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Sport: War Hazards

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To remind their members that golf is still being played in the ancient and honorable island of its birth, many a U.S. golf club last week posted wartime rules which govern play on British links. Samples:

¶In competitions, during gunfire or while bombs are falling, players may take cover without penalty for ceasing play.

¶The positions of known delayed-action bombs are marked by red flags placed at a reasonably, but not guaranteed, safe distance therefrom.

¶A ball moved by enemy action may be replaced, or if lost or destroyed, ball may be dropped not nearer the hole without penalty.

¶A player whose stroke is affected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb may play another ball from the same place.

Penalty one stroke.

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