Rules for Bedroom Golf
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 1 May 96 15:47:53 -0700
Subject: Rules for Bedroom Golf
Forwarded-by: "Jack D. Doyle" <doylej@PEAK.ORG>
Forwarded-by: Guenther Stotzky <stotzky@is2.NYU.EDU>
Forwarded-by: David Pramer <PRAMER@ORSP.Rutgers.edu>
Rules for Bedroom Golf
1. Each player will furnish his own equipment for play... normally, one or
2. Play must be approved by the owner of the hole.
3. Unlike outdoor golf, the object is to get the club in the hole, while
getting the balls as close to the hole without actually going in.
4. For most effective play, the club should have a firm shaft. Course
owners are permitted to check the shaft for stiffness before play begins.
5. Course owners have the right to restrict the length of the club to avoid
damage to the hole.
6. The object of the game is to take as many strokes as necessary until the
course owner is satisfied that play is complete. Failure to do so may
result in being denied permission to play the course again.
7. It is considered bad form to begin playing a hole immediately upon
arrival at the course. An experienced player will normally take time to
admire the entire course, with special attention to the well-formed
8. Players are cautioned not to mention other courser they have played.
Upset course owners have been known to damage a player's equipment for
9. Players are encouraged to have proper rain gear at all times.
10. When a new course is being played, players should assure themselves
that their match is properly scheduled. Other players have been known
to become irate when they discover some one else is playing what they
consider a private course.
11. Players should not assume a course is ready for play at all times.
Some players may be embarrassed if they find the course is temporarily
under repair. Players are advised to be extremely tactful in this
situation. More advanced players will find alternate means of play when
this is the case.
12. Players are advised to obtain the course owner's permission prior to
attempting the back nine.
13. Slow play is encouraged; however, players should be prepared to speed
up play at the owner's request.
14. It is considered outstanding performance, time permitting, to play the
same hole several times in one match.
15. The course owner will be the sole judge of who is the best player.
© 1996 Peter Langston