TEN RULES TO REMEMBER

 

 

 

1.   Rule 1 You must play the same ball from the teeing ground into the hole. Change the ball only when the rules allow.

 

2. Rule 3-2: You must hole out on each hole. if you don't, you don't have a score and are thus disqualified.

 

3. Rule 5-6: You are responsible for playing your own ball. Put an identification mark on it.

 

4. Rule 13: You must play the ball as it lies.

 

5. Rule 13-4: When your ball is in a hazard, whether sand or water, you cannot touch the surface of the hazard with your club before making your stroke.

 

6. Rule 16: You cannot improve the line of a putt before your stroke by repairing marks made by the spikes on players' shoes

 

7. Rule 24: Obstructions are anything artificial. Some are moveable so you can move them; some are not so then you have to drop within one club length of your nearest point of relief -no penalty.

 

8. Rule 26: if your ball is lost in a water hazard, you can drop another behind the hazard keeping the point where the ball last crossed the hazard between you and the hole -- with a one stroke penalty.

 

9. Rule 27: If you lose your ball anywhere else but in a hazard, return to where you hit your previous shot and hit another - with a one- stroke penalty

 

10.Rule 28: If your ball is unplayable you have three options:

        Play from where you hit your last shot

        Drop within two club lengths of where your ball now is.

        Keep the point where the ball is between you and the hole and drop a ball on that line. You can go back as far as you want.

 

In all cases, you are assessed a one-stroke penalty.

 

 

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