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  1. Question ball at rest moved

    While I was studying for the seminar online i came across this. Under decision 18/7.5 a player is penalized if he accidentally drops a ball, that was lifted under a rule or is not in play, and it hits and moves another player's ball. Would the same apply if a player dropped a ball-marker? ...

    Started by tyorke2‎, 12-22-2012 04:29 PM
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    12-23-2012 10:42 AM Go to last post
  2. what situations would you drop a ball on putting green

    My son and I discussing this, tough question.

    Started by tyorke1‎, 12-06-2012 07:16 PM
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    12-21-2012 04:29 AM Go to last post
  3. Question lift clean and drop/replace

    can a committee make a local rule requiring a player to drop a ball in the rough after cleaning mud as opposed to replacing

    Started by lensouth‎, 12-18-2012 05:37 AM
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    12-18-2012 05:55 AM Go to last post
  4. What items may be borrowed/received from a fellow-competitor?

    What items may be borrowed/received from a fellow-competitor? What not? Thanks in advance!

    Started by jeff‎, 12-13-2012 12:06 AM
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    12-13-2012 03:48 PM Go to last post
  5. situation , ball swung at in bunker but missed ball but still hit sand

    this happened to a buddy pro that just played in the can pro event in florida.

    Started by tyorke1‎, 12-06-2012 07:23 PM
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    12-07-2012 06:50 AM Go to last post
  6. Anchoring Rule Change

    It's happened, wonder what kind of **** storm this is going to kick up on tour and when would the ban go into effect? Immediately for amateurs too?

    Started by John‎, 11-28-2012 09:49 AM
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    12-01-2012 06:23 AM Go to last post
  7. Club length in hazard with belly putter.

    I have an interresting question for the members here. Just saw Carl Peterson use his belly putter to meausure two club lengths in order to drop his ball out of a hazard. Should he not use the driver or can he use any length club i.e. belly putter or wedge. Does he have an advantage with the...

    Started by Marcos‎, 08-10-2012 06:49 PM
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    11-26-2012 12:34 PM Go to last post
  8. Question If a tree falls in the forest... do you get a free drop.

    Here is an interesting one... Today, Casselview, #6, par 5. Drive faded too much and ended up in the first row of trees, around the corner. Playing partner hit his down the centre, but it too faded and landed just in the rough about 10' from the trees. As we were walking up to find the balls...

    Started by Kiwi‎, 09-21-2011 04:06 PM
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    11-25-2012 07:34 PM Go to last post
  9. Swing and Miss - Does imcomplete swing with intention count as one stroke?

    Last Sunday I played with some friends at Lombard Glen. I tried to chip a ball with intention around the green of Hole 9 but unfortunately I cut my wedge head into ground before the ball about 3 inches away. The ball didn't move. Should it count as one stroke? My point is my swing was not complete...

    Started by jeff‎, 09-14-2011 02:49 PM
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    11-25-2012 06:00 PM Go to last post
  10. Question about a hypothetical situation

    Yesterday in Dubai, Luke Donald hit his drive into a fariway bunker whose face was so high he could not see out of it and therefore he had a blind shot. He got out of the bunker, walked around to the front of the bunker and picked a place where he was going to aim to. What would happen if: He...

    Started by rezadue‎, 11-24-2012 09:42 AM
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    11-25-2012 05:49 PM Go to last post
  11. Is this a stroke penalty?

    Playing match play Men's senior intersectional at Eagle Creek. Par 3 8th hole. I am on the right side just inside the bush line. I have a stick I can't move behind the ball. When I go to make my swing I hit a branch. (not sure how that happened because I don't remember a branch being a problem...

    Started by tigger12‎, 09-10-2012 05:47 PM
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    11-25-2012 05:45 PM Go to last post
  12. match play loss of hole

    Why are some penalties loss of hole and others are penaltys. And is there an easy way to know, thanks

    Started by tyorke1‎, 10-15-2012 07:27 PM
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    11-24-2012 08:01 AM Go to last post
  13. my 11 yr old is now a level 2

    He passed with 100 percent , pretty impressive because he really does not play much. he is actually very close to being ready for level 3 , he has taken a huge interest in the rules. Great for me because he now caddies in tourny's. Our head official is on my street and has been helping him, great...

    Started by tyorke1‎, 10-29-2012 06:52 PM
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    10-29-2012 07:50 PM Go to last post
  14. Drop area on cart path

    As described in the picture below (taking an example from Hole 12, Stonebridge), a player hits his ball into a lateral water hazard. Suppose it is impracticable to drop his ball behind the water hazard on the extended line between the entry point and flagstick due to wild fescue. With one...

