PLAYING

BY THE

RULES

Protecting the Integrity of Golf



PLAYING

BY THE

RULES

Protecting the Integrity of Golf



PLAYING

BY THE

RULES

Protecting the Integrity of Golf

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Tom Watson

“There is no surer or more painful way to learn a rule than to be penalized once for breaking it.”

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Concealed Ball

September 19, 2016 Concealed Ball During the second round of the Albertsons Boise Open, Scott Stallings found his tee shot on the 293-yard, drivable par-4 15th hole buried deep in the face of the front greenside bunker.  After playing his second shot from the bunker,...
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Two Club-Lengths from a Yellow Line?

September 19, 2016 Two Club-Lengths from a Yellow Line? When is it okay for a player to drop a ball two club-lengths from a regular water hazard (yellow) line? The situation above occurred during the 2nd round at the 2016 Albertsons Boise Open, part of the Web.com...
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Bobby Jones

“You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules.”

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– Question & Answer –

Q: How do you choose the hole locations ?

A: There are many factors involved, weather conditions, wind direction and velocity, turf conditions, firmness of the greens and the design of the greens.

Q: Are the hole locations set 6 easy, 6 medium and 6 hard everyday?

A: The answer is no. We try and set the golf course up with challenging but fair hole locations by using a variety of left, right, front, back and middle hole locations for each round.

Q: Do you work every event?

A: We work 28 to 30 events throughout the year.

Q: Under a one ball competition, the exact balls are different colors. Is using either OK?

A: Currently the color of the ball would be listed separately in the Conforming Ball Book. Even though the markings are the same on the pole and seem, if the color of the ball is different, it is considered a different brand of ball and would not be able to be switched out during a stipulated round.

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