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NCGA Rules Quiz


Test Your Rules Knowledge


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When playing the seventh hole, through the green includes: A. All bunkers on the course except those on the seventh hole.


B. All areas of the course where play is permitted.


C. The teeing ground and putting green of the eighth hole.


D. The teeing ground of the seventh hole.


A player’s ball came to rest on a sprinkler head in the rough next to a putting green. When determining the nearest point of relief, which of the following is correct? A. The nearest point of relief may be in the fairway. B. The nearest point of relief may be on the putting green.


C. The nearest point of relief may be in a bunker. D. The nearest point of relief may be in a water hazard.


In stroke play, a player’s ball is embedded in its own pitch mark in the fairway. Before dropping the ball, the player repairs the pitch mark that was created by the impact of the ball. What is the ruling? A. The player incurs no penalty. B. The player incurs a one-stroke penalty. C. The player incurs a two-stroke penalty. D. The player must re-create the lie or be disqualifi ed.


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In stroke play, a player’s ball came to rest in a large fairway bunker. The player chunked his next stroke and the ball remained in the bunker, only 10 yards closer to the hole. Unhappy with his execution, the player took a practice swing and touched the ground in the bunker with his club. He raked the area from where he just played and went forward to play his ball. What is the ruling? A. The player incurs no penalty. B. The player incurs a one-stroke penalty. C. The player incurs a two-stroke penalty. D. The player incurs a total of four penalty strokes.


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A player returns his score card and leaves the scoring area. The hole-by-hole scores are correct and added up to a 73 but the total score was accidentally written as a 75. What is the ruling? A. The player is required to accept the 75. B. The Committee is responsible for the addition of scores and the player’s score is 73.


C. The player incurs a penalty of two strokes for signing an incorrect score card and the score is now a 75.


D. The player is disqualifi ed for signing an incorrect score card.


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