RULES OF GOLF Revision Every 4 Years Clarifies And Simplifies The Rules of Golf are published annually by the United Suites Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. Changes in the rules may be made each year il necessary. Significant rules changes normally occur every otner year and iliC i limit; InxiiCN \r lliC luiiViC ITiakC a comprehensive review ol the rules every four years or quadrennially. 19?2 is a year for quadrennial changes which are intended to clarify and simplify rules. Much of the de liberations over such changes stems from the "Decisions on the Rules of Golf." These "Decisions" are made based upon occasions when two rules ap pear to be in conflict or when circumstances arise which produce doubts about how to proceed under the rules as currently written. New Definitions Four definitions are in the new rules of golf. Two are clarifications of previous definitions and two arc brand new definitions. The old definition of "casual water" has been expanded to clarify that fa>st is neither casual water nor a loose impediment. Under the old definition for "equipment" a golf can, motorized or not, was treated as having the same status as a "caddie." Under the old definition and the associated rules, there was a whole bag full of "decisions" regarding the status of players riding in a motorized cart. They were confusing, depend ing on whether you were playing stroke play or match play and further con founding when fellow competitors shared the same cart. The new definition of "equipment" simply states that, "If such a cart is shared by two or more players, the carl and everything in it is are deemed to be the equipment of the player whose ball is involved except that, when the cart is being moved by one of the players sharing it. the cart and every tiling in it are deemed to be that player's equipment.' This is an excellent simplifi cation of all preceding rules and decisions w hich leaves little to be interpret ed. Coaches May Give Advice To Teams The two new definitions have been created to accompany a new note un der Rule 8. Advice. "Line of Play" and "Line of Putt" are the two new defini tions. Line of Play is defined as the direction which the player wishes his ball to take after a stroke. Line of Putt is the direction which the player wishes his hall to lake after a stroke on the putting green. These two definitions may seem innocuous but they solve a problem which has confounded golf coaches for years. Under the old note for Rule 8, coaches or team captains of golf teams could not render advice under the rules if the team competition included an individual competition. In college and high school competition, among others, there is always an individual competition for medalist honors, or the player posting the lowest score in the tournament The old note and the old conditions of the competition meant that a coach could not render Advice to his players during play of a round. That is like a football coach preparing his team for a game, but once the game is un der way, the coach could only be an informed cheerleader. Imagine a baseball game without managers or base coaches where signals could not be used to communicate with the players. That was the exact circumstances that golf coaches faced during competition in the past. Under the new note to Rule 8, a coach or a team captain may lie appoint ed to give advice to team members during competition "with or without" concurrent individual competition. Under the conditions of the competition the committee may allow one person on each team to render advice. A wel come change to be sure. iWILLGOLF ' ' * BY WILL COCKRELL Jk New Rules Vary In Scope There are 32 additional changes to rules and appendices which represent the most changes I can remember lor any given year, quadrennial or not. Those which arc simplifications may not be noticed by many golfers, but there are some clarifications that will result in changes in the way you play the game and how you penalized yourself. In the next week or so, I will try to explain how these changes may have a bearing on your game. It you can't wait that long, you may stop by a pro shop and pick up your own copy of the 1992 Rules of Golf. MID-WINTER GOLF SPECIALl Green Fees and Cart.. .$18 Anytime Silver Scot 845's 2-PW Tony Penna Cavity back irons, 3-PW Penna Pinjammer cavity backs, 3-PW AT $A77 COST -r MM AT COST AT COST *381 *310 Call For Tee Times 754-4660 IBRlERWdOD. 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One point was awarded to the first person reaching the green, one point to the player nearest the hole on the approach shot and one point to the urst player in the cup. Ruth Gardner. Alice Grossman and Millie Thomas lied for second place with 19 points each. Thomas chipped in for birdie at the fifth and 10th holes. Marion Rhodes also chipped in at the fifth hole, and Rowe chipped in at the 10ih. Edna Hollowed birdicd the 17th. Carolina Shores Ladies Betty Kibblehouse shot 74 to win the first flight in die Carolina Shores Ladies Golf Association tournament last Thursday. Runncrs-up in the top (light were Ginnie Denickson with 74, Sue Grcincr with 75 and Lynn Jcrr with 76. Second llight winners were Betty Goodwin with 72, Pal Reardon with 75 and Barbara Brooks and Gloria Lucas with 78. Jackie Distler led the way in the third fiight with 74. Runnervup were Dottic Russo with 75 and Helen Marsh and Doreen Spearin with 78. In the fourth flight, Jean Palmer took first place with 74. Cissic Fleming was sccond with 76 and Claude Kykcr was third