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When playing in tourneys, at the intermediate level, I am wondering how much to enforce rules. Somethings just drive me crazy. 

not marking a putt, walking up and picking up the disc and dropping it in. I mean come on just drop in another disc. 


Stepping forward, across the lie, on a putt inside 30 feet (10m). 

Not being on the teepad when driving

Throwing from your lie. Not three feet to the side of the lie. If you do a run up on 2nd or 3rd throw who cares if you are off by a tish, I can understand that, but this is no regard for the lie. 

So my question: Do I call these. 

I have tried to suggest that they do not develop bad habits now. After all we are a basic product of our  training. My last event, I would have won if these rules were enforced. And not from calling them, if they were followed I would not have lost by one stroke. One guy made a nearly impossible shot after he stepped aside by three feet with no regard for the lie.  He never could have made the shot otherwise. And if I called everything, he would have won by 30+ stokes. He could not putt over 10 feet. So he always stepped over the line. 

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You should have called him out on it. You are basically part of the problem by not doing so. If they don't like it, tell them to learn the rules or don't play sanctioned events.
Agreed.. If you call him out someone has the second your call.. which means that it's not only pissing you off but some of the others in you group. Thats golf and tourneys should hold up to the rules.. Especially in am2 and up. Rules can be enfforced a little softer in am4/3 but come on..

this isn't nam donnie, there are rules..
Don't take this too personally, because I've had my moments when I didn't call something I should have, but if you don't call someone in your group on a violation you're cheating as well. Say you're on a different card as this guy that constantly cheats (maybe inadvertently) how would you feel if you'd been in contention and the other group didn't call him on anything.

That's why I always try to call people on everything, to the letter, every time. You can say it doesn't bother you, but your duty is to enforce the rules, if not for yourself, then for the other competitors.

That said, there are ways to educate these individuals without destroying their scorecard. One, they get a warning for the first stance violation anyway. If I see them line up for a putt or drive illegally, I'll tell them BEFORE they throw. Then I don't even have to burn their warning. I do this for marking violations too. I think it's good courtesy and I question your scruples if you let someone throw a shot you know is illegal just so that you can stroke them for it.
Thank you guys. I will call from now on, starting say . . . Sunday (next toruney for me).
Call any and all rules violations you see.
Inform your group before you start that you are knowledgeable about the rules, have a rule book with you, and will be calling any and all rule violations and it will never be personal just professional.
This way when you call a rule violation, the guy you called it on does not feel singled out like you are out to get him.
Inform the other players that you expect them to be alert and watching so they can second any rule violations.
Playing by the rules makes you better. We all want to get better.
The most important rule is to stay behind your mark.
As a player new to competitive play, I don't know all the rules but wouldn't mind being called on em (assuming in wasn't just picking on me). I'd rather be called now and know then go on thinking it's all good.

What I can't believe is that this is happening at am 2 level.
Carry a Rule Book always. Know the Rules. Take the PDGA Officials Test. Make sure the group knows the rules before Play !
Actually I have do all that. My problem was trying to be 'nice.' I have taken the rules test and passed and have my cute little card. ANd I always carry a rule book.
This is the kind of person I am talking up, just like you Ryan. I guess I assume the best out of everyone. I would tell you not to do something, rather then the penlty.
I think all rules violations should be called. How will anyone ever learn the rules if they are not called on violations. Whats crazy to me is for someone to think they can just move over three feet and throw.......thats just obviously not how the game is played.......that sounds like "down right cheating" and he may do it because no one ever calls him on it. I would expect to be warned or called on a violation if I was violating a rule even if I didnt know I was doing it.

Call em out!!
I'm guilty of not calling rules violations ,I've seen some blatant rules violations (throwing a second frustration putt after missing the first.during a tourney)The people i play against are mostly friends but I will start calling them in the tourneys to come.
There has only been one tourney that I truly saw rule violations. The kid had only been playing for a month and this was his first tourney. As I saw things happen, I informed him of what he did wrong. I didn't call him out on it due to he was struggling enough with the round. Now if it was someone that I knew had been playing for a while and was blatantly breaking rules I would have called him out.

For though of you that wonder why I took his word on only playing for a month. His game proved it. But we all had to start some where.

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