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Comment from: Rich [Visitor]
You don't need medication. You need to take some time to read the rule book.

Players are almost never penalized for slow play for taking time between shots, they're penalized for the time it actually takes to play when it's their turn.

The USGA guideline for the maximum time it should take a player to play his stroke is 40 seconds. That time is measured from when it's his turn to play (which is a reasonable amount of time from when a fellow competitor's shot has come to rest, or when he is first to play and he has arrived at his ball and put down his clubs ), until the moment he strikes the ball.

If he was warned previously about a "bad time" (which he was), then his next time over 40 seconds would result in a 1 stroke penalty. Simple as that.

40 seconds may not seem like a long time, but in golf terms it's an eternity.
07/20/11 @ 18:03
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Thank you, Rich, for the rule book suggestion. Explain, then, why the two guys got let off easy and the one kid did not? I realize that the one dude may have been culpable, but it's quite ironic that they would penalize the one and not the other three, especially after the entire group had been on the clock.
07/21/11 @ 10:46

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