Rule 18 – Ball At Rest Moved

Rule 18 – Ball At Rest Moved

There are many rules in Rules of Golf that allow for some “wiggle room”. Rule 18 – Ball At Rest Moved is one of those rules. Here is a little breakdown of that rule and how to proceed under this rule when it applies. If a ball at rest is moved by an outside agency, […]

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Rule 6 – The Player

Rule 6 – The Player

With the upcoming US Open at Merion close by it is important to understand rules that will influence the play of these top players and the responsibility that they have.  Rule 6 outlines a variety of different items that the Player needs to be responsible for before, during, and after the round.   Some of these […]

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Practicing During Your Round

Practicing During Your Round

Defining what “practice” on the golf course is can be confusing if you are unfamiliar with the rules. It is okay to practice during a round of golf as long as you adhere to The Rules of Golf 7-2: A player must not make a practice stroke during play of a hole. Between the play […]

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Match Play – A Fun Tournament Format

Match Play – A Fun Tournament Format

If you’re a member at a country club, then you might already be pretty familiar with match play. You’ve probably already played quite a few tournaments where some sort of match play was involved. The casual golfer (unless quite competitive) however, usually doesn’t have a reason to play a “match play” event. So as the […]

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Rule 26-1: Ball In Water Hazard

Rule 26-1: Ball In Water Hazard

Meaning of “Known or Virtually Certain” The PGA Tour is getting ready to head to Pebble Beach. This is a great time to remind everyone of the sometimes confusing “ball in hazard” rule. Let’s take a closer look at determining if your ball is even in a water hazard or not. When a ball has […]

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Posting A Tournament Score for Your Handicap

Posting A Tournament Score for Your Handicap

What Determines A Tournament Score In Terms Of Posting For Handicap Purposes? The USGA Handicap System™ is based around the concept of a player’s potential, and scores made in a tournament setting can provide a very good indication of such potential. One of the procedures within the System deals with identifying players who have at […]

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The Long and Short of It

The Long and Short of It

As many of you may have heard, the USGA and R & A are proposing a ban on an anchored stroke with a golf club to be effective in 2016.  Some of you may be wondering what this all means and what the highlights of this rule change would entail. First, it is important to […]

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Why Should I Get a Handicap?

Why Should I Get a Handicap?

For the casual to average golfer, most players do not see a need to have a USGA handicap.  They feel that they do not play often enough to bother with it.  Golf is a game that is played as an individual and the only way to truly compete against yourself is set goals to improve.  […]

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