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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15 Comments
Seems fake. Why would they put the year in the title LL ike that
Reply2 months
Sounds like playing at Shreveport Country Club in the 1990s
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2. In competitions, during gunfire or while bombs are falling, players may take shelter without penalty or ceasing play. Good to know.
Reply2 months
You get a 1 stroke penalty if you want to hit again during "blitzkrieg." OMG that's hilarious
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Holy Shit
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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.
Reply2 months
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.
2 months
Play it as it is!
Reply2 months
#7 seems a tad harsh...
Reply2 months
I agree. Take a shot Mr Gilmore...
2 months
And people think the Wuhan flu is bad.
Reply2 months
They have similar rules at the Audubon Park course.
Reply2 months
John Barthelemy too
2 months
3 is pretty good
Reply2 months
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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