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(Orlando Sentinel)   Does the golf rule "play it as it lies" apply to alligator heads as well? It looks angry   (thesent.nl) divider line 44
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2014-01-31 11:58:07 AM
It could always be worse:

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2014-01-31 11:58:44 AM
Yeah, but they always look angry.

I went night golfing once.  Snuck onto a course my friend's apartment complex bordered.  That's an even more fun way to encounter angry gators.  Which of course I did.

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2014-01-31 11:58:57 AM
Done in one
 
2014-01-31 12:00:18 PM
Poor Chubbs...
 
2014-01-31 01:09:17 PM
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2014-01-31 01:46:03 PM
First you yell 'choot it Clint' is all I know for sure.
 
2014-01-31 01:46:09 PM
A gold ball landed on an alligator's head! Here's 30 pictures of unrelated alligators.
 
2014-01-31 01:48:11 PM
Actually, that's one of the few times you  don't have to play it as it lies. Don't have my copy of the rules of golf on me, but there is a dangerous wildlife exemption to the rule. Also one of the few times you get to substitute a new ball without penalty.
 
2014-01-31 01:49:05 PM

Diogenes: Yeah, but they always look angry.

I went night golfing once.


were you kicked out of college?
 
2014-01-31 01:49:20 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: A gold ball landed on an alligator's head! Here's 30 pictures of unrelated alligators.


I noticed that also.  They have a link to another page.
 
2014-01-31 01:51:26 PM
I really appreciated the picture of what an alligator may look like
 
2014-01-31 01:51:40 PM

Diogenes: I went night golfing once.


With the Dean's daughter?
 
2014-01-31 01:52:14 PM
In my opinion, I think the rules should stay.  Anything, please, to make golf more interesting to watch.
 
2014-01-31 01:52:24 PM
One stroke penalty and drop the ball as close to the alligator as possible unless you can get the alligator to shake the ball off without committing animal cruelty.

Standing on the alligator's snout is cruel and not a good idea because it will try to shake you off. Also, they use their tails as weapons, so it isn't safe to just hold their jaws shut (they have immensely powerful bites but their jaws are easier to hold shut--like a spring-trap).

Also, you should not wrestle the alligator for the ball unless you have alligator wrestling experience. It is harder than it looks, not because it requires great strength, but because alligator's skin is very rough and tough and sharp. Their scales are like tiny serrated knives. Bleeding will only make the alligator hungry and angry it up.

One stroke, man. You can take one stroke surely.
 
2014-01-31 01:53:43 PM
If you don't replace your divot, he will chase your ass down.
 
2014-01-31 01:54:08 PM
Would have been better is Smits had linked to the original article with the pictures.

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2014-01-31 01:55:31 PM
Alligators frequently mistake golf balls for bird eggs. I wonder if it helps to use colored golf balls?
 
2014-01-31 01:56:36 PM
Temporary immovable obstruction. Drop within one club length of nearest point of relief without penalty. So, lost ball cause I'm not getting anywhere near the obstructions.
 
2014-01-31 01:57:00 PM

StrikitRich: Would have been better is Smits had linked to the original article with the pictures.

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http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/photos-golf-shot-lands-on-gator -s -head/article_7a110f56-89c8-11e3-9bfe-001a4bcf6878.html

which also states the ball was thrown there, not hit there.
 
2014-01-31 01:58:44 PM

new_york_monty: Actually, that's one of the few times you  don't have to play it as it lies. Don't have my copy of the rules of golf on me, but there is a dangerous wildlife exemption to the rule. Also one of the few times you get to substitute a new ball without penalty.


USGA Decision 1-4/10.

1-4/11 says no relief fron poison ivy, cacti, or nettles; "unpleasant lies are part of the game."
 
2014-01-31 02:01:21 PM

brantgoose: One stroke penalty and drop the ball as close to the alligator as possible unless you can get the alligator to shake the ball off without committing animal cruelty.

Standing on the alligator's snout is cruel and not a good idea because it will try to shake you off. Also, they use their tails as weapons, so it isn't safe to just hold their jaws shut (they have immensely powerful bites but their jaws are easier to hold shut--like a spring-trap).

Also, you should not wrestle the alligator for the ball unless you have alligator wrestling experience. It is harder than it looks, not because it requires great strength, but because alligator's skin is very rough and tough and sharp. Their scales are like tiny serrated knives. Bleeding will only make the alligator hungry and angry it up.

