‘Rhodes Rules School’ Questions & Answers

‘Rhodes Rules School’ Questions & Answers

For golfers of all abilities who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Rules of Golf; provided by Rules guru and author Barry Rhodes

Each month 5 new Questions & Answers will be shown. Here are the first 5! Question 4 is particularly important for any form of competition play or if you are submitting a card for handicapping purposes.

TRUE or FALSE?

Question 1 A ball is unfit for play if its surface is scratched or scraped.

True or False?

Answer: False.

Rule 5-3. Note: A ball is unfit for play if it is visibly cut, cracked or out of shape. Scratches or scrapes do not render a ball unfit for play. Question 2 In a four-ball stroke play competition a player may play the whole round without a partner. True or False? Answer: True. Rule 31-2. Note: A side may be represented by either partner for all or any part of a stipulated round. Question 3 A Stableford competition is a form of stroke play.

True or False?

Answer: True.

Rule 32-1. Note: Bogey, Par and Stableford competitions are forms of stroke play in which play is against a fixed score at each hole. Question 4 The penalty for agreeing to waive the operation of any Rule is disqualification. True or False? Answer: True. Rule 1-3. Note: Players must not agree to exclude the operation of any Rule or to waive any penalty incurred. Question 5 A player must stand within the teeing ground to play his tee shot.

True or False?

Answer: False.

Rule 11-1. Note: A player may stand outside the teeing ground providing his ball is teed within it. The above content has been provided to Hua Hin Today by Barry Rhodes ©2016 and may not be copied without permission. The answers to the questions have been referenced to the Rules of Golf 2016 ©2015 and the Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2016- 2017 ©2015, as approved by R&A Rules Limited and The United States Golf Association. The answers do not carry the official approval of the R&A or USGA. Check out www.barryrhodes.com

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