Fort Myers, emergency landing on the green

North of Fort Myers is the Del Tura Golf & Country Club, a semi-private clubhouse featuring 27 holes designed by Ron Garl

by Andrea Gussoni
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Fort Myers, emergency landing on the green

North of Fort Myers is the Del Tura Golf & Country Club, a semi-private clubhouse featuring 27 holes designed by Ron Garl. It is certainly not one of the best known among the over 1,100 clubs in Florida, but in recent days it has made headlines for a singular case of application of a game rule.

The rule in question is, according to the numbering effective this year, 15.2a, Relief from movable obstruction. According to a tweet on the profile of the Lee County Sheriff's Office, on Thursday the Office itself was contacted by the staff of the club for an unusual emergency.

A single-engine plane, due to a sudden breakdown, made an emergency landing along the 9th hole of the Presidential, stopping close to the green.

Pga, results

At that moment a team was arriving aboard two carts. The players rushed to help the pilot who, fortunately, was completely unharmed.

Once the situation stabilized, rule 15.2a came into play. The players, applying the text of the rule to the letter, proceeded to ask the pilot if it was possible to move the plane. They had to remove the movable obstruction from the green in order to play the hole.

And all true, as documented by the tweet of the Monday Q Info profile. The PGA Tour became its own organization in 1968, when it split from the PGA of America, which is now primarily an association of golf professionals, such as instructors and club managers.

Tournament players first formed their own organization, the Association of Professional Golfers (APG). Later, in 1968, the players abolished the APG and agreed to operate as the PGA "Tournament Players Division", a fully autonomous division of the PGA, overseen by a new 10-member Tournament Policy Board.

The name then officially changed to "PGA Tour" in 1975. In 1981, it had a marketing dispute with the PGA of America and decided to officially change its name. From the end of August of that year it becomes "TPA Tour", which stands for "Tournament Players Association". The dispute was resolved within seven months and the name of the tour reverted to being "PGA Tour" in March 1982.

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