Tag Archives: Rules of the game

Sports
June 1, 2016

Rules of the Game: Intentional Knock?

QUESTION: Mindy and Josh are playing in a tournament. On the 3rd hole both players walk to the green where their balls rest. Mindy is farther away and prepares to putt. She asks Josh to mark his ball, which is in her line.  Josh marks…

Rules of the Game: The cause of movement
Sports
May 31, 2016

Rules of the Game: The cause of movement

QUESTION: Connie and Howie are playing in a tournament. On the 14th hole, Connie’s ball rests on the green. Close to the ball is a twig (loose impediment). Connie removes the twig, but in the process of removal, she accidentally moves the ball with…

Rules of the Game
Sports
May 11, 2016

Rules of the Game

Live insect interference

QUESTION:  Peter and John are playing in  tournament. On the second hole, Peter finds a live insect crawling on his ball on the putting green. Because the live insect is not adhering to the ball, it is considered a loose impediment, Peter…

Rules of the Game
Sports
May 6, 2016

Rules of the Game

QUESTION: Corey and Justin are playing in a tournament. On the fourth hole, Justin’s ball lands in an area where the stakes defining a water hazard were improperly installed. Clearly, the area where the ball landed was part of the hazard but technically, the ball…

Rules of the Game
Sports
April 27, 2016

Rules of the Game

By Alan Jeffery

Teaching Professional at Green Mountain National Golf Course

Question: Carol and Chad are playing in a tournament. On the 14th hole, Carol strokes her tee shot into an area where there is a high rough preceding an area of casual water which…

Rules of the Game
Sports
October 7, 2015

Rules of the Game

QUESTION: Steve and Ann are playing in a tournament. On the 16th hole, Ann strokes her ball into the rough. When she gets to the ball, she deems the ball unplayable. However, she then discovers the ball is lying in ground under repair.

She lifts the…

Rules of the Game
Sports
October 2, 2015

Rules of the Game

By Alan Jeffery

QUESTION: Joleen and Nancy are playing in a tournament. On the 10th hole, Joleen strokes her ball about 175 yards from the tee area. The area is dense with vegetation and the ball may be lost. Joleen plays a provisional ball. After…

Rules of the Game
Sports
September 18, 2015

Rules of the Game

QUESTION: Kyler and Andrew are playing in a tournament. Kyler has a caddie and Andrew is carrying his own bag. On the 6th hole, Kyler’s ball lies off the green. His caddie goes to the green and touches the green with a club to indicate a line…

Rules of the Game
Sports
September 10, 2015

Rules of the Game

By Alan Jeffery

QUESTION:  The following situation recently took place at GMNGC.  Marcia and Pat are playing in a tournament.  On the 3rd hole, Pat, who was away, strokes her ball onto the green and it rests a few feet from the hole.  Marcia uses…

Rules of the Game
Sports
September 8, 2015

Rules of the Game

QUESTION: Cliff and Butch are playing in a tournament. On the 4th hole green, Cliff replaces his ball in front of Butch’s marker.  He putts the ball and it rests close to the hole. Butch mentions there is a problem so Cliff lifts the ball and places…