Since we gather together tomorrow @ Tartan Park (0810 &  0820) I thought it
important to get these revised rules in your hands ASAP.  I'm certain
they'll have printed copies at the Pro Shop...  but just in case..:  ( It is
my understanding that these only apply to male Senior Golfers. sorry...)


Revised Rules for Senior Golfers

Rule 1.a.5


A ball sliced or hooked into the rough shall be lifted and
placed on the fairway at a point equal to the distance it
carried or rolled into the rough with no penalty. The senior
should not be penalized for tall grass which
ground keepers failed to mow.


Rule 2.d.6 (B)

A ball hitting a tree shall be deemed not to have hit the
tree. This is simply bad luck and luck has no place in a
scientific game. The senior player must estimate the
distance the ball would have travelled if it had not
hit the tree and play the ball from there.


Rule 3.B.3(G)

There shall be no such thing as a lost ball. The missing
ball is on or near the course and will eventually be found
and pocketed by someone else, making it a stolen ball. The
player is not to compound the felony by charging
himself or herself with a penalty.


Rule 4.c.7(h)


If a putt passes over a hole without dropping, it is deemed
to have dropped. The Law of Gravity supersedes the
Rules of Golf.


Rule 5

Putts that stop close enough to the cup that they could be
blown in, may be blown in. This does not apply to balls more
than three inches from the hole.
No one wants to make a travesty of the game.


Rule 6.a.9(k)

There is no penalty for so-called "out of bounds."
If penny-pinching golf course owners bought sufficient
land, this would not occur.. The senior golfer deserves an
apology, not a penalty.


Rule 7..G.15(z)

There is no penalty for a ball in a water hazard, as golf
balls should float. Senior golfers should not be
penalized for manufacturers' shortcomings.


Rule 8.k.9( S)

Advertisements claim that golf scores can be improved by
purchasing new golf equipment. Since this is financially
impractical for many senior golfers, one-half stroke
per hole may be subtracted for using old equipment.


Please advise all your senior friends of these important
rule changes. And they are written big enough that
we should be able to read them!