2 Don’t talk, move or stand near a player about to take a stroke. Be careful. Before making a stroke or a practice swing, make sure you will not hit another player with your club.Make sure the group in front of you is out of the way.Watch out for other players in your group.ETIQUETTE
3 COURSE CARE Leave the course in better condition than you find it: Replace all divotsRepair all ball marks (you are responsible for your last hole)Rake all bunkersPick up trashBe careful with the flagstickBe careful with your golf bags and cartsAlways act like young ladies and gentlemenCOURSE CARE
4 PACE OF PLAY Play READY Golf Walk to your golf ball and get ready to hitKnow what club you’re going to hitLine up your putt & finish from close rangeKnow your yardagePACE OF PLAY
5 Players are required to keep score for another player in their group Players are required to keep score for another player in their group. Nobody keeps their own scorecard.It is your responsibility to know what that player made on each hole.You will be required to sign 2 scorecards before turning it in.SCORECARDS
6 6-6. Scoring in Stroke Play Score cards are required for stroke play onlyA score card should be provided for each individual playerPlayer responsible for each hole scorePlayer must sign and ensure marker has signed cardNo alterations after card is returned to CommitteeCommittee responsible for addition and handicap calculation
8 Within 5 Minutes- 2 strokes 6-3. Time of Starting and Groupsa. TIME OF STARTINGThe player shall start at the time laid down by the Committee.PENALTYWithin 5 Minutes- 2 strokesAfter 5 Minutes- DQ
9 4-4. Maximum of 14 Clubs Count your clubs. The player shall start a stipulated round with not more than fourteen clubs (Rule 4-4a).Penalty: 2 strokesMaximum of 4 strokesPlayer counting clubs, 1st tee.
10 6-5. Playing Proper Ball Put an identification mark on your ball. If you can’t identify it as yours, it’s lost (Rule 27).
14 LOOSE IMPEDIMENTS They can be moved except when the ball & loose impediment lie in or touch the same hazard.
15 OBSTRUCTIONS Obstructions are ARTIFICIAL (man-made) objects. There are two types of obstructions:--MOVABLE--IMMOVABLE
16 OBSTRUCTIONSYou do not get relief from anything that defines Out of Bounds.Never move a white OB stake.
17 You may move a movable obstruction anywhere on the golf course MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONSYou may move a movable obstruction anywhere on the golf course
18 Immovable Obstructions (Bunker) If a player takes relief for an immovable obstruction in a bunker, the player is entitled to relief, but must drop the ball in the bunker.
19 Immovable Obstructions (Water Hazard) Except when the ball is in a water hazard…a player may take relief…
20 24-2. Immovable Obstruction A player may take free relief from an immovable obstruction anywhere except a water hazard.When taking relief, the player must drop a ball within one club length of his Nearest Point of Relief
21 Nearest Point of Relief Point closest to the players ballNot closer to the holeGives relief from the lie, stance AND area of intended swingNot in a hazard or on the greenIt is the spot where the clubhead touches the ground.
22 24-2. Immovable Obstruction b. RELIEFThe nearest point of relief is almost always a different spot for a left handed player than for a right handed player
23 Abnormal Ground Conditions Ground Under RepairBurrowing Animal HoleCasual WaterDrop within one club length of the Nearest Point of Relief
24 GROUND UNDER REPAIROne club lengthNearest Point of Relief
26 BURROWING ANIMAL HOLE“…hole, cast or runway on the course made by a burrowing animal, a reptile or a bird”“an animal (other than a worm, insect or the like) that makes a hole for habitation or shelter, such as a rabbit, mole, groundhog, gopher or salamander.”
27 Rule 12-2. Identifying Ball If a player is not sure if a ball is his, he may lift the ball, without penalty, in order to make sure it is.Announce his intention.Mark the ball.Lift the ball.Replace the ball in the same lie.He must give his opponent, marker or fellow-competitor an opportunity to observe the lifting and replacement
28 ball rolls and comes to rest: 7 SITUATIONS THAT REQUIRE A RE-DROPball rolls and comes to rest:5. with interference from the condition relief was taken1. in a hazard2. out of a hazard6. nearer the hole3. on the green7. more than 2 club-lengths from where it first struck a part of the course4. out of boundsDROPPING &REDROPPING
33 “there must be almost no doubt” Known or Virtually Certain“…it must be known or virtually certain that the ball is in the hazard. In absence of such knowledge or certainty, the player must proceed under Rule 27-1(lost ball).”“A player may not assume that his ball is in a water hazard simply because there is a possibility that the ball may be in the hazard.”“there must be almost no doubt”
34 Water Hazard - 3 options1. Play the ball as it lies -- no penalty2. Drop a ball and play from the spot where the original was last played. (1 Stroke)13. Find the point where the ball LAST CROSSED THE MARGIN OF THE HAZARD and drop a ball on a line connecting that point and the hole as far back as you want to go. (1 Stroke)32
35 Lateral Water Hazard – 5 options original 3 + 2 additional 1. Play the ball as it lies -- no penalty2. Drop a ball and play from the spot where the original was last played. (1 Stroke)513. Find the point where the ball LAST CROSSED THE MARGIN OF THE HAZARD and drop a ball on a line connecting that point and the hole as far back as you want to go. (1 Stroke)434. Drop 2 club-lengths from the point the ball LAST CROSSED THE MARGIN OF THE HAZARD (1 Stroke)5. Drop 2 club-lengths from the opposite margin of the hazard equidistant to the hole 5. (1 Stroke)2
38 Lost or Out of Bounds“That one mightbe out, I’d betterhit a provisional ball”If you think your ball is LOST or OB, you may play a provisional ball before you go to search for the original.You MUST announce your intention to play a provisional ball.
39 When is a Ball Lost1. Cannot find or identify the ball within five minutes after you have begun to search for it.
40 2. The player has dropped another ball to be played. When is a Ball Lost2. The player has dropped another ball to be played.
41 When is a Ball Lost3. The provisional ball is played FROM a spot near where the original is likely to be or closer to the hole than that point.
42 Out of Bounds The ball is OB when the entire ball is at rest OB. The OB line is determined by the inside edge of the stakes or fence postsO.B.
43 Lost or Out of BoundsIf your ball is Lost or Out of Bounds you MUST go back to the spot you last played fromSTROKE & DISTANCE
45 Ball UnplayableA ball may be declared Unplayable anywhere on the golf course EXCEPT in a Water HazardOnly the player can determine if the ball is unplayable and relief is taken from the spot of the ball1 STROKE PENALTY
46 Ball Unplayable -- Three Options 1. Stroke and Distance2. Drop a ball within two club-lengths of the spot where the ball lay, but not nearer to hole.23. Drop a ball, keeping that point directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped.3Tee1
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