One stroke, man. You can take one stroke surely.


No need to take a stroke. It's a free drop, not an unplayable lie, unless you're forced to drop outside of a hazard. Been that way for decades now. See decision 1-4/10.
 
2014-01-31 02:01:58 PM
If the Gator Boys capture the alligator, then you get a free drop as close as possible to where the gator was captured.
 
2014-01-31 02:08:44 PM
What about crocodiles?

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2014-01-31 02:10:49 PM
Golf is dumb. Dude probably deserved to get ate anyway.
 
2014-01-31 02:22:47 PM
Reminds me of the old Robin Williams routine
Paraphrased...


Drunken Scottsman:
So, we take this little ball and hit it, and try to get it into a hole in the ground.

Other guy:
You mean, like, right over there?

Drunken Scottsman:
No!  Like 400 yards away!!

Other guy:
So the hole must be pretty big.

Drunken Scottsman:
NO!  It's a tiny little farking thing!

Other guy:
So we must use a really nice solid club to hit the ball with?

Drunken Scottsman:
No!! We use this farked up crooked thing!!

Other guy:
And we do this one time?

Drunken Scottsman:
No!!  We do it 18 farking times!!
 
2014-01-31 02:23:38 PM
friedo: Golf is dumb. Dude probably deserved to get ate eaten anyway.

/youse are welcum
 
2014-01-31 02:24:53 PM

Diogenes: I went night golfing once


Was this based on your experience?

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/Cannonball
 
2014-01-31 02:32:17 PM
My mom's in her 70s. She would have reached in one of the side pockets of the golf bag, extracted a .44, shot the gator dead, and played it were it was.
She's not losing a stroke for a future hand bag.
 
2014-01-31 02:32:18 PM

johnny_vegas: friedo: Golf is dumb. Dude probably deserved to get ate eaten et anyway.

/youse are welcum

 
2014-01-31 02:53:25 PM
Everybody loves Gator Golf.
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2014-01-31 02:58:59 PM

durbnpoisn

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2014-01-31 02:22:47 PM
Reminds me of the old Robin Williams routine
Paraphrased...


Drunken Scottsman:
So, we take this little ball and hit it, and try to get it into a hole in the ground.

Other guy:
You mean, like, right over there?

Drunken Scottsman:
No! Like 400 yards away!!

Other guy:
So the hole must be pretty big.

Drunken Scottsman:
NO! It's a tiny little farking thing!

Other guy:
So we must use a really nice solid club to hit the ball with?

Drunken Scottsman:
No!! We use this farked up crooked thing!!

Other guy:
And we do this one time?

Drunken Scottsman:
No!! We do it 18 farking times!!


I always liked George Carlin's take...

I've got just the place for low-cost housing. I have solved this problem. I know where we can build housing for the homeless: golf courses! It's perfect! Just what we need. Plenty of good land, in nice neighborhoods, land that is currently being wasted on a meaningless, mindless activity engaged in primarily by white, well-to-do male businessmen who use the game to get together to make deals to carve this country up a little finer amongst themselves. I am getting tired, really getting tired, of these golfing cocksuckers in their green pants, and their yellow pants, and their orange pants, and their precious little hats and their cute little golf carts! It is time to reclaim the golf courses from the wealthy and turn them over to the homeless! Golfing is a arrogant, elitist game which takes up entirely too much room in this country. Too much room' in this country! It is an arrogant game on its very design alone, just the design of the game speaks of arrogance. Think of how big a golf course is - the ball is that farking big! What do these pin-headed pricks need with all that land?! There are over seventeen thousand golf courses in America, they average over one hundred and fifty acres a piece - that's three million plus acres, four thousand, eight hundred and twenty square miles - you could build two Rhode Islands and a Delaware for the homeless on the land currently being wasted on this meaningless, mindless, arrogant, elitist, racist, there's another thing; the only blacks you'll find at country clubs are carrying trays. And a boring game. A boring game for boring people. You ever watch golf on television? It's like watching flies fark! And a mindless game, mindless. Think of the intellect it must take, to draw pleasure from this activity: hitting a ball with a crooked stick and then, walking after it! And then, hitting it again! I say pick it up asshole, you're lucky you found the farking thing! Put it in your pocket and go home, you're a winner! You've found it! No chance of that happening. Dork-o in the plaid knickers is going to hit it again and walk some more. Let these rich cocksuckers play miniature golf! Let them fark with a windmill for an hour and a half or so! See if there's any real skill among these people. Now I know there are some people who play golf who don't consider themselves rich. fark 'EM! And shame on them for engaging in an arrogant, elitist passtime.
 
