Righting a wrong
I was dismayed to read that Eoin Murphy was disqualified for not entering his score into the computer (September issue). While a club may have some sort of club penalty for failure to enter the score into the computer, e.g. a ban from the following competition, they are not permitted to disqualify a player. Refer to Decision 6-6b/8 in the Decisions on the Rules of Golf. Joe Halpin, via email doesn’t then the next one is deemed to have done so. Simple as that.
This will do away with marking and cleaning the ball a second time, straddling a fellow golfer’s line or moving the marker and then moving it back. Why not try it when temporary greens are in operation or for a society’s second round on a day out? Cliff Hancock, via email