« on: July 03, 2013, 10:26:12 am »
The short answer for your question, is no for casual rounds even for bag tags not all PDGA rules should be enforced. You can if you want, but I don't thinks it necessary or fun. For casual rounds, most that I play with have a more casual stance on rules too. Marking with a mini or leaving the disc is less strict. If someone flips their disc instead or if it's a gimme and don't mark their disc at all, I don't worry about it. OB is always OB, but you must decide what is and isn't before the round is started or at least the hole has been played. A group of friends playing together should always be courteous, but I don't think it's appropriate to call for strokes for courtesy violations. If it bothers you if one of your friends plays out of turn or some other courtesy violation, say something to them and if they don't stop, don't continue to play with them. What if I decide to drink a beer during a round? That's a violation of PDGA rules. If you and I were playing a casual round (or league round for that matter) and you tell me you are going to stroke me for drinking a beer, guess what I'm not going to want to play with you. I've played rounds were bag tags were in play and we all threw extra shots. Either trying new discs, different lines, or mad at missed putt. The first shot is the one that counts, the rest are just for fun, which is the point. I usually ask first though.
If I'm playing for bag tags, these are the rules I normally play by. Define OB/Mandos (with additional strokes in play), no mulligans (first shot counts), correct stance (no stepping to the side or around a tree to get a better lie, you play it where it's suppose to be played), and for lost discs (strokes added, but don't limit looking to 3 minutes. I will help a friend look for a lost disc until he decides we can't find it). There's probably something else I am missing, but those are generally the rules we go by. But any of those can be decided by a group vote. Remember this all for fun. Go out and have some.