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Old June 17th, 2002, 04:33 PM
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Default The Rules of Golf

Here they are :

<http://www.usga.org/rules/golfers_with_disabilities.html>



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Default Re: The Rules of Golf

That website says nothing about my disability in just being able to play golf - just how high must my handicap be in order to be deemed disabled?

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Old June 18th, 2002, 06:56 AM
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The USGA establishes rules of golf for establishing equitable handicapping indices and promoting fair standards of play. The PGA holds tournaments and manages the tour. I have always wanted to throw away my rule book and let one rule apply to golf............ play the ball as it lies. If it can't be played, i.e. it's in the water for instance, go back to where it was struck and hit another.

But then I'm not any better at computer golf than I am at real golf!

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Old June 18th, 2002, 09:59 AM
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Hey, Tom ...

Are you sure your last name isn't Mulligan?

PGA Rules coming up ...

<http://www.pga.com/Rules/Summary_of_Rules/>

Golf joke:

After the Masters, Tiger Woods ambles up to the pro shop at the lily-white Augusta Country Club (not to be confused with the course where the Masters is played) and allows as how he'd like to play a round.

Shocked, the pro says, "Oh, no. You want the Augusta NATIONAL course. It's just a long drive over that chain link fence behind you."

"But you don't understand," protests Tiger, "I'm Tiger Woods."

The pro thinks for a minute. "In that case, it would be a five iron."
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Old June 18th, 2002, 10:39 AM
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Here's one too:

Ariel Sharon, head of the Jewish state of Israel, proposed a golf match between him and the Pope to display the brotherhood of the two faiths.

At a meeting in the Vatican the cardinals proposed the offer to the Pope who thought it was a good idea. "However, I've never even held a golf club in my hands before, is there a cardinal amongst you who could play in my place?" the Pope responded.

The cardinals looked around and reluctantly shook their heads as no cardinal in the group played golf either. Then one cardinal had an idea.

"There is a devout Catholic in America who is a great golfer. His name is Jack Nicklaus and I bet he would play in your place." he said. "We'll just make him a Cardinal and let him represent you and we'll be sure to win."

It was agreed and the call was made to Jack who obligingly agreed to play for the Pope.

After the match was completed Jack returned to the Vatican and spoke to the Pope.

"Your highness, I have good news and bad news to report."

"Let me hear the good news first Cardinal Nicklaus." the Pope said.

"Well, someone up above must've been looking over me today. I shot the best golf of my entire life. My drives were long and straight, my irons were crisp and true, and my putting was flawless." Jack said.

"Well let me hear the bad news Cardinal Nicklaus." the Pope asked.

"I still lost by 7 strokes to Rabbi Tiger Woods"
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Did I miss something? This has WHAT to do with cruising and gripes about cruising?
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Old June 18th, 2002, 12:16 PM
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Thule ...

Yes, you missed something. This particular thread came out of a discussion of "women and children first" in the lifeboats which then went on to a discussion of the ADA and then further about how it applies to a professional golfer who is allowed to "ride" rather than walk.

All were valid questions even if not directly related to cruising. It helps people to understand other people better.

These sorts of wide-ranging discussions are the heart and soul of any bulletin board because it's community-building. So, to answer your question, probably nothing. But it has everything to do with community. And that's what we are about here at CruiseMates.

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Ahh - wasn't trying to diss anyone - just wasn't sure how it could relate. I haven't read that other thread - too long and looked like it might get inflammatory. Lately I've lowered my IQ and been stalking the fodor's mess, and their bickering puts me in an antagonistic-defensive mood, which sometimes creeps into my real self. So sorry.
I really need to just quit going there, but it's sort of like a wreck on the highway or jerry springer (doesn't deserve to have his name capitalized) - sometimes you just get pulled in and it's hard to escape ;-)
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Never played any golf, but I sure do love watching Tiger play. I do think that it would be unfair to let one or two people ride carts and everyone else walk at PGA tournaments. The Open course was 7 miles of up and down walking in windy and wet weather. Riding in a cart would provide a distinct advantage.
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Thule ...

No problem. Must be tough to be there in Greenland where there is a woman behind every tree. Could make anyone cranky. Whether you are guy find to find the lady behind the tree or the lady looking to hide behind one.

Here on CruiseMates, "Homey Don't Play That Game" as it is frequently played on other sites. Civility rules. And it's a comfort and a safe haven.

No flames. A little spirited discourse from time to time, but no personal attacks and no profanity. EVER. Our Board Monitors are constantly on altert for that sort of thing and just don't let it happen.

Your question was well-put. I hope I answered it adequately.



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Thanks for explaining the thread connection, Pamda. I was scratching my head as well, wondering how this golf topic seemingly popped up out of the blue. At least now it makes some sort of sense...lol. I'm sure that the "regulars" knew right away what the connection was but I only occasionally drop in and the "being lost" factor was about to set in again
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Hi, Raven ...

My bad, I should have put an introductory paragraph or so up about the "why" of it.

You should drop in more often !!!

But glad I could explain it.

I'll spare you the rest of my golf jokes. Except, of course, Kuki.

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The authority under the Rules of Golf for the PGA is covered under Appendix A (local rules), Part C (conditions of competition). What the Supreme Court ruled in Martin v. PGA is that the PGA was an employer under the ADA, and that providing a cart for him due to his disability was a "reasonable accomidation".

The key to remember when thinking of the ADA is the term, "reasonable". The ADA does provide exceptions when providing accomidations for the disabled would not be architectulally feasable, such as on historic buildings, or if the accomidation would cause financial hardship on the company.
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Now Pam...................that remark about Kuki could be considered a personal attack...................Nah!!!!!


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It wasn't a personal attack, Thomas ... just a little Ping.

I think it's time to go quietly.
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<<Author: Thomas (---.lvs.dupont.com)
Date: 06-19-02 06:23

Now Pam...................that remark about Kuki could be considered a personal attack...................>>>


A personal attack is when I feel the open palm brush my cheek

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You're hilarious..............

Is that little Ping like flicking the back of his ear like my older brother would do to me when we were kids?

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Thomas ...

If you have ever seen a photograph of Kuki and me together (there were several in the Get Lei'd reports) you would know why this pamda does NOT mess with a moose.

Besides, he cheats at tug of war. And I'll bet he shoots Mulligans.
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but better this thread go to the Chit Chat board
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