Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Golf as it should be

Hey, if redistribution is the name of the game, why limit it to just money and things.

Reminds my of the time my oldest son -- who was attending a government elementary at the time -- came home with a blue ribbon for his art work. I said, "Great. How many kids got the award?" His smile disappeared, his head dropped, and he muttered, "Everyone got one." Nice. And great for his self-esteem.

From a reader:

The USGA would like to inform ALL golfers of the following RULE CHANGES:

Golfers with handicaps:
- below 10 will have their green fees increase by 35%
- between 11 and 18 will see no increase in green fees
- above 18 will play for free and even get a check from the club/course played

The term “gimme putt” will be changed to “entitlement” and will be used as follows:
-handicaps below 10, no entitlements
-handicaps above 11 to 17, entitlements for putter length putts
-handicaps above 18, if on green, no need to ever putt, just pick it up

These entitlements are intended to bring about fairness in scoring so that the final scores of all players will be about the same.

In addition, a Player will be limited to a max of one birdie and/or six pars. Any excess must be given to those fellow players who have not yet scored a birdie or par. Only after all players have received a birdie or par from the player making the birdie or par, can that Player begin to count his score again.

These new Rules are NOT intended to CHANGE the game of golf. It is only to make Golf more fair to all regardless of ability. Because in the end, aren’t we all winners.

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