I occasionally wonder who follows the Rules of Golf in everyday play. When I play a tournament, I carefully adhere to the rules. However, in everyday play, things get a bit loose. Mulligans? No, I tend to not give myself a free reload. I do occasionally hit a second practice shot after a particularly bad approach. While I play the first effort, the Rules of Golf deem my second shot to be practice and it should result in a penalty (darned if I know whether it is 1 or 2 strokes). Do I record the score as a bogey 5 or add the penalty? Bogey 5.
Frankly, I don’t really care how someone keeps score. Unless we are in a competition or playing for money, what someone else does is their own business. I play a lot of golf with people I do not know (walk on single - join a group) and it is interesting to watch how the Rules get bent.
So does anyone out there strictly adhere to the Rules?