Take A Quiz On The Rules Of Golf

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Take A Quiz On The Rules Of Golf

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In stroke play, a player lifts his ball without authority, substitutesa new ball on the original spot to aid in identification, and plays it. What is the ruling?
    • A. 

      There is a one stroke penalty for lifting the ball in play without authority and an additional penalty of two strokes for improper substitution.

    • B. 

      There is a two stroke penalty for improper substitution; there is no additional penalty for lifting the ball without authority.

    • C. 

      There is a one stroke penalty for lifting the ball in play without authority and an additional two stroke penalty for playing a wrong ball.

  • 2. 
    A player’s ball lies in a bunker completely covered by sand and loose impediments. In searching for the ball, he accidentally moves and completely uncovers it. What is the ruling?
    • A. 

      There is no penalty; the ball must be replaced and recovered so that only part of the ball is visible.

    • B. 

      There is a one stroke penalty; the ball must be replaced and recovered so that only part of the ball is visible.

    • C. 

      There is a one stroke penalty; the ball must be replaced and completely recovered.

  • 3. 
    A player’s ball comes to rest inside a paper cup on the putting green. Then, the wind moves the paper cup with the ball inside to a new position. What is the ruling?
    • A. 

      He must play the ball from its new position since wind is not an outside agency.

    • B. 

      He must replace the ball and cup to where they lay prior to the wind blowing them.

    • C. 

      He must lift the ball and place it as near as possible to the spot directly under the place where the ball lay inside the cup prior to the wind blowing it.

  • 4. 
    In stroke play, a player’s ball is embedded in its own pitch-markin a closely mown area through the green. He takes relief under the embedded ball Rule, but, before dropping the ball, he repairs the pitch-mark. What is the ruling?
    • A. 

      There is no penalty.

    • B. 

      There is a one stroke penalty.

    • C. 

      There is a two stroke penalty.

  • 5. 
    Which is correct regarding ground under repair?
    • A. 

      Deep cracks in the earth are not automatically ground under repair.

    • B. 

      Grass cuttings piled for removal are not automatically ground under repair.

    • C. 

      A tree stump is automatically ground under repair.

  • 6. 
    In stroke play, a player searches for his ball for five minutes and does not find it. He looks for another minute, finds his ball and plays it. What is the ruling?
    • A. 

      There is no penalty.

    • B. 

      There is a two stroke penalty for playing a wrong ball.

    • C. 

      There is a two stroke penalty for undue delay.

  • 7. 
    In stroke play, a player’s ball lies on a putting green. As he approaches the ball, the wind blows it into a nearby bunker. He replaces the ball on the putting green, holes out and tees off on the next hole. What is the ruling?
    • A. 

      There is no penalty.

    • B. 

      There is a two stroke penalty.

    • C. 

      He is disqualified.

  • 8. 
    Which is correct regarding a player taking relief under the unplayable ball Rule?
    • A. 

      He may not drop a ball nearer the hole than where the original ball lies.

    • B. 

      He must drop a ball in the bunker, if his ball lies on grass covered ground in a bunker.

    • C. 

      He may drop a ball within two club-lengths of the spot directly under the place where it lies, if it lies in a tree.

  • 9. 
    Which is correct regarding the player cleaning his ball?
    • A. 

      He may not clean the ball when lifting it from casual water.

    • B. 

      He may not remove cut grass adhering to the ball lying through the green.

    • C. 

      He may clean the ball when it has been lifted because it interferes with play.

  • 10. 
    In stroke play, a player is in the process of taking relief from ground under repair through the green. Before he drops the ball, he removes sand and loose soil from the area in which he is to drop the ball. What is the ruling?
    • A. 

      There is no penalty.

    • B. 

      There is a one stroke penalty.

    • C. 

      There is a two stroke penalty.