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.
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.
Rule 2: Match Play
Rule 6: The Player
Rule 7: Practice
Rule 8: Advice Indicating Line Of Play
Rule 10: Order Of Play
Rule 11: The Teeing Ground
Rule 12: Searching For And Identifying Ball
Rule 13: Ball Played As It Lies
Rule 14: Striking The Ball
Rule 15: Substituted Ball; Wrong Ball
Rule 16: The Putting Green
Rule 17: The Flagstick
Rule 18: Ball At Rest Moved
Rule 19: Ball In Motion Deflected or Stopped
Rule 20: Lifting, Dropping, and Placing; Playing From Wrong Place
Rule 21: Cleaning Ball
Rule 22: Ball Assisting or Interfering With Play
Rule 23: Loose Impediments
Rule 24: Obstructions
Rule 25: Abnormal Ground Conditions, Embedded Ball, and Wrong Putting Green
Rule 26: Water Hazards
Rule 27: Ball Lost or Out of Bounds; Provisional Ball
Rule 28: Ball Unplayable
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.