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Re: PDGA rules

Postby todd » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:08 am

first and foremost, its up to the golfer to understand and follow the rules provided by the pdga for tournament play. the club defers to the pdga rules.

in terms of our league weeklies, i think it goes without saying that the golfers that are participating should follow the pdga rules and teach others that are unfamiliar with them. however, this isn't always easy. we have a large club, with a wide range of skill level and interest. so not everyone is going to know all the rules. but because OB comes into play often at GGP its is certainly a good thing to discuss.

thanks to stick for starting the thread. he is correct in his assumption that we should be playing the weeklies with the new OB ruling.
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Re: PDGA rules

Postby breazealeian » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:13 pm

Guys and Gals,

Todd is correct. An easy way to think about this is that some of your disc has to be laying on on hanging over the fairway. At least some of the disc has to cross the inner ob line into the field of play. If your disc is only touching or on the outer edge or middle of the Peeler Core, none of it is in the fairway, so you are OB. Part of your disc has to be inbounds/in the fairway. This rule changed at the beginning of the last PDGA season. There is no imaginary line on an outer edge, or anything like that. I like this rule change. It is more straight forward and less open to player interpretation.

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Re: PDGA rules

Postby dantarango » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:34 am

But it was stated earlier that the peeler core is considered in bounds, so with that the peeler core is part of the fairway.
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Re: PDGA rules

Postby PeterT » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:39 pm

Just to add something else to consider, as far as the Marx Meadow OB along the fairway of 15/16 goes, if the OB "line" is now out of bounds, and a few 24" pine tree trunks define the OB line, then a disc would have to be completely inside of a line connecting the inside (fairway side) of the tree's trunks to be considered inbounds. Is that right? And as for any stone OB markers, the inside face of the stones would define the line, correct?

I think this question goes well beyond peeler cores.
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Re: PDGA rules

Postby todd » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:13 pm

Dan is incorrect. The peeler core is out at the inside aka the fairway side of the peeler core.

Peter is correct. That the inside of the tree marks the OB for holes 15/16 along the meadow.

This diagram makes it very clear, Dan. Take a look...
http://www.pdga.com/ob-one-can-know-thee
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Re: PDGA rules

Postby dantarango » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:10 pm

correct!!!
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Re: PDGA rules

Postby woshichun » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:37 pm

i just want to say ...this is a great topic ..

learning more !
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Re: PDGA rules

Postby jeremiah » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:29 pm

From the PDGA website:

803.09A (cont.) The out-of-bounds line itself is considered out-of-bounds.

This simple statement seems to baffle even experienced players, possibly because our OB lines can be all widths from razor thin edges to thick uneven lines and comprised of all kinds of materials from posts to curbs to fences to paint and to string.

Our club has generally played 15C/16's OB as the perimeter of the trees, and also marked it as such when marked for tournaments. I just really killed my own argument about 3 and 5's OB line however, where the peeler cores are VERY CLEARLY THE OB LINE on a daily basis, but when marked for tourney are generally strung on the outer edge. When there is string in place it functions as the OB line. When there is no string the peeler core is the line, not part of the fairway, thus reducing the fairway width by the 4 inches that comprise the line.
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Re: PDGA rules

Postby doublejack » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:01 pm

SOURCE: PDGA.com, Feb. 8, 2011

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