Shaolintrained wrote:If I'm not mistaken, some people are trying to support a "Stand and Deliver" rule that would illegalize a run-up before an upshot. If there's anyone out there that knows more about this consideration, please shed some more light. Personally, I think it's a bad idea.
I'm surprised that anyone hasn't heard about this one for a while it was as hot as the morality of not calling numbers on found discs. The argument is that when you take a run up on a second shot that almost noone actually hits the line extending back from the marker. Next time you are playing in a group watch their feet on the run up. See how many actually have their front foot touching the line.
A. When the disc is released, a player must:
(1) Have at least one supporting point that is in contact with the playing surface on the line
of play and within 30 centimeters directly behind the marker disc (except as specified in
803.04 E); and,
(2) have no supporting point contact with the marker disc or any object closer to the hole
than the rear edge of the marker disc; and,
(3) have all of his or her supporting points in-bounds.
The idea isn't to create a rule requiring "stand and deliver" but that if you enforce the rules already in place it will make the "stand and deliver" policy effectively a rule.
My opinion is that this goes against the spirit of the game. I don't believe it was the intention of the rules to prhibit a run up on the second shot and just because you can interpret the rules that way doesn't mean we should play that way. I don't know anyone that doesn't take a run up if needed.