Matchplay and Strokeplay rules differ

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”


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