For every step golf takes to catch up with the times, there are still occasions when it can't shake its stodgy reputation. We remember the day not long ago, at a pricey resort, when we overheard a well-dressed teenager on the phone: "No, you have to pick me up. I can't play. I don't have a collared shirt!" These are the moments when, as a sport, we can't get out of our own way. Take the assortment of rules still found at courses around the country. Not rulebook rules, but "etiquette guidelines" that, depending on who you're talking to, range from sensible to reprehensible. Here we list 10 of the most debatable rules in golf, some of which you might agree with, plenty of others that might leave you shaking your head.
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