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golf divot

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My ball has landed on a divot – can I move it?

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animal scrapings

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Do I get free relief from animal scrapings?

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penalty area in golf

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I think I’m in a penalty area but it’s not marked – can I get free relief?

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rule changes

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5 Rule Changes You Need To Know!

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old hole plug

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There’s an old hole plug on my line – can I take relief?

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par bogey

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What is Par Bogey? Here are the rules for this unusual format

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bunker sand golf bunkers

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Is there a penalty for an air shot in a bunker?

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provisional ball

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

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replace a golf ball

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Can I replace a ball using my club?

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world handicap system

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What is maximum score in golf?

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remove animal from golf ball

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My ball is covered in animal droppings – can I get relief?

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rules of golf

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What were the 13 original Rules of Golf – and how do they compare with today?

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preferred lies golf relief

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Do I have to mark my ball when taking preferred lies relief?

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Golf ball under a divot

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What happens if the lie of your ball is worsened and it wasn’t your fault?

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model local rule

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PGA Tour star finds himself in rare rules kerfuffle – but would you know what to do?

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fourball

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What happens if my fourball partner plays the wrong ball?

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hole in one

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When is the ball actually holed?

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thomas pieters

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Thomas Pieters rules controversy: Did they make the right call?

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Thomas Pieters WITB

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‘Never ever seen that!’ Pieters caught up in freakish rules incident

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movable obstruction

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What happens if my putt hits the nearest the pin marker?

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Rules of Golf explained

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Have the 2019 Rules of Golf been a success?

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known or virtually certain

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What does ‘known or virtually certain’ mean?

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Moving out of bounds and setting pins: the side of refereeing you don't see

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Moving out of bounds and setting pins: the side of refereeing you don’t see

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out of bounds

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Can I move internal out of bounds posts?

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basic rules of golf

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Rules of golf you have to know

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Can you use refurbished or X-Out balls in a competition?

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Can you use lake balls in a competition?

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grass cuttings

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The leaves are piling up! Can I get relief?

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cameron young

Want to play in club competitions? You should be made to pass an exam first

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stroke and distance

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Everything you need to know about stroke and distance

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teeing area rules

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Does my entire ball have to be in the teeing area?

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Rules of Golf 2022

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Seven common Rules of Golf we all still break

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What do you have to tell your opponent in match play?

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TaylorMade Kalea Premier golf club review

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My ball moved before I hit it – is it a penalty?

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stableford

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Three things you might not know about Stableford rules

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Crack in ground

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Can I get relief from cracks in the ground?

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Dangerous animal condition

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How to deal with a dangerous animal condition on the course

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Cameron Smith

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Smith caught up in PGA Tour rules drama: Here’s what you need to know

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standing water golf rules

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My ball is in water from an overflowing penalty area – what do I do?

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boundary objects

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Everything you need to know about boundary objects

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practice swing bunkers

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Can I take a practice swing and hit sand in a bunker?

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Unplayable ball in a bunker

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Unplayable ball in a bunker? Here’s what you need to know

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Frog on a golf ball

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Rules of Golf explained: My ball is resting against a frog and it won’t budge – what do I do?

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Can you change the loft on a golf club during a round?

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Can you change the loft on a golf club during a round?

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double green

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The other hole on a double green is in my way!

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temporary immovable obstructions

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How do you get relief from an Open grandstand?

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golf divot

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Golf’s great divot debate! Should you get relief?

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Old Course

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Bombers beware! Golf’s most famous finishing hole has a nasty surprise

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Beware Grannie Clark's Wynd! Why you have to play from the road on the Old Course

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Beware Grannie Clark’s Wynd! Why you have to play from the road on the Old Course

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The Open grandstand

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Five rules at The Open you’ll never see at your golf club

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Can you mark your ball on the fringe of the green?

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Can I mark my ball on the fringe of the green?

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The side of The Open you don't see: Our Rules of Golf expert takes us behind the scenes

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The side of The Open you don’t see: Our Rules of Golf expert takes us behind the scenes

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anchoring

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Nothing riles fans more – but what exactly is anchoring?

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Lost golf ball

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A player hit my ball, but gave it back too late – what happens now?

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From pastime to passion: How our Rules of Golf expert took his knowledge to the next level

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From pastime to passion: How our Rules of Golf expert took his knowledge to the next level

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LPGA star ends round putting with wedge after 'freak accident'

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LPGA star ends round putting with wedge after ‘freak accident’

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justin thomas

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Rules of Golf explained: Our expert tackles THAT controversial JT incident

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what part of the golf club hits the ball

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Can you use any part of the club to hit a ball?

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The armchair referees are out in force again – but what do the rules say about Harman's antics?

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The armchair referees are out in force again – but what do the rules say about Harman’s antics?

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Remember Phil at Shinnecock? Here’s what could happen now under the Rules of Golf

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Concede a putt

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Want to concede a putt? Here’s how to do it without breaking the rules

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relief from tree roots in golf

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Can I get relief from tree roots?

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rules of golf

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Are you allowed to share golf clubs? Here’s what the rules say

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Golfer celebrating shot while partner holds flagstick - stock photo

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Where should we put hole locations?

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Hideki Matsuyama DQ

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Matsuyama disqualified following equipment blunder

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Nearest point of relief

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Do I have to use my longest club to measure my relief area?

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Can I clean my golf ball?

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Am I allowed to use the green to clean my ball?

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Wells Fargo Championship prize money

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Need a drop zone? Here’s what the Rules of Golf say

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committee for golf club salaries

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A mower chewed up my ball – what do I do?

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Sergio Garcia

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Sergio vs PGA Tour: What do the Rules say?

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Identify your golf ball

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How to correctly identify your golf ball

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taking relief in golf

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Can I change my ball when taking relief?

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Dylan Frittelli

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‘I thought it was the greatest par of my life’: PGA Tour star caught up in bizarre rules violation

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loose impediments

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Moving loose impediments? Proceed with caution to avoid a rules drama

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Scottie Scheffler

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How Scheffler avoided a Masters catastrophe – and how you can use the Rules to your advantage

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broken golf club rule

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PGA Tour star lost his (club)head at the Masters – but what can you do if it happens?

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immovable obstructions

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What are immovable obstructions and how do you take relief?

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rules of golf lost golf ball

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My ball was found but I couldn’t get to it in time – what happens now?

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movable obstructions

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What are movable obstructions and do you get free relief?

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Can I wear something to protect an injury – even if it helps my swing?

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Can I wear something to protect an injury – even if it helps my swing?

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Lost golf ball

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Think you know everything about the lost ball rules?

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Here's everything you need to know about the embedded ball rule

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Here’s everything you need to know about the embedded ball rule

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Golf ball being hit

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My ball has landed on the tee for a different hole!

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No Play Zone

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What is a No Play Zone?

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Golfer hits ball from rough

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I hit my ball and two came out!

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golf bunker rules

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What can (and can’t) you do if your ball is in a bunker?

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