Stableford Rules

Monday, December 01, 2014

Stableford Rules

The Stableford System, developed by Dr. Frank Barney Gorton Stableford in 1931, is a scoring system in which the final score is not the stroke total, but the total points earned

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Defining the Teeing Ground

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Defining the Teeing Ground

According to the USGA the definition of the teeing ground is: "The starting place for the hole to be played. It is a rectangular area two club-lengths in depth,

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Did You Address the Ball?

Monday, September 01, 2014

Did You Address the Ball?

The USGA says "A player has “addressed the ball” when he has grounded his club immediately in front of or immediately behind the ball, whether or not he has taken

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What To Do If You Lost Your Ball

Sunday, August 10, 2014

What To Do If You Lost Your Ball

According to Rule 27-1 from the USGA you have five minutes to search for your ball. This time starts from when you actually start searching for the ball. If you

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Not so Hazardous Water

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Not so Hazardous Water

According to the USGA, "'Casual water' is any temporary accumulation of water on the course that is not in a water hazard and is visible before or after the player

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How Many “Strokes” did You Actually Take?

Sunday, June 01, 2014

How Many “Strokes” did You Actually Take?

The USGA defines a stroke as "the forward movement of the club made with the intention of striking at and moving the ball, but if a player checks his downswing

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Rules: Winter Rules

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Rules: Winter Rules

Many people just start using "Winter Rules" whenever they deem - but did you know it's actually a rule accounted for in the Rules of Golf - Appendix I Section? Here

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New and Revised Decisions on the Rules Of Golf

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New and Revised Decisions on the Rules Of Golf

The USGA and the R&A have recently released a new Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2014-2015. If you are not familiar with the Decisions on the Rules book -

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Rule 23 – Loose Impediments

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Rule 23 – Loose Impediments

We have all heard the term "loose impediments", but what is a loose impediment? This can be a tough answer. A good rule of thumb is that a "loose impediment" is

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Rule 12 – Searching For And Identifying Ball

Monday, September 23, 2013

Rule 12 – Searching For And Identifying Ball

We've all hit a golf ball that we had to search for at one point or another. I have listed out some situations and how to proceed under the rules

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