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.