Everyday Rules You Should Know

Learn from others’ mistakes

I see lots of players misunderstanding rules or not knowing their options in common situations. These happen every day on every golf course and in almost every group. You will save yourself strokes if you know your options.

Bridges & Penalty Areas

Artificial objects on the course which cannot be moved without unreasonable effort (such as bridges, roads, and buildings) are “Immovable Obstructions” (a type of “Abnormal Course Condition”) unless they have been defined under the local rules as “integral parts of the course”. You may take relief under Rule 16 from these Immovable Obstructions if they … Continue reading Bridges & Penalty Areas

Playing from the Wrong Tee

A surprisingly easy mistake to make – especially if you are used to playing from a particular place or set of tees. On a strange course you can even play off the tee for a different hole! This is a mistake that you must correct in a medal competition or you will be disqualified. The … Continue reading Playing from the Wrong Tee

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