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SCGA Swing Tip: Sink more short putts!

Rick Sessinghaus, PGA discussed putting grips in this SCGA Swing Tip.

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indiecred

Handicap Index: 11.2
Sunday, August 17, 2014

This just isn’t a great idea.  I like the spirit of it, but I just think coming across the ball is more important.  Ive tried it both ways and I couldn’t instruct someone to putt this way,  It definitely makes sense to take a good long look at the hole, but all in all, I disagree.

scga_staff

Handicap Index: 6.9
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

waylandpm - That’s a tricky one! One of our Rules Crew members will send you a detailed answer.

waylandpm

Handicap Index: 21.3
Saturday, June 07, 2014

My ball hit the grass lip of the forward wall of a trap, rolled backward into the trap and was stopped about four inches below the lip by a rake that had been left there. The forward wall of the trap was very steep and about 8 feet high. When I carefully removed the rake, the ball rolled to the bottom of the trap. I assumed that I needed to place the ball back where it had initially came to rest next to the rake, but when I did, it rolled back down to the bottom of the trap. The only way I would have been able to make it stay where it had come to rest would have been to push it down into the sand, perhaps an inch. Here is the solution I came up with. I reasoned that had the rake not been there, my ball would have naturally rolled back down and come to rest at the bottom of the trap. So I placed the ball on the spot where it had come to rest against the rake, let it roll down to the bottom of the trap and played it from there. What do the rules require in this situation?