    Started by jeff‎, 10-11-2012 11:37 PM
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    10-12-2012 11:38 AM Go to last post
  15. Relief from path used by maintenance

    Is a path (not a paved cart path) used repeatedly by maintenance staff (or golfers for that matter) considered an immovable obstruction and do I get relief? What kind of path (other than those in the rules) would I get relief from? Cheers

    Started by GarthM‎, 05-24-2009 08:19 PM
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    10-05-2012 09:13 AM Go to last post
  16. Lost ball

    I just passed the RCGA Rules Level 2 exam but I'm not sure about the answer to the following question: "A ball is lost if a player has made a stroke at a substituted ball; he is not required to search for the original ball." Can you guys please give an explanation? Thanks a lot!

    Started by jeff‎, 10-04-2012 08:51 PM
    lost ball, rules
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    10-04-2012 09:40 PM Go to last post
  17. 4 man scamble and one player unable to continue after the 5th hole -what happens????

    A small tournament -no rules posted , other than a 4 man scramble, after the 5 hole back problems caused a player to be unable to continue - some said you are now a 3 man scramble team -- others suggested you do play a 4th ball with the remaining 3 players rotating taking turns taking the shots...

    Started by Vijayfan‎, 09-21-2012 06:18 PM
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    09-24-2012 02:55 PM Go to last post
  18. Rake in the Bunker

    I played Pakenham today. My ball rolled into the bunker and came to rest beside the handle of a rake that was left in the bunker. I'm sure my ball would have continued to roll out of the bunker. I moved the rake and took my shot. My partner wondered if I should have played the ball as is, leave the...

    Started by Golfer100‎, 09-17-2012 03:33 PM
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    09-17-2012 04:10 PM Go to last post
  19. Cart path through hazard - local rules

    Running straight across the fairway ( left to right) is a creek (Hazard) The cart path across this creek is right in the middle of the Fairway. Yes, the cart path is considered hazard. However, Local rules posted on the card states, Free lift/relief from all cart paths. The question is do you...

    Started by solstrum‎, 08-06-2012 08:58 PM
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    08-11-2012 12:12 PM Go to last post
  20. Slope and rating

    Who does the slope and rating in the Ottawa-Gatineau area? Are they with the CPGA and how do they rate the courses. Are they all pros or scratch golfers or what? Most importantly, how do they come up with the slope and what does it really mean? I'm interrested in finding more about the system...

    Started by Marcos‎, 07-27-2012 06:20 PM
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    07-28-2012 07:42 AM Go to last post
  21. Temporary war-time golf play rules

    Anybody watch Feherty this week? I'm watching now and couldn't help but pause and marvel at some modifications to the rules of golf back in 1940 at the Richmond Golf Club, North Shore Golf Course - Blackpool. For those who didn't see it, here they are. THOSE players out there were HARD CORE. ...

    Started by BullDog‎, 07-24-2012 09:02 PM
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    07-27-2012 03:07 PM Go to last post
  22. Bunkers at British Open

    My wife made a comment about the water in the bunkers at the Open. Why dont they just vacuum the water out of the bunkers? Does anyone know the ruling of the R&A . I see they have to play them when wet. Thanks

    Started by Marcos‎, 07-21-2012 07:47 AM
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    07-24-2012 03:08 AM Go to last post
  23. Hitting 2 balls at once

    I was playing a round on Saturday and I hit my tee shot in some nasty rough on the 6 hole in a hazard. We identified my ball in the hazard. As I hit my ball, I make contact with another ball and both balls end up on the fringe. When we identified my ball, there was no other ball visible in the area...

    Started by dchipman‎, 07-23-2012 09:17 AM
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    07-23-2012 04:05 PM Go to last post
  24. Ball in hazard next to another ball

    I had a situation where my tee shot came to rest in a red staked area but was sitting up nicely with a 90 yard shot to the green so I elected to play it from there. There was another ball in the hazard about 8 inches from my ball that did not belong to any players in my group. I played my ball...

    Started by adam‎, 07-16-2012 02:02 PM
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    07-17-2012 05:03 PM Go to last post
  25. Smartphones illegal?

    I was thinking on using my iphone for tournament play and I was told it was illegal because it had a compass?

    Started by XTOUR‎, 06-11-2012 08:32 PM
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    07-15-2012 01:34 PM Go to last post
  26. Holing out on adjacent hole...

