In stroke play, prior to taking his stance, the player removes a stake defi ning out of bounds that interferes with his area of intended swing. A fellow-competitor informs him that he is not allowed to remove boundary stakes. He replaces the stake prior to playing his next stroke. 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 is disqualifi ed for altering the course.
Which of the following does NOT result in a penalty? A. Swinging at and missing a wrong ball. B. Playing a stroke at part of an abandoned ball that had broken into pieces.
C. Playing a stroke with a ball that has been marked, lifted and set aside.
D. Playing a stroke with a ball and dislodging an abandoned ball that was hidden and lay underneath it.
In four-ball stroke play, a player holes out. Before his partner holes out, the player practices putting on the fringe of the putting green. 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 and his partner incur a two-stroke penalty.
In stroke play, a competitor took relief from a lateral water hazard, dropped a ball in a wrong place (three club-lengths from where the original ball last crossed the hazard margin) and played it. What is the ruling? A. The player incurred one penalty stroke. B. The player incurred two penalty strokes. C. The player incurred three penalty strokes. D. The player is disqualifi ed if he doesn’t correct the error prior to playing a stroke from the next teeing ground.
In which of the following situations is a player entitled to relief from an immovable obstruction? A. The player’s ball lies in a lateral water hazard and the player’s stance is on a sprinkler head located through the green.
B. The player’s ball lies through the green and the player’s stance is on a sprinkler head located inside the lateral water hazard.
C. The player’s ball lies through the green and a sprinkler head located inside the lateral water hazard interferes with the player’s line of play.
D. The player’s ball lies through the green and a sprinkler head located on the putting green interferes with the player’s line of play.
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2700 N. Van Clief Rd. Stevinson, CA 95374
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
“THE JEWEL OF THE VALLEY” Ranked 2010 #5 Public Golf Course in America
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“The Ranch”, as it’s referred to by long-time guests, offers exceptional amenities beyond an 18 hole championship track, featuring on-site lodging, meeting facilities, the SR Grill, a well stocked Golf Shop, even a nature trail. We also offer our award-winning Practice Facility, at the heart of which is the Performance Center & Golf Academy, complete with the latest in video and launch monitor systems for swing and club analysis.
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