, a bogey to a birdie or an eagle to a par on some of the par-fives.

“Certainly you draw on all previous experience.

“I’ve been in this position a lot.

“It’s worked out a lot of times and it hasn’t others.
“The best thing I can do for so many reasons is a good start to give myself the advantage, whether it’s from a crowd-cheering perspective or just the rhythm of the tournament.’’

Two-time Australian PGA champion- turned- commentator Wayne Grady nicknamed Scott “the captain of near misses” after his 7m eagle putt on the 15th slipped by.

Scott had 33 putts yesterday and has had 93 for the week while both Strange and Ormsby have had just 85 strokes on the greens which feature subtle breaks and varying speeds.

Ormsby (68-67-71) is a house guest of Scott’s just up the road at Sanctuary Cove, where he says the food has been amazing.

He might have a putting tip to pass on to his host after a monster 15m birdie putt on the last which was a beauty to cap several classy par saves.

Unlocking putting secrets is a constant quest.

Strange (69-66-71) has turned his putting around this week by reverting from a left-hand low grip to a conventional grip for the first time in 15 years.

A little advice from Brett Rumford on the wooden floors of his home in Perth a week ago did the trick

Newly minted “guru” Rumford quipped he was now looking to patent the tip.

WA young gun Jason Scrivener (73-66-68) was an impressive mover to equal third.

 
A chip-in eagle on the 12th from American Boo Weekley kept him alive in the trophy quest beside Scrivener at nine under, so there are five players within a single shot heading into the final round.

Sunday Mail story this morning.

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« 2014-Dec-15, 08:24 AM Reply #42 »
All 3 had their chance to win. Ormsby probably had the best chance at the title but wasn't to be for him, sure he'll be ruing that putt.
Scott was driving great for most of the playoff holes & was surprised how wayward the other 2 were. The bunkers got a fair workout.   :biggrin:  

Golf is a funny game, Chalmers thought he was gone when missed the green when the others both had good chances for birdie. Even then Chalmers hit a very poor chip which pulled up a few metres short, then drained the putt walking off with a par.  :beer:

Shooting a 64 last round, maybe Chalmers deserved the win.
   emthup  

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« 2014-Dec-15, 10:06 AM Reply #43 »
this is what happens when your idol is greg norman

hope he hasn't learned everything from him

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« 2014-Dec-15, 05:51 PM Reply #44 »
Oh dear :wacko:


I hope Adam can win 90 events all around the world

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« 2014-Dec-15, 09:12 PM Reply #45 »
Oh dear :wacko:


I hope Adam can win 90 events all around the world


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Yes. I hope Adam can learn to become the man that sparks huge interest in the sport in this country that spawned a generation of stars like Norman did with Scott.


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« 2014-Dec-17, 08:45 AM Reply #46 »
IMO Adam Scott is an ornament to the game...never has a bad word to say.....he's a wonderful talent.....I admire him greatly...my only wish is that he gets another putter..no more than 35". Giddy up. :beer:

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« 2014-Dec-18, 07:50 AM Reply #47 »
He can't putt with the one he's got so I dont understand what he is so worried about

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« 2014-Dec-18, 10:19 AM Reply #48 »
He was ok until he started this pointing the finger routine.

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« 2014-Dec-20, 08:37 AM Reply #49 »
santa has come early, the little golf club that i am a member of has merged with the 54 hole national golf club, bringing with it reciprocal rights to new south wales golf club and royal sydney, i feel a golf trip coming on,   cheers


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