Senior Golf Rules

Rule #1
 A ball sliced or hooked into the rough shall be lifted and  placed on the fairway at a point equal to the distance it carried or  rolled into the rough with no penalty. Senior players should not be  penalized for uncontrollable mechanical phenomena.

Rule #2
 A ball hitting a tree shall be deemed not to have hit the  tree. This is simply bad luck and luck has no place in a scientific  game. The player must estimate the distance the ball would have  traveled had it not hit the tree and can play the ball from there.

Rule #3
 There shall be no such thing as a lost ball. The missing ball  is on or near the course and will eventually be found and pocketed by  someone else, making it a stolen ball. The player is not to compound  the felony by charging him or herself with a penalty stroke.

Rule #4
 If a putt passes over a hole without dropping in, it's deemed  to have dropped. The law of gravity supersedes the law of golf.

Rule #5
 Putts that stop close enough to the cup that they can be blown  in may be blown in. This does not apply to balls more than three inches from the hole. No one wants to make a travesty of the game.

Rule #6
 There is no penalty for so called "out of bounds." If  penny-pinching golf club owners bought sufficient land, this would not  occur The golfer deserves an apology, not a penalty.

Rule #7
 There is no penalty for ball in a water hazard as golf balls  should float. That they do not is a technical problem that  manufacturers have yet to overcome. Golfers should not be punished for  manufacturer's shortcomings.

Rule #8
 Advertisements proclaim that golf scores can be improved by  purchasing new clubs, balls, shoes, etc. Since this is financially  impossible for the average senior golfer, a stroke per hole may be  subtracted for using old equipment.