Check Out These Incredible 'Rules of Golf' From a British Course During WWII
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If you thought golf was hard now, check out these "Rules of Golf" from a British Course during WWII...
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TEMPORARY RULES OF GOLF, 1941

RICHMOND GOLF COURSE

London, England

1. Players are asked to collect the bomb and shrapnel splinters to save these causing damage to the mowing machines.

2. In competitions, during gunfire or while bombs are falling, players may take shelter without penalty or ceasing play.

3. The positions of known delayed action bombs are marked at a reasonable, but not guaranteed, safe distance therefrom.

4. Shrapnel and/or bomb splinters on the Fairways, or in Bunkers, within a club's length of a ball may be moved without penalty, and no penalty shall be incurred if a ball is thereby caused to move accidentally.

5. A ball moved by enemy action may be replaced, or if lost, or destroyed, a ball may be dropped not nearer the hole without penalty.

6. A ball lying in a crater may be dropped not nearer the hole, preserving the line to the hole, without penalty.

7. A player whose stroke is affected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb may play another ball. Penalty one stroke.
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Originally published on TigerDroppings.com

Comments

15 Comments
Seems fake. Why would they put the year in the title LL ike that
Reply1 month
Sounds like playing at Shreveport Country Club in the 1990s
Reply1 month
2. In competitions, during gunfire or while bombs are falling, players may take shelter without penalty or ceasing play. Good to know.
Reply1 month
You get a 1 stroke penalty if you want to hit again during "blitzkrieg." OMG that's hilarious
Reply1 month
Holy Shit
Reply1 month
Keep Calm and Carry On. These people were all that stood between Nazi domination and the rest of the world. The Soviets were carrying Hitler's water until he turned on them. We were sitting in isolation 3000 miles away until Pearl Harbor. So hats off to the intrepid British people of that time that would not be bullied and give up what they wanted to do and stood up to the Nazis. Well done, lads.
Reply1 month
They would come out of their bomb shelters and go to work or the kids went to school. They were and are some resilient people.
1 month
Play it as it is!
Reply1 month
#7 seems a tad harsh...
Reply1 month
I agree. Take a shot Mr Gilmore...
1 month
And people think the Wuhan flu is bad.
Reply1 month
They have similar rules at the Audubon Park course.
Reply1 month
John Barthelemy too
1 month
3 is pretty good
Reply1 month
A player whose stroke is affected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb may play another ball. Penalty one stroke. Best one lol
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