# Southland Junior Tour Rules Quiz

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15 Rules Questions for qualifiers on the Southland Junior Tour.

You must achieve score 80% or 12 out of 15 to pass.

• 1.

### In stroke play, if a player returns his/her score lower than he/she has taken, then the player would receive a two stroke penalty.    True     False

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
In stroke play, if a player returns a score lower than they have taken, it is not considered a penalty. The player's score is simply recorded as the lower score. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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• 2.

### Which of the following would not be considered a loose impediment?

• A.

Twig

• B.

Pine cone

• C.

Growing grass

• D.

Rock

C. Growing grass
Explanation
Growing grass would not be considered a loose impediment because it is a part of the golf course and not a natural object that can be easily moved or removed. Loose impediments are typically small, natural objects like twigs, pine cones, or rocks that are not fixed or growing. The presence of growing grass is expected and does not interfere with the play of the game.

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• 3.

### In stroke play, the person furthest from the hole always plays first.    True     False

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
In stroke play, the person furthest from the hole always plays first because it helps to maintain a fair and efficient pace of play. By allowing the person furthest from the hole to play first, it prevents any delays or conflicts on the course. This rule ensures that all players have an equal opportunity to complete their shots and progress through the course in a timely manner.

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• 4.

### A player hits a ball out of bounds…

• A.

The player must re-hit the shot from the previous position

• B.

Drop the ball within 2 club lengths from where the ball crossed the line

• C.

Play the ball from its current position

A. The player must re-hit the shot from the previous position
Explanation
When a player hits a ball out of bounds, they are required to re-hit the shot from the previous position. This means that the player must go back to the spot where they last played the shot and take another swing. This rule is in place to ensure fair play and to penalize players for hitting the ball out of bounds. By requiring them to re-hit the shot, it discourages players from intentionally hitting the ball out of bounds as a strategy.

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• 5.

### You may touch the sand with your club if your ball lies within the sand trap.    True     False

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
According to the statement, you are allowed to touch the sand with your club if your ball lies within the sand trap. However, the correct answer is False. In golf, touching the sand with your club before making a stroke is considered a penalty, known as grounding the club. Therefore, you are not allowed to touch the sand with your club if your ball lies within the sand trap.

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• 6.

### Lateral water hazards are defined by…

• A.

Red stakes/lines

• B.

Yellow stakes/lines

• C.

White stakes/lines

A. Red stakes/lines
Explanation
Lateral water hazards are defined by red stakes/lines. These markers indicate that the hazard is located on the side of the fairway or green. Players are allowed to drop their ball within two club lengths of the hazard, no closer to the hole, with a one-stroke penalty. Yellow stakes/lines indicate a regular water hazard, where players have the option to play the ball as it lies or take a penalty drop. White stakes/lines indicate out of bounds, where players must re-tee or take a penalty drop.

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• 7.

### A player hits his/her ball off to the right toward some trees. How long will the player have to find his/her ball?

• A.

15 minutes

• B.

10 minutes

• C.

5 minutes

C. 5 minutes
Explanation
When a player hits their ball off to the right toward some trees, they have 5 minutes to find their ball. This time limit is set by the rules of golf. If the player is unable to find their ball within this time frame, they will be required to take a penalty stroke and play another ball from the spot where they last played.

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• 8.

### A player hits his/her ball near an Out of Bounds Stake. The ball is in bounds, but the stake interferes with his/her swing. The player may move the stake without penalty.    True     False

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The explanation for the correct answer is that according to the rules of golf, if a player's ball is in bounds but an out of bounds stake interferes with their swing, they are not allowed to move the stake without penalty. Moving the stake would be considered improving the player's lie or area of intended stance or swing, which is not permitted without penalty. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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• 9.

### If a player’s ball comes to rest in casual water the player…

• A.

May drop within 1 club length, no closer to the hole with a 1 stroke penalty

• B.

May drop within 1 club length, no closer to the hole, with no penalty

• C.

Must re-hit from the previous position

B. May drop within 1 club length, no closer to the hole, with no penalty
Explanation
If a player's ball comes to rest in casual water, they are allowed to drop within 1 club length of the original position of the ball, no closer to the hole. This can be done without incurring any penalty strokes.

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• 10.

### The lost ball rule requires the same penalty as the out of bounds rule.    True     False

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The lost ball rule requires the same penalty as the out of bounds rule. This means that if a ball is lost during play, the player incurs the same penalty as if the ball had gone out of bounds. The penalty could be a stroke penalty or a penalty in terms of distance or repositioning the ball. Therefore, the statement is true.

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• 11.

### If you disregard the Rules of Golf you shall…

• A.

Be disqualified

• B.

Be given a 2 stroke penalty

• C.

Continue playing without penalty

A. Be disqualified
Explanation
If you disregard the Rules of Golf, you shall be disqualified. This means that if a player intentionally or unintentionally violates any of the rules set by the governing body of golf, they will be removed from the competition and their score will not count. Disqualification is a severe consequence for not following the rules and is meant to maintain fairness and integrity in the game.

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• 12.

### Asking a spectator or playing partner what club to use is permissible as long as your group is OK with it.    True     False

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
Asking a spectator or playing partner what club to use is not permissible, even if your group is okay with it. According to the rules of golf, players are expected to make their own decisions and choose their own clubs without seeking advice from others. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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• 13.

### The maximum number of clubs you are allowed to carry is…

• A.

10

• B.

12

• C.

14

• D.

There is no limit

C. 14
Explanation
The correct answer is 14 because according to the rules of golf, players are allowed to carry a maximum of 14 clubs in their bag during a round. This limit is set to ensure fairness and maintain the skill and strategy required in the game. Carrying more than 14 clubs can result in penalties or disqualification.

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• 14.

### Your ball comes to rest on a sprinkler head; you may take relief without penalty.    True     False

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
If a player's ball comes to rest on a sprinkler head, they are allowed to take relief without incurring any penalty. This is because a sprinkler head is considered an abnormal course condition, and players are permitted to take relief from such conditions under the rules of golf. Therefore, the statement is true.

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• 15.

### Golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. This is the...

• A.

Spirit of the Game of Golf

• B.

Way the game should be played

• C.

Both A & B

C. Both A & B
Explanation
The correct answer is "Both A & B" because the given passage emphasizes that golf is played without a referee or umpire, relying on the integrity of the individual to follow the rules and show consideration for other players. It also mentions that players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times. Therefore, both statements A and B are true and reflect the spirit of the game of golf.

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