We have built the list below of commonly pondered golf rules to help you avoid ruling pitfalls that can cost you strokes on the course. It is everyone’s job to know the rules of golf so you can “protect the field” when you play in competitions. This has been updated to reflect the USGA and R & A Rules Changes for 2019.
For a wonderful primer to answer all your golf rules conundrums you might want to own a copy of the USGA’s Golf Rules Illustrated …..it is a clear and concise golf rules resource.
Click on the any of the italicized rule issues below to see the rule explanation.
Abnormal Ground Conditions, Embedded Ball, and Wrong Putting Green
Advice Indicating Line Of Play
Ball Assisting or Interfering With Play
Ball At Rest Moved
Ball In Motion Deflected or Stopped
Ball Lost or Out of Bounds; Provisional Ball
Ball Played As It Lies
Lifting, Dropping, and Placing; Playing From Wrong Place
Order Of Play
Searching For And Identifying Ball
Striking The Ball
Substituted Ball; Wrong Ball
Thanks to Allen Zweig, John Friedson, Moe Dweck, & Arthur Blitz for their diligent work in developing this rules initiative. We appreciate the assistance of Steve Keller and Mary Hashagen in staging the photo sessions.