Originally Posted by voelker
What is the ruling if a spectator has a photograph of the following putt. Can the spectator call to attention the possible violation or is he/she to remain silent?
I don't see why a spectator couldn't voice his/her opinion on the legality of a player's putt. Doesn't the crowd go nuts when they think a baseball umpire missed a call? The crowd can't actually legally call a foul, but they can point out the fact that a player is repeatedly committing infractions, thereby drawing the attention of those who can
make the call.
Obviously walking with the gallery is not the same as courtside seats at a Lakers game, but there are plenty of instances when it is acceptable for the gallery to make noise. Your noise just happens to be "___ is foot-faulting every putt!" instead of "Yay!".