To all of our Frankly Friends and other visitors to our site we wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year and hope that you will continue to enjoy our weekly insights about golf in general and our weekly Putting Tips. We have made it easy for you to have your say and comment every week so take advantage of this and share your thoughts.
We wish to acknowledge, The Spirit of our Game as outlined in The Rules of Golf.
“Golf is played for the most part without supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times irrespective of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the game of golf.”
We wish that out of respect for others; Speed up play, Rake bunkers and, Repair any damage to the course and especially ball marks on the green.
Do all you can to gain the respect of the golfers behind you.
Good luck and Putt Well in 2013
I agree with Monty that you ( Frank & Valerie) have provided golfers who love and respect the game so many simple and effective putting and swing thoughts plus golf equipment explanations to help improve our play and truly enjoy the game. More importantly in 2013, “Tee it Forward”, and “Play Ready Golf “to improve pace of play, and thirdly, “Properly Repairing Ball Marks” on the greens are (Critical), (along with filling divots, and bunker raking). All have to be emphasized by the USGA, Royal and Ancient Group, and all Professional Tours. It’s time to stand up and emphasize that golfers understand their responsibility to maintain playing conditions for each group behind them. As many of you know, if a ball mark is properly repaired it will heal in 48 hours. Otherwise, it leaves a dead brown grass dent that can cause you to miss making your birdie or par putts.. In every pro shop behind the cash register there should be a poster program from golfing bodies to show the effects of good vs. incorrect handling of playing conditions. It will make an enormous difference for the game of golf to be more fun. By the way, when was the last time you missed a putt because a ball mark was not repaired correctly, or played a shot from an unfilled divot?
Let’s start now, Doug
I would like to thank you for all that you do to make golf a more enjoyable experience for all. Also to wish good health and GOD’s Blessings this new year for you and yours.
I think Monty pretty much said it all …
thanks for all you two do … these are one of those emails I look forward to opening each month.