Re: Golf's Rules are Bunk
What's funny about all of the weird and different baseball rules is that it's part of what is so cool about baseball.
Golf has too many "duffers", uninformed players who think that buying a golf set from Costco and a pair of golf shoes is enough for understanding how to play the game. It would never occur to half of all golfers that they should see a "professional" and get lessons (every season or two), instead of just going out there and hacking away. That would be akin to being part of a baseball team without a coach, a manager, or ever having had a practice.
But those of us who have played baseball have all played on a "team" at least for one season, if not for 5-10 seasons. How many golfers have been on a "golf team" for even one season, yet alone four or more seasons? 1 out of 1000 would be my guess.
Golf just seems like they have a bunch of odd rules because the majority of people who watch it and play it have never taken it seriously. How many people have actually bothered to ever read the rules? 1 in a 100 at the most. It's more like 4 out of 1000.
Last edited by Kingspoint; 08-31-2010 at 10:57 PM.