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Genger’s Notes- 4/15/17



IGA Championships just around the corner:

Entries are open for all IGA Championships. Use this link to enter online or print a paper entry and send it to the IGA office.

The early championships include:

IGA Four-Ball
May 20-21, Shadow Valley Golf Course
Three Divisions: Men’s Division, Senior Men’s Division (55 or older), Women’s Division
Entry Fee $100 per player ($200 per team)
Deadline:  May 15
Flighted at close of entries, Gross & Net merchandise payout

IGA Match Play @ TimberStone
Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29
Three Divisions:  Men’s Division, Senior Men’s Division (55 or older), Women’s Division
Entry Fee $150 per player
Deadline:  May 22
Flighted within division by handicap, players seeded into bracket by handicap, gross only matches, consolation brackets (guaranteed 2 matches), merchandise payout for 1st & 2nd place in each bracket.

Player places towel over his head before making a stroke from under a tree.

A player is playing on a rainy day, his ball comes to rest under a tree. To protect himself from rain water dripping from the tree branches, he places a towel over his head before taking his stance and making the stroke. What is the ruling?

Provided the player takes his stance fairly and does not bend or break a branch that improves his lie, stance or area of swing (breach of Rule 13-2), there is no breach of the Rules. However, if the player were to place a towel on the tree branch to protect himself, he would be in breach of Rule 1-2 for altering physical conditions with the intent of affecting the playing of the hole; as a result, he would lose the hole in match play or incur a penalty of two strokes in stroke play. See Decision 1-2/10.

 

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