Is visibly cut, cracked, or out of shape.
Is muddy with grass sticking to it.
Is scraped and scratched.
Is discolored and not as pretty as the others in my bag.
“What club did you just hit, Lizzie?” A player can always ask what club a competitor is hitting without penalty.
“Lizzie, you should probably keep your head down next time.” A player can give friendly advice, as long as you have good intentions.
“What is the distance from my ball to the flagstick?” It is okay to discuss with a competitor distance between any two objects on the golf course.
Jane should not say anything to Lizzie and just move the towel on her bag to see what club she just hit. You aren’t speaking, therefore, no rule has been broken.
You compete against all of the players in the field and the overall winner is determined by the low gross score.
You only compete against the players in your foursome.
You compete against all of the players in the field and the overall winner is determined by the low net score.
You only count the strokes you want to.