Tag Archive for golf rules

What do you call a ball that won’t drop?

Golfball

With all the restrictions and safety precautions we encounter on and off the golfcourse these days due to the pandemic, it’s difficult to keep accurate scores. At our home club, the flag sticks are set into metal holders that actually prevent the golf ball from easily dropping into the hole. I’ve seen too many balls…

Do You Know the New Rules?

New Golf Rules

This past January new rules for golf were put into effect. It’s the first major revision of the rules in more than 30 years! Are you familiar with all the changes? One of the most effective publications to help you start up to date is the best selling “Golf Rules Quick Reference” published by Artigo…

New Golf Rules Taking Effect January 2019

Get ready for the new golf rules! The USGA and The R&A unveil the new Rules of Golf. Start using them now so you are ready when they go into effect in January, 2019.  I’ve listed a few of the rules below. (Thanks to Mass Golf’s website.) • Dropping procedure: When taking relief (from an…

Is This Golf Rule Even Legal?

The other day one of my golf buddies asked me about a golf rule that I could not answer. Her partner lost a hole in match play because he used a broken tee he found, and used it to tee up the ball on one of his drives. It seemed a pretty obscure rule and…

Golf Handicap – When to NOT Post Your Score

With so many golfers traveling for golf, it’s important to know when you should and should not post your golf score with GHIN. (Golf Handicap and Information Network) Normally you should post every score when you play a round of golf. But there are eight situations in which you are NOT supposed to post your…