Scottie Scheffler: “Pine Straw” at the Masters

I've been asked a few questions about the rulings Scottie Scheffler received during the Masters last weekend. At the 18th on Saturday he took an unplayable lie from deep in a bush after his drive. He then asked for confirmation that he could remove the pine needles that Augusta put under the trees before dropping. … Continue reading Scottie Scheffler: “Pine Straw” at the Masters

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! https://youtu.be/u5BO60a3ego This is a mistake that you must correct in a medal competition or you will be disqualified. … Continue reading Playing from the Wrong Tee

Players Point of View: Catriona Matthew

Video from the R&A: Two-time winning Solheim Cup captain and former Women's British Open champion Catriona Matthew sat down with The R&A's Shona McRae to talk about her experience dealing with the Rules of Golf... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldWTbzKAn-U Interesting that it would seem as though Catriona would rather a quick, confident ruling than a correct one! Of … Continue reading Players Point of View: Catriona Matthew

Causing the Ball to Move – AT&T at Pebble Beach

More tour happenings that we can learn from. Maverick McNeally was doing well and facing a delicate pitch out of the rough with his ball lying precariously on top of the long grass. While he initially put his club down well behind the ball, when he went to play the stroke the ball toppled off … Continue reading Causing the Ball to Move – AT&T at Pebble Beach

Patrick Reed’s Embedded Ball

He has been involved in more than a few dubious actions regarding the rules and has now attracted a lot of negative attention on social media about his actions around his ball on the 10th hole of his 3rd round of the Farmers Insurance Open yesterday. The video here is the only one I could … Continue reading Patrick Reed’s Embedded Ball

Bryson’s Lost Ball

The best in the world don't often have to look for their ball - they hit it straighter than most and usually have a good number of marshals and spectators to see where the ball landed. So Bryson probably has a good excuse for being a little hazy on the lost ball rule. If it … Continue reading Bryson’s Lost Ball

Jon Rahm forgets to mark his ball

Some players just seem to attract bizarre incidents. Perhaps a bit of "brain fade" but it seems he thought he had previously put his marker down. He just lifted the ball and immediately realised his mistake. https://videopress.com/v/jYn59kOg?preloadContent=metadata This is an immediate 1 stroke penalty under Rule 9.4b and this happens whenever a player deliberately touches … Continue reading Jon Rahm forgets to mark his ball

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

The Essential Integrity of a Golfer – Rory McIlroy

A quote from Bobby Jones - the pre-eminent golfer of his generation and grand slam winner in 1930. "You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules""The rewards of golf, and of life too I expect, are worth very little if you don't … Continue reading The Essential Integrity of a Golfer – Rory McIlroy