    We were playing Equinelle this morning and on number 4 one of the guys i was playing with hit a massive slice that landed on the next green, it was about 1/2 inch from being in the jar. What would the ruling have been if it had gone in?

    Started by John‎, 07-14-2012 02:03 PM
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    07-14-2012 06:21 PM Go to last post
  27. rules levels?

    My son just got his level one, is the next step pay for level two then study or study first then pay,Hhe has the decisions book and is study his definitions, thanks TIM

    Started by tyorke1‎, 07-12-2012 06:25 AM
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  28. Hitting a *cough* provisional *cough*

    You pop up your driver. It's late on the course, no one waiting for the tee and it's been a couple of holes since you hit a good one, or maybe you just want to see how far down the fairway you can hit one that doesn't count, so you say "I might not find that one" lol, and tee another up. ...

    Started by Wknd_Warrior‎, 06-22-2012 03:10 PM
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  29. Question Practice....

    Playing in qualifying round this weekend. FC missed a putt and then tapped in. When hole was over we saw a long wait on next tee. He dropped a ball and was going to attempt the putt again. I told him that he could not, that he could only do that in match play. Checked out the rules book after...

    Started by Shreen‎, 06-25-2012 06:52 PM
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    07-04-2012 04:25 PM Go to last post
  30. Tiger's drop on the Par 5 Fri at the Masters

    When Tiger took his drop it looked to be very near a hazard line on his left. When he set up it looked to me like his back heel was very close to the line. My question is if his heel was on the hazard line does that constitute not taking total relief? If that is the case should he have dropped...

    Started by tigger12‎, 04-07-2012 10:08 AM
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    06-12-2012 10:04 AM Go to last post
  31. penalty for asking club choice

    Ok so i know that you cannot ask an opponent what club he just used if you are shooting next... but how about this situation. john has club in hand and tees his ball up. bill asks john what club he is hitting. 2 (strokes?) john replies, 6 iron (2 strokes to john?) bill says, wow, and walks...

    Started by thebirdieman‎, 06-03-2012 10:10 PM
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  32. Yellow stakes

    Ok. I hit a drive that sails over the water hazard(yellow stakes) and then the ball hits a tree on the right and the ball then goes goes backward and sideways into the yellow stake hazard? Do I hit the next shot from behing the hazard or from the side where it went in?

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 06-04-2012 07:41 AM
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    06-05-2012 03:21 AM Go to last post
  33. question on how to round your handicap

    I'm a new player - I've put my first 6 rounds in the handicap calculator on this site, and it spits out my handicap factor as 29.8 From what I understand of the new handicap rules, you are supposed to take an 8-max if you are 20-29 and a 9-max if you are 30+ Am I supposed to round my...

    Started by costag‎, 06-01-2012 12:02 PM
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  34. Unique drop situation (narrow drop area b/w 2 hazards) - options for full relief

    This happened to me while playing #18 at the Talon course at Greyhawk a few weeks back. If you're not familiar with the hole, water is in play down the right side of the course (basically) from tee to green. Off the tee, I hit a slice that skipped through the large fairway bunker on the right,...

    Started by waynemac‎, 05-27-2012 09:54 PM
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    05-30-2012 12:34 PM Go to last post
  35. Question 5 Minute Pop Quiz

    Gerry addresses his ball on the putting green and prepares to make a stroke. His first move is a forward press. During this motion, the club face touches the ball and causes its position to change slightly. Gerry takes his putter away from the ball and steps back. The ball returns to its original...

    Started by LobWedge‎, 05-29-2012 05:16 PM
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  36. provisional played when ball "might" be lost OR in a hazard

    this gets confusing but I think I know what's right. You hit ball, there is a hazard, you aren't sure if it's in, or maybe you didn't know it was staked, you declare and hit provisional. Get up there and can't find ball anywhere. I see two results 1) if you can't be virtually certain...

    Started by Wknd_Warrior‎, 05-23-2012 10:20 PM
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    05-25-2012 02:44 PM Go to last post
  37. RCGA Handicap

    Question about getting an official handicap. I have been tracking my cap on here for the last 3 years but am thinking about getting an official one to enter some tournaments. I am wondering if I sign up for a public players membership to get the ability to track it officially do I have to start...

    Started by wboudrea‎, 02-29-2012 02:09 PM
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    05-22-2012 05:59 PM Go to last post
  38. How does Na?

    How does NA get to drop on the cart path? I thought that if you took relief that you ould go to the nearest point of relief and drop within one club length. But, do you not have to take COMPLETE relief?

