Chuck Kennedy wrote:There's no requirement that the direction of the line on one side of the mando be the same as the other side 804.02A(1). While it's normally straight through (default position), there are reasons why the designer/TD might have the Missed Mando line angle differently from the Made Mando line (and as noted, this line isn't really needed.) So when the 804.02B refers to missing on the incorrect side, it's only referencing the line on the Missed side when indicating AND staying beyond that line. We agree that there are two lines involved that may be in the same direction but are differentiated by calling one the Missed side and the other the Made side. I agree the RC could have made it more clear if they used the word "that" instead of "the" as the 3rd last word of 804.02B.
Thanks for the reply. So you are saying that in the pic below the green disc has established a position completely beyond the [missed] mandatory line? I think that is somewhat of a stretch (since the green disc is closer to the tee than the missed mandatory line is).
(I borrowed Andrew´s pic which was borrowed from Chuck too, added "a line connecting the lies for the hole" for the orange disc in purple and somewhat sloppily removed 2 disc paths for clarity.)
Chuck Kennedy wrote:While it might make sense, it's not the way the rule is currently written. The bottom route is currently legal.
804.02E speaks of a line connecting the lies, not a line consisting of the flight paths. It is pretty clear from the picture that the purple line connecting the lies for the orange disc does not
pass to the correct sides of all mandatories for the hole. Therefore, the way the rule is currently written, the bottom route is not legal.