September 2022 Rules Quiz

  1. When dropping a ball under a Rule, you drop the ball in the correct way twice and both times the ball comes to rest just outside the relief area, no nearer the hole.

What should you do?

  • You drop a ball under a Rule in the correct way in the relief area.  Your ball hits the ground first but then accidentally hits your foot before coming to rest in the relief area.

What should you do?

  •  In stroke play your ball is buried in the rough.  Without telling the other players you rotate your ball to identify it without marking it first.

What is the ruling?

  • The greenskeeper overwaters parts of the course, including the teeing area.  If after a stroke your ball lands in the accumulated water, are you allowed relief?

What is the ruling?

  • Your ball is in a bunker. 

What are your options for your next stroke?

  •  Your ball lands on the white line that defines Out of Bounds.  

What is the ruling?

ANSWERS

  1. You must place a ball on the spot in the relief area where the ball that was dropped the second time first touched the ground.

Rule 14.3c

  •  As you dropped your ball in the correct way it does not matter whether the ball, after hitting the ground touches any person, (i.e., your foot), equipment or other outside influence before coming to rest. If your ball is in the relief area you play the ball as it lies.  Rule 14.3c

3.        You do not need to advise anyone that you are going to lift your ball to identify it BUT you must mark its position first.  Failure to            mark is a ONE stroke penalty!  Rule 7.3

4.        You are allowed free relief from any temporary accumulation of water on the course that can be seen before or after you take       your stance, without pressing down excessively with your feet.    Rule 16.1 Abnormal Course Conditions

5.        When your ball is in a bunker you may:

A.  Play the ball as it lies

B. Use Rule 19.3 Unplayable lie as below with ONE penalty              stroke:

1.  Play a ball from where you made your last stroke

2.  Play a ball back on the line and drop a ball IN the bunker

3.  Take lateral relief from where the ball lies in the bunker              dropping a ball IN the bunker

Extra option for TWO penalty strokes

You make drop a ball back on the line of relief OUTSIDE the                         bunker.  (See page 119 of your small rules book)

6.        Your ball is only Out of Bounds when ALL of it is outside the            boundary edge of the course.  The white line is out of bounds.  If      all of your ball is on the line it is out of bounds.  If any part of the             ball still touches the course you are IN bounds!  Rule 18.2a.  (See             page 112 of your small rules book)

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