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TO WEDGE PUTT or NOT TO WEDGE PUTT ?

Wed, Feb 27 2019 10:36 AM by alosso. 71 replies.
  • Rick6208 Canada
    650 Posts
    Sun, Feb 3 2019 7:40 AM

    Hello All , I'm mostly a Mobile app player , I've notice a huge increase in the amount of players using the Wedge putt in the coin rooms , mostly in Manhattan or Belagio. Now I know how to use it  and in Club tourneys I have used it when faced with a 50 putt with 2 breaks on tournament speed greens and it works quite well !. but not in the coin rooms because if your opponent does not know how to use it , it really is a unfair advantage!

    is the Wedge putt illegal ? not sure, WGT has not fixed it if it is a glitch in the system 

    Any thoughts out there ?

  • alosso Germany
    19,457 Posts
    Sun, Feb 3 2019 8:04 AM

    One post is enough - I suggest to use the other one in "Bug Log".

  • Rick6208 Canada
    650 Posts
    Sun, Feb 3 2019 9:09 AM

    Sorry Alosso I didn't know you were the KEEPER of the WGT postings lol

    I guess you have no opinion about the Wedge Putt ?

  • Rick6208 Canada
    650 Posts
    Sun, Feb 3 2019 9:17 AM

    sorry guys did not realize this has been debated before, I just noticed it has become more prevalent now. It is LEGAL on WGT so thats what I needed to here

    Thanks to All who posted !

  • dchallenger United States
    503 Posts
    Sun, Feb 3 2019 10:08 AM

    Regulation ball. Regulation club. Legal.

     

  • Robert1893 United States
    5,153 Posts
    Sun, Feb 3 2019 10:47 AM

    @Rick6208

    While you appear to have got the answer you're looking for, I just want to note that there is no "unfair advantage."

    An unfair advantage is not created simply because a player doesn't know how to use a particular tool or how to execute a specific shot. The player could learn it.

    An unfair advantage is when one player can use the tool or has the ability to make a certain type of shot but the other player is prevented from doing so by something external to the player. 

  • andwhy67 France
    2,431 Posts
    Sun, Feb 3 2019 11:16 AM

    dchallenger:
    Regulation ball. Regulation club. Legal

    True, Open championship quite a few years ago, American Mark Calcavechia at St Andrews, on one of the really large double greens used a wedge, divot was the size of a dinner plate.

    Many boo's from the crowd, but totally legal according to the rules of golf (R&A)

    Except now I take it in WGT land!!

  • dchallenger United States
    503 Posts
    Sun, Feb 3 2019 11:18 AM

    Robert1893:
    While you appear to have got the answer you're looking for, I just want to note that there is no "unfair advantage."

    An unfair advantage is not created simply because a player doesn't know how to use a particular tool or how to execute a specific shot. The player could learn it.

    An unfair advantage is when one player can use the tool or has the ability to make a certain type of shot but the other player is prevented from doing so by something external to the player. 

    Bob Loblaw

  • Robert1893 United States
    5,153 Posts
    Sun, Feb 3 2019 11:20 AM

    "The best wedges on greens compilation 2018"

  • andwhy67 France
    2,431 Posts
    Sun, Feb 3 2019 11:37 AM

    Some camera angles have been removed there Robert!!  ;-)

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