Tag Archives: Rules of the game

Sports
August 30, 2018

When are provisional balls allowed?

Question: Jim and Jeff are playing in a tournament.  Jim’s tee shot on the 2nd hole may be resting in the water hazard.  He announces he will stroke a provisional…

Sports
October 5, 2016

Testing the surface

QUESTION: Patty and Walter are playing in a match play tournament. Both players have stroked their tee shots onto the seventh green. Walter, who is nearer the hole, marks, lifts his ball…

Sports
September 28, 2016

Accidental flagstick moves

QUESTION: Boris and Cliff are playing in a tournament. On the 4th hole, both balls rest on the green. As the balls are somewhat close to the hole, Cliff uses…

Sports
September 14, 2016

Teed ball tips over

QUESTION: Rich and Jim are playing in a tournament. On the 6th hole, Jim takes a practice swing in the teeing area. Unintentionally, he strikes and moves his teed ball…

Sports
September 7, 2016

Does touching the sand incur a penalty?

By: Alan Jeffery QUESTION: Susan and Bill are playing in a tournament. On the seventh hole, Susan’s ball rests just outside a bunker. She takes her stance in the bunker, which…

Sports
August 31, 2016

Deflecting off a maintenance vehicle

QUESTION: Carol and Dale are playing in a match play tournament. On the fourth hole, Carol strokes her tee shot. While the ball is in motion, it strikes a course maintenance…

Sports
August 17, 2016

Movable obstructions are not penalized

QUESTION: Terry and Jack are playing in a tournament. On the 7th hole, Terry’s tee shot lands in a water hazard in front of the green. The ball is playable but…

Mental interferences do qualify
Sports
July 1, 2016

Mental interferences do qualify

QUESTION:  Gregg and Andrew are playing in a tournament. On the 18th hole, the balls of both players lie on the green and Andrew is farther from the hole. Gregg’s…

Lifting and cleaning balls
Sports
June 22, 2016

Lifting and cleaning balls

QUESTION: Michelle and Ed are playing in a tournament. On the 16th hole, “ground under repair” lines have recently been painted on the fairway. Michelle’s tee shot has run over the paint…