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Want to play the same game as the pros? That means playing the same Rules!

Rules of Golf

Want to play the same game as the pros? That means playing the same Rules!

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gary woodland

Rules of Golf

Can you look into a player’s bag to see what club they’re using?

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winter rules

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5 Winter Rules Golfers Break!

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Rory McIlroy rules

‘I wasn’t aware the rule was changed’: How Rory McIlroy blundered at Pebble Beach

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2023 Rules of Golf rules disputes

Rules of Golf

Got a rules issue and need club chiefs to get involved? Here’s what you need to know

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European Tour average golf club distances

Rules of Golf

Can I carry my average golf club distances with me during a round?

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Conceded putt

Rules of Golf

Can I get a penalty for holing out a conceded putt?

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Rules of Golf Level 3

Rules of Golf

How you should sort out a Rules dispute on the course

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provisional ball

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Can you play a provisional if your ball might be in a penalty area?

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pace of play

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Timing sheets and radio chat: How referees keep pace of play under control

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English Senior Men's Amateur

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You won’t believe the things referees look at before a big tournament

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play the wrong ball replacing golf ball on spot

Rules of Golf

My ball won’t stay on its spot – what now?

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ball moves during search

Rules of Golf

Can I be forced to play a provisional ball?

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embedded ball in bunker

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My ball is embedded in the face of a bunker – can I take relief?

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refurbished golf balls playing the wrong ball in match play

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I’ve played the wrong ball in a pairs game – do we lose the hole?

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Rules of Golf

Should you be warned if you’re about to break a rule?

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flooded bunker rules

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Can a golf club make all flooded bunkers ground under repair?

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golf ball moves during search

Rules of Golf

I was shaking a bush and my ball fell out – where do I play from?

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Golf club on a green

Rules of Golf

Are you allowed to go back to get a club left on another hole?

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fairly take a stance

Rules of Golf

Can I back into a tree to take my stance?

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out of bounds

Rules of Golf

I hit my ball over an area of out of bounds – do I reload?

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golf flagstick rule

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The flag hasn’t been put back in the hole – can I leave it where it is?

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ball moves on putting green

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What happens when a ball moves on the green?

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Identify your golf ball

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Nine key Rules of Golf you just can’t stop getting wrong

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viktor hovland prize money

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What is out of bounds in golf?

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backstopping

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Is backstopping actually against the Rules of Golf?

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2023 Rules of Golf rules disputes

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Are there some Rules of Golf it is acceptable to break?

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What is the Collin Morikawa ruling at the Masters?

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Rules of Golf

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Quiet, please! How careless talk can cost you penalty shots

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standing behind playing partner

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The 5 new rules you need to know ahead of the golf season

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Rules of Golf

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Struggling to get a grip of the rules? Check out the R&A’s new beginner’s video guide

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rule changes

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Got a dodgy drop and want a ‘test run’? Here’s what the rules say

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bunker rake ball in motion

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My opponent moved a rake while a ball was in motion – is it a penalty?

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Jordan Spieth

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My ball is plugged in a bunker – what are my options?

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the open at st andrews

Rules of Golf

R&A and USGA: We’ll adopt golf ball roll back at majors

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local rule

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What is a Local Rule?

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combining match play and stroke play

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Can I play a match play and stroke play event at the same time?

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Can you wrap a towel round your grip to take a shot?

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Can you wrap a towel round your grip to take a shot?

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golf ball hits person

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My ball hit another person – what happens now?

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Rules of Golf app

Rules of Golf

The Rules of Golf app which means you’ll never get caught out

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slamming your golf club

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Can slamming your golf club into the ground get you into trouble?

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Teeing area rules

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My ball landed in a different teeing area on the same hole – can I tee up again from there?

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world handicap system

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Who is allowed to mark your scorecard during a round?

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golf tee rules

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Can I use tees that are tied together with string?

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Golf ball hit by driver

Rules of Golf

I hit my ball as it was falling off the tee – can I reload?

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frost

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Can you putt from the green if a temp is in play?

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Rules of Golf

Tree-gate: Was everything in the Patrick Reed rules controversy by the book?

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identify golf ball

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Can you use binoculars to identify your golf ball?

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Patrick Reed

Rules of Golf

Patrick Reed ‘got lucky’ after another bizarre rules situation

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fourball golf rules

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My fourball partner hasn’t turned up – what do the Rules of Golf say I should do?

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embedded ball

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I hit my ball straight into the ground – can I have relief from the pitch mark?

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An animal grabbed my ball while it was moving – what now?

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An animal grabbed my ball while it was moving – what now?

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Can you use a spirit level to measure slope on a green?

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Can you use a spirit level to measure slope on a green?

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immovable obstructions

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Two immovable obstructions are next to each other – what do I do?

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moving a golf ball marker

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How should you move a ball marker that’s interfering with play?

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practise on the golf course

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Can you practise on the golf course before a round?

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2023 Rules of Golf

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The Rules of Golf have changed! This is what you need to know

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Ground Under Repair sign

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Do you have to move your ball from Ground Under Repair?

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standing behind playing partner

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Can a caddie stand behind a player during a shot?

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winter rules of golf

Rules of Golf

The five winter rules all golfers break

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outside influence

Rules of Golf

What is the outside influence rule in golf?

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six putting green rules you have to know

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Six putting green rules you have to know

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gary player

Rules of Golf

Is this the worst rule in golf? Gary Player thinks so

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lost golf ball rules

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Can you declare a golf ball lost?

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loose impediments in penalty area

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The Rules of Golf you HAVE to know in a penalty area

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what loft driver should you use

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Did you know about this odd clubface rule?

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one-ball rule

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What is the one ball rule in golf?

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2023 Rules of Golf changes replacing golf ball on spot

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Five things you missed in the 2023 Rules of Golf update

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ball moves during search

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How long can you take to identify a ball?

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Bernhard Langer

Rules of Golf

You’ll never guess which rule this legend wants to change!

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golf match play rules

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Get this match play rule wrong and you won’t get off the 1st tee!

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How will the new Rules of Golf affect YOUR game?

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post a golf score

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Is it always a DQ if I forget to sign my scorecard?

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Mark Hubbard

Rules of Golf

PGA Tour star DQ’d after ‘knowingly’ breaking rules

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self standing putter

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Are self standing putters legal?

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fairway mats

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Can my club force me to use a mat on the fairway?

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stableford

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What Stableford penalties can you face in the Rules of Golf?

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standing behind playing partner

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Can you stand behind your playing partner and watch them putt?

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Do you have to put your handicap on your scorecard?

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What happens if you damage your club during a round?

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ball moved

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Golf Ball Moved By Natural Forces: What do the Rules of Golf say?

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back-on-the-line relief

Rules of Golf

What are the rules for back-on-the-line relief?

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golf ball hits insect

Rules of Golf

My ball has hit an insect on the green – can I putt again?

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How do the Rules help golfers with disabilities?

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How do the Rules help golfers with disabilities?

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'It's in his bag!' Watch LPGA star's improbable fan encounter

Rules of Golf

‘It’s in his bag!’ Watch LPGA star’s improbable fan encounter

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