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YOUR GOLF QUOTES FOR THE WEEK (5/19/2019):

1.  IF YOU THINK IT'S HARD TO MEET NEW PEOPLE, TRY PICKING UP THE WRONG GOLF BALL. - JACK LEMMON

2.  YOU CAN MAKE A LOT OF MONEY IN THIS GAME.  JUST ASK MY EX-WIVES.  BOTH OF THEM ARE SO RICH THAT NEITHER OF THEIR HUSBANDS WORK. - LEE TREVINO

3.  I'M NOT SAYING MY GOLF GAME WENT BAD, BUT IF I GREW TOMOATOES, THEY'D COME UP SLICED. - LEE TREVINO

2019 RULES OF GOLF CHANGES:

REPAIRING DAMAGE ON THE PUTTING GREEN:

Damage to a putting green may be repaired.

Damage is described in the Rule and it means any damage caused by a person or outside influence and includes ball marks, shoe damage (such as spike marks) and scrape or indentations caused by equipment or the flagstick.  Any repair must be done promptly.

It does not include natural surface imperfections or disease, aeration holes or natural wear to the hole.

The line of play on the putting green may now be touched, including when pointing out a line for putting, but the line must not be improved beyond what is now permitted when repairing damage, i.e.: the player may NOT create a pathway or channel to the hole.

*TIPS TO SPEED UP PLAY

ALWAYS CARRY A SECOND BALL.
DON’T FIGURE YOUR SCORES AT THE GREEN; DO IT AT THE NEXT TEE.
 
WHEN SHARING A CART, TRY TO PARK BETWEEN SHOTS AND HAVE EACH PLAYER WALK TO HER BALL.

NO SEARCH PARTIES, MEANING THE ENTIRE GROUP DOESN’T NEED TO PURSUE A LOST BALL. LET THE PLAYER AND ONE OTHER LOOK WHILE THE REST LOCATE THEIR BALLS AND PREPARE TO PLAY.
 
IF THERE’S DOUBT ABOUT A BALL BEING LOST, PLAY A PROVISIONAL TO AVOID HAVING TO GO BACK TO REPLAY THE SHOT.
 
 CURB YOUR PRE-SHOT ROUTINE IF IT INCLUDES EXCESSIVE PRACTICE SWINGS. THE PROS DON’T NEED EIGHT PRACTICE SWINGS; YOU DON’T EITHER.
 
ON CART PATH-ONLY HOLES, TAKE MULTIPLE CLUBS TO YOUR BALL.
 
START READING YOUR PUTT AS SOON AS YOU WALK ON THE GREEN. ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO READ A PUTT IS FROM THE LOWEST PART OF THE GREEN. START THERE AND WORK TOWARD YOUR BALL.
 Article by Corey Ross
GOLF COURSE TIPS*
We want to learn to play better golf and hit better shots. There is one skill in the game that does not take any talent – etiquette. These simple guidelines will keep you in good favor with your fellow playing competitors.
 
KEEP UP
KEEP QUIET
BE SAFE, BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE
CARE FOR THE COURSE
 
KEEP UP: Fast golf is fun golf and you don’t have to be good to be fast.
·        Putt out your tap-ins – every time.
·        Take two clubs with you from the cart so you don’t have to make an extra trip when you realize the wind direction has shifted.
·        Always pay attention to your fellow golfers. Don’t make noise while they are hitting.
·        Write down your scores when it’s NOT your turn.
·        If you cannot see the group in front of you, your group is behind pace of play. 
KEEP QUIET: Knowing when to chat and when to play is important.
BE SAFE, BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE: 
·        The safest place to be is to the rear and on the “belt-buckle” side of the player and at least 6 feet away. Any of the other three quadrants are susceptible to sculled shots, shanks and flying equipment.
·        Pay attention to your fellow golfers’ shots.
·        Never stand on or behind the line of a shot, especially on the putting green, and be aware of everyone’s position on the green before accidentally stepping on their line.
CARE FOR THE COURSE:
·        Try to leave the course better than you found it.
·        Rake bunkers. 
·        Leave the rakes on the outer edge away from the green.
·        Repair divots. When you sand divots, smooth the sand over with your foot to make the ground smooth to allow a ball to roll through the divot without getting stuck.
·        Repair ball marks by replacing the middle of the ball mark with the surrounding healthy grass. You should be pulling in the grass, not lifting up.
  
*Article by Kristin Walla, April 7, 2017