2009 Rules Of Golf Test

33 Questions | Total Attempts: 1706

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Golf Rules Quizzes & Trivia

There are a total of thirty-five questions: 20 true/false and 15 multiple-choice. The 20 true/false should be done without outside material help. The 15 multiple-choice may be done using outside material help.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Through the green is all ground of the competition course including hazards on the hole being played.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    If a competitor is disqualified from a primarily handicap competition for playing off a higher handicap than he was entitled to, he may still claim the gross prize.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The footprint of a burrowing animal, reptile or bird is considered an irregularity of the surface from which there is relief without penalty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Unless the use of golf carts is specifically prohibited in the conditions of competition, a player may use a golf cart in the competition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A player is permitted to bend a branch of a tree with his hands in order to get under a tree to play a ball; this constitutes fairly taking a stance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A competitor took relief from a lateral water hazard, dropped a ball in a wrong place (three club-lengths from where the original ball last crossed the hazard margin) and played it; his total penalty is three strokes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A player removes a broken tee touching his ball on the putting green causing the ball to move; there is a penalty of one stroke and the ball must be replaced.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A ball is deemed lost as soon as a player drops a ball under stroke and distance, even if he searched only briefly, and the original ball was found within the five-minute search period before he made a stroke at the dropped ball.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In Match Play, a player may concede a hole to his opponent at any time prior to the start or conclusion of that hole.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A wrong ball includes another player's ball, an abandoned ball, and the player's original ball when it is no longer in play.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The margin of a water hazard extends vertically downward, but not upwards.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Committee may not allow players to practice on the competition course between rounds when play is scheduled over consecutive days in stroke play.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Sand and loose soil are loose impediments on the putting green only.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A boundary fence gate, when open, is part of the boundary fence and may not be closed to play a stroke.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    In taking relief from a lateral water hazard, a player may drop within two club lengths of where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard, return to the previous spot, or drop on the line of flight, all with a one stroke penalty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A player’s ball has come to rest behind a divot that is not completely detached; he may remove the divot or press it down before playing his stroke.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Dustin incurs a two-stroke penalty if he asks Pete, his fellow competitor, the location of the hole on the putting green.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    A ball incorrectly dropped in a wrong place, but not played, may be lifted without penalty and dropped in accordance with the Rules.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    A fellow-competitor may not assist a competitor in removing a large loose impediment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Questions 21 through 35 are multiple-choice; choose the best answer. You may use outside materials. Gerry strikes his ball from a bunker onto the next teeing ground. Eric, who is making a practice swing, accidentally strikes the moving ball. The ball comes to rest in a water hazard. What is the ruling?  
    • A. 

      Gerry must cancel and replay his stroke.

    • B. 

      Gerry has the option to cancel and replay his stroke or play the ball as it lies.

    • C. 

      Gerry should estimate where the ball would have come to rest had it not been deflected by Eric.

    • D. 

      Gerry must play the ball as it lies or take relief under the water hazard rule, Rule 26.

  • 21. 
    The committee has the local rule in effect allowing Distance Measuring Devices during the stipulated round. On the third hole, Eric uses his rangefinder that also has the ability to calculate the change in slope for each shot, but has turned this feature off. What is the ruling?
    • A. 

      There is no penalty because he has turned off the slope feature.

    • B. 

      There is a two stroke penalty.

    • C. 

      He is disqualified if he does not turn off the slope feature

    • D. 

      He is disqualified regardless whether or not the slope feature is on or off.

  • 22. 
    Robin’s tee shot on a par-3 hole landed on the putting green, then rolled back into a water hazard (yellow stakes) that was between the tee and the putting green. Robin may:
    • A. 

      Declare the ball unplayable and under penalty of one stroke drop the ball on the putting green.

    • B. 

      Under penalty of one stroke, drop a ball anywhere along the ball’s line of flight prior to where it first crossed the margin of the water hazard.

    • C. 

      Under penalty of one stroke, drop a ball on the putting green within two club-lengths of the point where the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard.

    • D. 

      Without penalty, play the ball as it lies.

  • 23. 
    In stroke play, Aaron hits his tee shot out of bounds. Aaron then kicks one of the tee markers in disgust and moves it 5 feet. He picks up the tee marker and replaces it. How many penalty strokes does Aaron incur?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 24. 
    In stroke play, Thomas plays his third stroke from a bunker onto the putting green. After marking and lifting his ball from the putting green, Thomas realizes he played a wrong ball from the bunker. What is the ruling?
    • A. 

      There is no penalty.

    • B. 

      Thomas incurs a two stroke penalty and does not have to correct his error.

    • C. 

      Thomas incurs a two stroke penalty and must correct his error before playing from the next teeing ground.

    • D. 

      Thomas is disqualified.

  • 25. 
    Erin addresses her ball on the putting green. Because of the wind, she steps away from the ball, marks its position, lifts it, and then replaces it. Before she addresses the ball again, a gust of wind moves the ball four feet closer to the hole. What penalty, if any, does Erin incur, and how should she play the ball?
    • A. 

      None and she must play the ball as it lies.

    • B. 

      One stroke, and she must replace the ball.

    • C. 

      One stroke, and she must play the ball as it lies.

    • D. 

      Two strokes, and she must replace the ball.

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