From The Fringe

The Rules Of Golf And Why You Should (Or Shouldn’t) Know Them

By Ian Fabian (iG Contributor)

It’s been several years now, but it seems like only yesterday. My good golfing buddy Dave, who was Club Captain of the Men’s Club at the course we were members of, was attempting to convince me I should join the Board and contribute my ideas to the general benefit of the membership.

There was alcohol involved and after some debate back and forth I asked what position Dave thought I might be suited for. Dave replied there was an opening for the Chair of Rules and Discipline he thought I’d be perfect for.

This article will (eventually) deal with the Rules aspect of the position, but allow me to pause here and state that when you’re the Chair of the Discipline committee people are very friendly to you on a regular basis whether they’ve done anything to worry about or not.

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The Key To Your Best Round Of Golf - Think About It

by Ian Fabian (iG contributor)

There is no doubt in my mind that the key to your best round of golf ever is the “swing thought.”

We constantly hear that the game is far more mental than physical and therein lies the power of the swing thought. For those who may be new to the game let me endeavour to explain exactly how the swing thought works (or, in some cases, doesn’t work).

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Golfer Hits Into Group In Front, Then Beats Man Unconscious With A Club

Michael Plumlee Of Texas Is In Critical Condition After Being Attacked By Another Golfer With A Club. (Photo/Brandi Plumlee)

CARROLLTON, Texas (Golf Wire) -- A Texas man is in critical condition after being attacked with a golf club while finishing a round at Indian Creek Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas, last Friday.

Michael Plumlee and three friends were putting out on the 17th hole a day after Thanksgiving when the group behind hit into them.

According to local news, Plumlee reacted by throwing the group’s balls off the green, prompting one of the men to respond violently in anger.

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BBC Requests Release from Contract to Deliver Live Coverage for The Open 2016

Following the BBC’s announcement, The R&A can confirm that it was approached in recent weeks by the BBC to discuss being released from its contract to provide live coverage of The 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon in 2016. After significant deliberation, The R&A has accepted the BBC’s proposal and agreed that the BBC be allowed to amend its broadcast arrangements for The Open 12 months early.

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