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PostSubject: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:19 am

A pretty common scene up here being noticed....think it's good to share with rookies.

http://golf.about.com/cs/rulesofgolf/a/rulefaq_spike.htm

http://golf.about.com/cs/rulesofgolf/a/rule16.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:11 pm

good info. Thanks for sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:34 pm

I have a question on d. Testing Surface
During the stipulated round, a player must not test the surface of any putting green by rolling a ball or roughening or scraping the surface.
What if my caddy marked, picked up my ball and roll the ball to me? Do I have to mark myself as 2 strokes penalty? confused
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:02 pm

I noticed on PGA Tour, the players marked their balls and even picked up thier balls from the holes, not caddies.
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:26 pm

So the answer is cannot repair spike marks?

One thing I would do is to tap down the spike marks not in the lines of the current group's putt. I just not sure if I can do it within the rules. But I thought it would help the next group if they can have a better green to putt on. Small things we can do to help each other.
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:29 pm

samT wrote:
So the answer is cannot repair spike marks?

One thing I would do is to tap down the spike marks not in the lines of the current group's putt. I just not sure if I can do it within the rules. But I thought it would help the next group if they can have a better green to putt on. Small things we can do to help each other.

Yes, that's the spirit. We all should practice before leaving the greens.
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:28 am

samT wrote:
So the answer is cannot repair spike marks?

One thing I would do is to tap down the spike marks not in the lines of the current group's putt. I just not sure if I can do it within the rules. But I thought it would help the next group if they can have a better green to putt on. Small things we can do to help each other.

Good practice, but only after your ball is in the hole. Beer
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:58 pm

Question -

What if on the Green, after my mate putt he walked onto my line of putt and left a spike mark there?

What's the ruling on this and what are my options? can i then repair his spike marks on my line of putt? would he be penalised?
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:07 pm

albatross wrote:
Question -

What if on the Green, after my mate putt he walked onto my line of putt and left a spike mark there?

What's the ruling on this and what are my options? can i then repair his spike marks on my line of putt? would he be penalised?
 You can't repair the spike mark as not stepping on the line isn't a rule but etiquette . so he won't be penalise by stroke ,but you can told him to be careful where he is stepping on  the green as it affect your putt on that hole .
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:15 pm

Cyp_PGA wrote:
albatross wrote:
Question -

What if on the Green, after my mate putt he walked onto my line of putt and left a spike mark there?

What's the ruling on this and what are my options? can i then repair his spike marks on my line of putt? would he be penalised?
 You can't repair the spike mark as not stepping on the line isn't a rule but etiquette . so he won't be penalise by stroke ,but you can told him to be careful where he is stepping on  the green as it affect your putt on that hole .


Thanks bro.

What if we're betting and this asshole just keep stepping on my line of putt knowingly/unknowingly? hahaha.. this spike marks are so bad sometimes it totally alters the path of your otherwise straight putt..

It's a gentlemen game but sometimes there're assholes around... What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:31 pm

albatross wrote:
Cyp_PGA wrote:
albatross wrote:
Question -

What if on the Green, after my mate putt he walked onto my line of putt and left a spike mark there?

What's the ruling on this and what are my options? can i then repair his spike marks on my line of putt? would he be penalised?
 You can't repair the spike mark as not stepping on the line isn't a rule but etiquette . so he won't be penalise by stroke ,but you can told him to be careful where he is stepping on  the green as it affect your putt on that hole .


Thanks bro.

What if we're betting and this asshole just keep stepping on my line of putt knowingly/unknowingly? hahaha.. this spike marks are so bad sometimes it totally alters the path of your otherwise straight putt..

It's a gentlemen game but sometimes there're assholes around... What a Face

Bro,

Why play with an asshole since you know he stinks. Ditch him and play with others since u aren't winning much from him either.
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:12 pm

albatross wrote:
Cyp_PGA wrote:
albatross wrote:
Question -

What if on the Green, after my mate putt he walked onto my line of putt and left a spike mark there?

What's the ruling on this and what are my options? can i then repair his spike marks on my line of putt? would he be penalised?
 You can't repair the spike mark as not stepping on the line isn't a rule but etiquette . so he won't be penalise by stroke ,but you can told him to be careful where he is stepping on  the green as it affect your putt on that hole .


Thanks bro.

What if we're betting and this asshole just keep stepping on my line of putt knowingly/unknowingly? hahaha.. this spike marks are so bad sometimes it totally alters the path of your otherwise straight putt..

It's a gentlemen game but sometimes there're assholes around... What a Face


Just a thought, what if he didnt drag his shoes & leave any spike marks, but had actually helped you to flatten those marks which were there before you guys went onto the green?

I wouldnt mind though with such helpful friends. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:18 pm

Good info! Thanks IGT!
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:39 pm

that means the line of putt is a straight line to hole, never mind if it is a breaking putt.  Is that Correct?
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:21 pm

Hi Haragolfer,

Not correct. See definition here:

http://golf.about.com/cs/rulesofgolf/g/rules_lineofput.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Can Spike Marks in Line of Putt Be Repaired?   Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:20 am

When the spike mark is not there when you mark your ball, it appears later, you can repair it.

See decision on rule 1-2/1
http://www.randa.org/en/Rules-and-Amateur-Status/Rules-of-Golf.aspx#/rules/?ruleNum=1&subRuleNum=2&decisionId=AF042EDC-3960-4C71-B5B3-BB1B161CAD8E
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