2014-01-31 03:03:08 PM

brantgoose: One stroke penalty and drop the ball as close to the alligator as possible unless you can get the alligator to shake the ball off without committing animal cruelty.


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2014-01-31 03:05:39 PM
I had a ball just off the green at some course on Hilton Head it was just behind a rather large alligator.  Not sure of the rule on this, but I took a free drop well behind where my ball was & chipped up from there.  The gator can keep my Zstar.
 
2014-01-31 03:27:55 PM
Animal interference always results in a free drop, unless the animal grabs your ball and drops it into the hole or some other playable location. I remember there's a rule specifically designed for that, since there are courses with monkeys in Asia that enjoy running off with golf balls.
 
2014-01-31 03:38:56 PM

Diogenes: Yeah, but they always look angry.

I went night golfing once.  Snuck onto a course my friend's apartment complex bordered.  That's an even more fun way to encounter angry gators.  Which of course I did.

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Did that years ago, in Florida, with a coworker's sons.  She packed a cooler full of beer, tequila, limes and a salt shaker.  Mom of the year.

Those things looked like 50-cal tracers coming past your head.
 
2014-01-31 03:58:46 PM
Story time...

I was down in Tampa on business.  It just so happened I was staying on the grounds of Arnold Palmer's golf course.  So one day, while I had some time off, I'm looking off the balcony and see a little alligator hanging out on the other side of the pond.  So I went down to have a look.  He was a cute little guy...

Some dudes a couple of hundred yards up the hill thought it would be really amusing to use me as target practice.  A couple balls whizzed by pretty close.  Which, if you've ever had that happen, is pretty scary!

Couple of jerkoffs.  At least I didn't get hit.  But it pissed me off pretty well.
 
2014-01-31 04:05:55 PM

friedo: Golf is dumb. Dude probably deserved to get ate aten anyway.


FTFY.
 
2014-01-31 04:28:56 PM

garkola: Animal interference always results in a free drop, unless the animal grabs your ball and drops it into the hole or some other playable location. I remember there's a rule specifically designed for that, since there are courses with monkeys in Asia that enjoy running off with golf balls.


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DALE: What happens if my tee shot lands on a bird's back and he carries it out of bounds but then is attacked by a larger bird who grabs the ball and drops it in the hole? Is that still a hole in one? 'Cause that's how I'm gonna play it.

HANK: Dangit, Dale, it already happened once, what are the odds of it happening again?
 
2014-01-31 04:51:06 PM
This reminds me of that Adam Sandler movie... Mr. Deeds
 
2014-01-31 05:09:15 PM
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Damn straight.

/image is hot. You might see it, or you might see one of those clever "do not steal mah bandwidth and hotlinker has small penis" jpgs.
 
2014-01-31 05:15:56 PM

H31N0US: [fullhousesports.files.wordpress.com image 500x461]
Damn straight.

/image is hot. You might see it, or you might see one of those clever "do not steal mah bandwidth and hotlinker has small penis" jpgs.


FYI, Fark will now display whether the image will show up or if you get the "stealing bandwidth" pics in the preview page. I know it didn't do that before, but it does now.
 
2014-01-31 08:06:04 PM

olapbill: StrikitRich: Would have been better is Smits had linked to the original article with the pictures.

[bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com image 300x199]

http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/photos-golf-shot-lands-on-gator -s -head/article_7a110f56-89c8-11e3-9bfe-001a4bcf6878.html

which also states the ball was thrown there, not hit there.


Jeebus, we're a sad lot.
 
2014-01-31 09:05:12 PM
Over the years of living in Florida, I have realized that far more Gator attacks happen on golf courses than anywhere else.  I would say we should do something about it, if not for the fact that nearly every person I have ever met, who plays golf, has also managed to be both a tool, and a first class pain in the scrotum.
 
2014-02-01 09:49:45 AM
Don't believe it?

No, I don't
 
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