In my opinion, the overwhelming majority of golfers do not faithfully follow every rule of golf - if for no other reason, than that there are so darn many rules that the average player simply cannot know all of them.
Moreover, in my experience the vast majority of golfers choose to break certain rules consistently, whether it be something as innoccuous as not returning to the tee after a lost drive for stroke and distance, simply to speed up play. Others play generous “winter rules.” Certain folk justify their “local rules” to the fact that our courses are not as immaculately groomed as the pros’ - and we don’t have the benefit of spotters and officials.
I was wondering if any of you knew of a particular golf rule, yet chose to ignore it.
For me, I’ll start off with this one. On occasion I will intentionally watch other players’ putts for the line - including standing behind my opponent (so long as he doesn’t object).
How bout you?