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Golfers used to worry about more than just drunken golf-cart drivers

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Join Neal Boortz in reading the temporary rules of the Richmond Golf Club in 1940 England.

A sampling of the list: Players remove bomb and shrapnel splinters from the field of play; competitions may be delayed if gunfire or bombings occur; shrapnel and other splinters within a clubs length of a ball may be removed without penalty; a ball moved by enemy action may be replaced; a ball lying in a crater may be lifted and dropped no nearer to the hole; a player who’s stroke is effected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb may play another ball from the same place, but not without adding a penalty stroke to the card.

Editorial note: This is really cool, but somewhat chilling.

Photo on 8-23-13 at 3.01 PM

Neal Boortz is a former attorney, a talk show host and a New York Times best-selling author. Follow him on Twitter @Talkmaster


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