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My answer to the multiple choice is D) ? or 3 holes both players had teed off on there 3rd holes and would have to finish them before they could rebuild its group.
So then they would be starting together on hole 4 with the late player recording 3 7's assuming all par 3's. The group is going to be further forced to stay together when the guy that went forward and started on hole 3 has to play hole 1 and 2 which the late guy recorded a couple of 7’s for and the other guy already played.
My experience with these kinds of late people is it would be better assuming the 2-some properly split 1 forward, 1 backward would be place the guy with the 1st 3-some you can find if there are any and be done with it. Card him with X 7's or whatever and go from there.
My club only has 2 events where me might have more than 1 non-playing TD/ official. So I am not likely to send an official out to play with any 2-somes. tell them to break up if somebody(s) are missing.
Now from a player stand point, lets say in the AM3 division if you knew that 2 other AM3's played as a 2-some what would you think as a player in that division, would your thinking change if you found out they were friends? the reason behind the no 2-some rule is to prevent cheating which happens anyways but it cuts down the likely hood of it happening.
I would like to see the PDGA adjust the rule to allow a knowledgable neutral third party (not necessarily an official) as designated by the TD accompany the group of two. To me this would be the least disruptive solution.
tick said:I would like to see the PDGA adjust the rule to allow a knowledgable neutral third party (not necessarily an official) as designated by the TD accompany the group of two. To me this would be the least disruptive solution.
It's already written into the rules.
804.06 Grouping and Sectioning
C. Groups shall not be less than three players, except under extenuating circumstances, as deemed necessary by the director, to promote fairness. In cases where fewer than three players are required to play together, an official is required to accompany the group and may play as long as this does not interfere with the competing players.
D. ...the director may empower non-certified officials...