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A Hidden Part of the Job

A Hidden Part of the Job

People often ask me what I like most and what I like least about my job as a golf rules official.  There are so many great things about my job which makes it difficult for me to identify a single most favorite part of my job.  However, things...

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Air Horn Communication

Air Horn Communication

Golf is a very unique sport for many reasons – one of which is that it is played over a very large area.  Because of that, rules officials need to use air horns to signal a suspension or resumption of play.  Much like there is in boating...

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Status of an Obstruction

Status of an Obstruction

Sometimes Rules Committees are forced to deal with objects such as signs, garbage cans, port-o-lets, display cars, etc. that can show up unexpectedly during a golf tournament. The real estate sign shown here was a great example of this. To...

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Multi Course Setup

Multi Course Setup

by Tom Hearn | Dec 12, 2016 | Insights | 0 comments Last week at orange county national in Winter Garden, Florida at the final stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, two different courses were used simultaneously which requires the...

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Monday Qualifier

Monday Qualifier

One of the most interesting, yet lesser known, components of the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and Web.com Tour is that players can often times gain access to one of those tournaments by going through the Monday Qualifier.  These are also known as...

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Advance Week

Advance Week

  Advance Week… Long before the players and caddies arrive for a tournament, many details must be ironed out to ensure everything is in place for them.  Each event on the Web.com Tour has a local Tournament Director and supporting...

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Flying Divot

Flying Divot

  Flying Divots at Rust-Oleum Championship During the 2nd round of the Web.com Tour’s Rust-Oleum Championship, Rodolfo Cazaubon played his approach with a wedge from the middle of the 5th fairway.  What happened as a result of that stroke is...

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Unique Week

Unique Week

Last week’s BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by Synnex is a one-of-a-kind experience for the professionals on the Web.com Tour.  It is the only week on our Tour where there is a Four-Ball (best ball) pro-am competition occurring concurrently with the...

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In or Out?

In or Out?

There are many sports that have boundaries – whether it is a goal line or sideline in football, a foul line in baseball or an end line in tennis.  Often a ball or a foot comes close to one of these lines and a referee or umpire has to make...

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