    Started by ex-mailman‎, 05-13-2012 06:56 PM
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    05-15-2012 08:35 AM Go to last post
  39. Rory M on 17th at Sawgrass

    Maybe my eyes are bad but it looked like his shot landed over the hazard and then bounced back into the water. If that was the case why didn't he get to place his ball on the fringe rather than reteeing? Even if I was wrong in where Rory's ball landed, hypothetically what would be the ruling if...

    Started by tigger12‎, 05-10-2012 07:59 PM
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    05-11-2012 01:28 PM Go to last post
  40. ball moves on green

    so I go up to tap in an 8 incher, having told my playing partner I want to sink it, he was going to send it back to me. I take a stance, I forget if I had grounded the putter, I don't think so, but am not sure, tha ball moves half an inch. it's not a windy day, but there is some wind, and...

    Started by Wknd_Warrior‎, 05-06-2012 10:23 PM
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    05-09-2012 09:44 PM Go to last post
  41. starting a fresh handicap

    so this year I got an rcga account. I started entering my scores. Last year I kept track on the system on this website, I was in the low teens say. So when I started keeping scores on the rcga network I was using the new 7 max rule. It occurred to me, that untill the system spit out an index I...

    Started by Wknd_Warrior‎, 05-08-2012 06:25 PM
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    05-08-2012 08:23 PM Go to last post
  42. Wink Sorry another handicap question

    Just looking for some piece of mind here,if I'm shooting an average of an 85 per round , what would you guys think my handicap should be, believe me this is the last handicap question I will ask

    Started by scottishgolf‎, 04-16-2012 08:42 PM
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    04-28-2012 08:17 PM Go to last post
  43. Tour caddies aligning players

    I was watching Kyle Stanley play today and I noticed his caddy lining him up on every bloody shot he took. It reminded me of the LPGA. I think this practice has no place at the highest levels of professional golf. Alignment to the target is a crucial skill that people struggle with all the time...

    Started by fourlights‎, 02-17-2012 11:15 PM
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    02-23-2012 04:38 PM Go to last post
  44. Harrington

    This time Harrington. Good thing the tv viewer was able to protect the field from this blatant attempt at cheating. http://www.golf.com/golf/tours_news/article/0,28136,2043790,00.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=J9Bh-ZVAz48

    Started by spackler‎, 01-21-2011 08:07 AM
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  45. Groove Rules

    Do the new groove rules apply to GAO or Golf Quebec tournaments? I am thinking of trying to qualify for the Golf Quebec spring open qualifier at Casselview and I can't find any rules on the Golf Quebec site relating to this. Can someone please steer me in the right direction?

    Started by jsttaylor‎, 02-16-2012 10:10 AM
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    02-17-2012 05:54 PM Go to last post
  46. New handicap rule


    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 02-10-2012 04:33 PM
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  47. Ignoring a rules breach by f.c.

    Suppose my fellow competitor commits a rules violation; it could be any rule but for this example let's say he makes a practice swing and clips a branch with leaves falling. Whatever the rule breach is, if he doesn't call himself on it and I don't say anything about it (suppose I thought the rule...

    Started by nokids‎, 01-28-2012 08:22 AM
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    02-07-2012 01:09 PM Go to last post
  48. Changes to the Rules of Golf 2012 - 2015

    Below is a link to a summary of the changes to the Rules of Golf for 2012 to 2015. http://www.randa.org/en/Rules-and-Amateur-Status/~/media/RandA/Related%20Documents/2011/72580ROGCLUBHOUSEforewardprincipal.ashx

    Started by BC MIST‎, 10-24-2011 08:27 AM
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    01-26-2012 05:47 PM Go to last post
  49. PING’s Solheim Proposes Ball Rating System

    PHOENIX (December 19, 2011) – John Solheim, Chairman & CEO of PING, is proposing that golf’s rule making bodies consider a “Ball Distance Rating” system (BDR) that would replace today’s single golf ball limit with three different ball distance limits – one that is the same as today’s standard,...

    Started by Break68‎, 12-19-2011 12:13 PM
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    01-02-2012 08:20 PM Go to last post
  50. Using putter grip on a Chipper? Legal?

    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/555671-oooops-grip-goof-up/page__pid__3945349#entry3945349 Any rules guys able to shed some light on this one from golfwrx.com?

    Started by Break68‎, 12-16-2011 09:58 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 7,487
    12-16-2011 10:47 AM Go to last post

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