with 78. Pat Soulc and Denickson had low putts wiih 30 cach. Dcrrickson also chippcd in at the seventh hole and Tcrri Gould birdicd the fourth. Sea Trail Men John Ewart, Al Cambria, Bill Miller and Guy Moullon combined for a 62 and won the Sea Trail Men's Golf Association best ball event last week. Second place went to ihe fo,,r some of Bill Upton. Gene Bilz. Ted Acton anil Lou Meyer with a net 63. Wayne Rull, Keiih Curry, Dave Llewellyn and Jim Blanda also shot 63 to tie the team of Marv Peters, Willie Criswcll, Clarence Brown and Bob Moore. Closest to the pin winners were Wayne Rull of the second hole and Ray Washam on ihe i2iii. Ruth's Renegades Blanche Johnson shot gross 1 1 7 and Ruth Brown shot net 78 to lead the way in the Ruth's Renegades tournament last week at Carolina Shores. Lion's Paw Hosts Senior Tournament Lion's Paw Golf Links at Gris sctlown will host the next Bruns wick County Parks and Rccreation senior golf tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The format is gross scorc, and men and women golfers will com pete. against people in their age group. Players are encouraged to make their own foursome. Sign-ups start at 8 a.m. and play begins at 8:30 a.m. The starting time may be delayed if the weather is too cold. The S20 registration fee covers green fees, carts, prizes and lunch following the tournament. To rceistcr call the nro shon at 1 - 800-233'- 1801 or Kay Brannon at 919-?78 14()9. WINTER RATES $24 Before Noon $20 After Noon includes green fee & carl ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP $390 single $550 couple Call for more details REDUCED RATES for Brunswick and Horry Cty. Residents, 803-249-1478 : 800-842-8390 f Hwy. 9, 10 mi. west of Hwy. 17, j North Myrtle Beach, SC / Golfing \ t Action M ' Jenny Briggs finished second in the low gross division with 117 and hail low pulls for the day with 32. Mary Elliott and Marie Broekstra each finished with 33 putts. Play at Brierwood was canceled due to rain. Brierwood Ladies Ann Hierman fired the low gross of 89 to lead the first flight in the Brierwood Ladies Golf Association tournament last week Joanna Lang and Claire Aston tied for the low net of 70 in the top (light. Doris Dunfce, Lang and Hierman tied for low putts with 32. In the second flight, Esther Smith had the low gross of 1 (X). Pat O'Connell and Marge Haipei tied for low net with 76. Joyce Thompson had low putts witli 31 . Catherine Clcmtnons and Betty Maerker tied for low gross in the third llight with rounds of 105. Low net winners in the third flight were Marion Corbin with 72 and Mary Ahearn with 73. Virginia Gibson had low putts with 30. Fourth flight winners were Molly Hoke with gross 107, Lou Culp with net 76 and Louise Blizzj.nl with net 77. Dot Frey and Hoke tied for low putts with 32. Chip-ins were cardcd by Marje Roach at the first hole, Maerker at the sixth and Culp at the ninth. Mary Schaack birdied the 1 1 th. Nifty Niners Members of the Carolina Shores Nifty Niners competed for low net last Thursday at Brierwood and Ocean Isle Beach golf courses. Winners at Brierwood were Nancy Bradbury with 35, Jane Taubcl with 38 and Helen Spinner with 42. At Occan Isle, lop finishers were Jean Jann with 30, Gcrric O'Connell with 3 1 and Jeanne Shields with 33. Carolina Shores Men Bill Haupt caglcd the 18th hole at The Pearl's west course to highlight play in the Carolina Shores Men's Golf Association tournament last Wednesday. Haupt sank his third shot on the 508-yard par five, hilling an 8-iron over the water. Playing partners were Jim Harlan, Pat Lupia and Nat Peavy. The team of Jack Hinle, Ernie Schobcr, Bill Higgins and Ken Singleton won the two best hall event with a score of 120. Finishing second, also with 120, was the foursome of Dick Stewart. Gene Bii/.. John Heaiy and Cuiiy Anzich. Third place went to the team of Boh Russo, Bruce Kibblchousc, Bill Bottenus anil Mike Abbcnc with 122. Bcmic Distler, Pel Greincr, Bill Bechtle and Tony Santino defeated the team of Bill Tcschlcr, Tom Brendgord, Fred Jan/cn and Roger Thompson for fifth place on a match of cards after both groups shut 1 23. Closest to the pin winners were Wayne Johnson at the sccond hole, Iggy Pulco at the fourth, Roger Thompson at the 13th and Dick Stewart at the 17th. CS Travel League The newly-formed Carolina Shores Men's Travel Lxaguc held its first tournament last Friday at the Jones coursc at Sea Trail Plantation. The team of Dick Powell, Jack O'Conncll, Tom Kecnc and Tony Basilc won the two best ball event with a score of 1 27. Finishing three shots back in sec ond place was the foursome of Bill Miller. Lcn Brown, Frank Koss and Jim Mahony. The team of Tom Hoskinson, Ed Jacobs, Joe Mco and Henry Michcl took third place with 134. Placing fourth with a 135 was the team of Bob Johnson, Bill Bcchtlc, Ernie Kocppcl and Bob Carter. Biii McC/oskey. Ucnc Miluicr, Jack Baumeister and A1 Storm fin ished fifth, also with a 135. The new golf group will compctc each Friday at area courses. Sea Trail Ladies Robin Walters shot 33.5 to win the Sea Trail Ladies Golf Associ ation Uiuiiidinem iasi "Wednesday. Golfers counted scores on p;.r fours only. Runncrs-up were Marge Gallop with 39 and Lois Curry with 40.5. Other top finishers were Mary Pcnficld with 41, Jean Krishcr with 42.5 and Jane Bye and Nancy Williams with scores of 43. Brierwood Men Ray Lindcr, John Martocci. Paul Keeley and Morris Hall shot 127 to win the Brierwood Men's Golf Association two best ball event last Thursday. 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