Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

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Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby 7ontheline » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:53 pm

Someone said it was okay to play from behind the tee pad instead of risking busting your butt on polished wet slick concrete pea gravel. Cheating or no?
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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby Triflusal » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:02 pm

depends if casual tees are allowed. If it's a casual round I would allow it.

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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby veganray » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:05 pm

803.02A:
…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. If no tee pad is provided, all supporting points at the time of release must be within an area encompassed by the front line of the teeing area and two lines perpendicular to and extending back three meters from each end of the front line…(emphasis added)
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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby Itchy » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:11 pm

Casual round or tournament play? Casual round, I see nothing wrong with it as long as everyone agrees to it. Tourney, then the TD has to say it's OK.

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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby badfinger » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:42 pm

There is video of Feldberg and Jenkins taking stance just to the right of the pad while in tourney play. Wonder what allowed for it?
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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby Apothecary » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:58 pm

um...safety reasons?
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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:06 pm

There are torunaments where the TD has actually marked a tee line on the ground beside some concrete or rubber tee pads allowing players to choose.
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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby ATL Scott » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:10 pm

Odd, I like to pour water on every concrete tee before I tee off in a tourney. Helps with my footing. Everyone always complains but there's nothing that says I can't.
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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:32 pm

There is a rule that says you must play the course as you find it (803.01).
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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby JHern » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:27 am

You can always modify your shoes for rain, there is no rule against that. I've often wanted to swap out the sole of my shoes with a towel-like material for better traction on concrete in the rain.
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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby 7ontheline » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:12 am

JHern, post of pic of towel shoes please.
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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby Dbuntu » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:21 pm

ATL Scott wrote:Odd, I like to pour water on every concrete tee before I tee off in a tourney. Helps with my footing. Everyone always complains but there's nothing that says I can't.


Seriously? Don't want to be rude, but this post makes you sound like a real prick.
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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby ATL Scott » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:27 pm

Dbuntu wrote:Seriously? Don't want to be rude, but this post makes you sound like a real prick.


Yeah I probably could have worded it better, but why can't I throw off a teepad the way I like it? Who says I have to keep it dry just because everyone else wants it that way? Maybe they are the pricks... :idea:
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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:31 pm

You have the option to put down a towel for better grip during teeing which doesn't impact other players. You are modifying the pad for other players which is changing the course.
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Re: Wet concrete tee pads... cheating?

Postby biscgolf » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:35 pm

extrapolating from the towel rule my partner and i once carried around a piece of indoor/outdoor carpet during an icy doubles event.
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