Touching the Sand in a Bunker

At a recent men's elite competition I was amazed to come across a golfer who routinely grounded his club behind the ball and then swept the sand away on his backswing. While the 2019 rule did make a few changes about is allowable in a bunker this didn't change. Rule 12 is all about bunkers. … Continue reading Touching the Sand in a Bunker

The Essential Integrity of a Golfer – Oliva Pinto

Another quote from Bobby Jones - the pre-eminent golfer of his generation and grand slam winner in 1930. "In golf, the customs and etiquette and decorum are as important as the rules of play""The rewards of golf, and of life too I expect, are worth very little if you don't play the game by the … Continue reading The Essential Integrity of a Golfer – Oliva Pinto

Areas of the Course

A bit of revision - what are the 4 defined areas of the course? You need to know them because different rules apply in different areas. Defined Areas of the Course: Teeing Area, Penalty Area, Bunker, Green If part of your ball is in both the general area and one of these specific areas, … Continue reading Areas of the Course