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Tue, Mar 2 2021 3:32 PM (59 replies)
  • mathia14
    1,271 Posts
    Sun, Jan 25 2015 4:17 AM

    And why can't you get your ball back when you hit it into a shallow creek??

  • balmerino
    251 Posts
    Sun, Jan 25 2015 4:20 AM

    trying to jog my memory if there are shallow creeks on these courses  i'm not really sure? feel free to remind me.

  • balmerino
    251 Posts
    Sun, Jan 25 2015 4:26 AM

    only way i can answer your question..is that wgt  apply the same set of rules  that are administered by the powers that be as if you were actually playing these course for real  like the pros do.

  • mathia14
    1,271 Posts
    Sun, Jan 25 2015 5:01 AM

    #1 on St. Andy.  Even in real life I can get my ball out of a creek.

  • PaulTon
    10,730 Posts
    Sun, Jan 25 2015 5:03 AM

    mathia14:

    #1 on St. Andy

    Does your caddy carry a ladder?

    The Swilken Burn is a burn, not a creek.

  • mathia14
    1,271 Posts
    Sun, Jan 25 2015 5:13 AM

    At my local course I can get the ball out.

  • mathia14
    1,271 Posts
    Sun, Jan 25 2015 5:16 AM

    The Ping puitter is perfect for getting it.

     

  • alosso
    20,318 Posts
    Sun, Jan 25 2015 5:24 AM

    mathia14:
    And why can't you get your ball back when you hit it into a shallow creek??

    I suppose that you think of Swilcan Burn at STA #1, the creeks parallel and crossing in CCC and MER and the likes?

    The only golf rule on this subject is #6, about speed of play, hardly applicable in single play.

    But, for most of these balls, you'd need a ball retriever. You have none in your WGT bag, there's none provided like at St.Andrews in casual play, so how would you get your balls?

    Sorry, no chance!

    And have you ever seen Tiger's caddie with a ball retriever?

     

    My two Pfennig: Such a detail would have been too much complication in the beginning, so they scratched it. Now it would mean extra programming costs, and finally, how much would a ball retriever cost in WGT's Pro Shop?

  • PaulTon
    10,730 Posts
    Sun, Jan 25 2015 5:27 AM

    mathia14:

    At my local course I can get the ball out.

    LMAO, what a ridiculous statement!! Is your local course on WGT? 

    My local course is laid out in a loop going round a reservoir and has 8ft high gorse bushes lining every fairway, come over and play a round with me. It would be fun watching you try to retrieve your errant balls. I will have a scuba diver and a blood tranfusion team on standby.

     

     

  • mathia14
    1,271 Posts
    Sun, Jan 25 2015 5:35 AM

    All courses are different.  And like I said, the Ping putter is great for getting the ball out.  I wasn't talking about a lake.

     

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