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NCGA Rules Quiz


Test Your Rules Knowledge


1


Which of the following are acceptable relief options for a ball hit into a lateral water hazard? A. Drop a ball under stroke and distance.


B. Drop a ball outside the water hazard within two club-lengths of and not nearer the hole than the point where the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard.


C. Drop a ball behind the water hazard, keeping the point at which the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far behind the water hazard the ball may be dropped.


D. All of the above. 2


In stroke play, on the 6th hole, Player A’s tee shot came to rest on the putting green. There is a large puddle of casual water that intervenes between the ball and the hole. The player determines that his nearest point of relief is off the putting green. The player drops the ball within one club-length of this spot and plays the ball to within inches of the hole. He taps the ball in the hole and plays from the next tee. What is his score for the 6th hole? A. 3 B. 4 C. 5 D. The player is disqualifi ed for not correcting the error prior to starting the play of the next hole.


4 3


In stroke play, during the play of the 6th Hole, Player A asked Player B what club he (B) used on the 4th Hole. What is the ruling? A. Neither player incurs a penalty.


B. Player A incurs a one-stroke penalty for asking for advice.


C. Player A incurs a two-stroke penalty for asking for advice.


D. Both players incur a two- stroke penalty.


With regard to four-ball stroke play, which of the following is false? A. Balls belonging to the same side may play in the order the side considers best.


B. A side may be represented by either partner for all or any part of a stipulated round.


C. A player may only give or ask for advice from his partner or either of their caddies.


D. A side is disqualifi ed if either partner plays a wrong ball.


5


In four-ball stroke play, without authority, Player A marked, lifted and cleaned his partner’s ball that was lying on the putting green. What is the ruling? A. Neither player incurs a penalty.


B. Player A incurs a one-stroke penalty.


C. Player A’s partner incurs a one-stroke penalty.


D. Both player A and his partner incur a one-stroke penalty.


For a complete explanation of the answers, visit NCGA.org.


SPRING 2013 / NCGA.ORG / 59 * RULES


ON COURSE SEMINARS


So did you ace the quiz? Perhaps you’d like to do better? The NCGA’s education department offers four on-course rules seminars in June and October. The seminars take golfers out on the course for a half-day of situational based rules education. The class teaches the rules through a variety of stations that translate directly into a better understanding on the course. Water hazards, bunkers, obstructions, putting green; this interactive seminar moves beyond the classroom to the golf course, providing hands-on instruction.


The $40 price for NCGA members ($20 for NCGA volunteers, $50 for non-members) includes continental breakfast, lunch and a 2012-2013 Rules of Golf book. Appropriate golf attire is required.


SCHEDULE Saturday, June 1 Poppy Ridge GC, Livermore 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Saturday, June 8


La Rinconada GCC, Los Gatos 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Monday, Oct. 7*


Granite Bay GC, Roseville 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Monday, Oct. 14* Almaden GCC, San Jose 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


The fall Seminars include Teeing Ground, Out of Bounds, Ball Unplayable and Scoring.


To register, email rgregg@ncga.org.


ANSWERS: 1-D; 2-C; 3-A; 4-D; 5-A


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