AbelRod wrote:"If a tee pad is provided, all supporting points must be on the pad at the time of
release, unless the director has specified a modified teeing area for safety reasons." (803.02 Teeing Off)
my foot was not on the pad.
It seems like the issue is how "tee pad" is defined. If, for example, you have an astroturf pad surrounded by wood timbers, is the tee pad limited to the astroturf, or does it also include the timbers that enclose it? Your interpretation may be right, but I don't see anything that specifically addresses it.
As another example: There are some tee pads at a course near me that are platforms with plywood tops that have a layer of rubber nailed on top for grip. The rubber was cut poorly on some and in some places is an inch or two short of the side and/or end of the plywood. By your standard the playing surface would be the rubber, and if you stepped on the exposed plywood then it would be a foot fault. The way I always see it played though is that people assume the tee pad is the plywood platform, and they ignore the uneven edge of the rubber. Again, I don't know which way is right.
AbelRod wrote:the reason it was not discussed because that obviously would take longer than 3 seconds and i felt that the "call" wouldn't be valid.
"A stance violation must be clearly called within three seconds after the infraction to be valid. The call may be made by any member of the group or an official. When the call is made by a member of the group, it must subsequently be confirmed by another member of the group." (803.04F)
I read that to mean the initial call has to be within 3 seconds. However, I've never understood it to mean that the confirmation by another member also has to be within the tree seconds. I wasn't aware that there was a deadline for the "subsequent confirmation." I'd be curious to know the answer to this.