Outside help/Club distances during round
I just read the post on lead tape during a round and it got me thinking about an article/quick tip in this motnhs' Golf World with Sandy Lyle.
The tip is to basically to put some tape around each club and write on the tape your distances for a full swing, 3/4 swing, 1/2 swing and grip down swing.
Is this legal ? and could you carry a card round showing your average distance or is it deemed to be outside help in some way ??
Reply : Tue 13th Sep 2011 11:42
You're probably right, I hadn't thought about the course yardage books they carry. I just wasn't sure if you could specifically document club distances or whether that it was use from memory only.
Reply : Tue 13th Sep 2011 12:47
Nothing wrong with you knowing how far you hit each club with a full, 3/4 and 1/2 swing.
Most of my scoring clubs I know in my head how far these distances are, but I have a piece of paper in my yardage book with them written down.
And it's not unusual for me to have to alter these distances two or three times during a season.
Don't know why, maybe I'm making a better contact with the ball, or even using a different golf ball.
Reply : Tue 13th Sep 2011 12:53
Thanks, you learn something new every day
What about a tips book showing quick fixes for things like playing downhill lies, ball below feet etc?
Reply : Tue 13th Sep 2011 12:57
AS GPSs are allowed I can't think of anything to do with yardage that can be seen as illegal. I personally don't agree with GPS's in competition (though I've listened on the tee). I think Russ is lucky if he knows how far his shots are going. I don't.. I go through phases where ...my full 9 iron can go 120-150 yds depending on my strike. a 20% difference is disconcerting.