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.

Speeding Up Play

Are you normally “behind the group in front” or “in front of the group behind”? I have been around golf courses since I was born – my first home as a baby was in the clubhouse of the course where my Dad was the Golf Pro & Head Greenkeeper and my Mum was the Steward. … Continue reading Speeding Up Play

“Declaring a Ball Lost”

A fairly common phrase heard on the course after a poor shot “I’ll declare that ball lost”. The problem is that this has no meaning within the rules – under Rule 18.2a the only time a ball is lost is when it is “not found in three minutes after the player or his or her caddie begins … Continue reading “Declaring a Ball Lost”

Caring for the Course

A slightly different post this one, although a topic important enough to be included as Rule 1.2, just behind the fundamental principles of Golf (which are stated as Rule 1.1 if you are interested) We love playing on courses that are in good condition, but we don’t always remember the role that we have in … Continue reading Caring for the Course


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