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Borrowing equipment during a round

Borrowing equipment during a round

I have heard several myths about what a player may borrow from a fellow competitor during their round. What exactly can fellow competitors borrow from one another? A player may borrow the following, Balls (but if a One Ball Condition is in effect, the player would need to borrow the same brand and type of […]

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The Untouchables

The Untouchables

The purpose of this article is to make you aware of some of the “untouchables” that you might encounter on the golf course. In this context, if you were to touch or move one of these “untouchables” during your round, you might be subject to a penalty! “The Untouchables” was a popular television crime drama […]

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When is a bunker not a bunker

When is a bunker not a bunker

I expect most of us think that we know a bunker when we see one, especially after the Dustin Johnson ‘bunker-gate’ at Whistling Straights in 2010. Well, it may not be quite as simple as you think. Let me start by referencing the Definition of Bunker; A “bunker” is a hazard consisting of a prepared […]

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When a player may substitute a ball

When a player may substitute a ball

If a player substitutes a ball when not entitled to do so they incur a penalty of two strokes in stroke play, or loss of hole in match play, for a breach of Rule 15-2, part of which states; If a player substitutes a ball when not permitted to do so under the Rules (including […]

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Optimal Ball Flight Driver

Optimal Ball Flight Driver

The driver is the most difficult club to hit for most amateur golfers. To compound the difficulty there is much confusion about what is the optimal swing and launch conditions for your driver. The short answer is that it depends on how fast you swing your driver. Before I begin I would like to note […]

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Does size matter in golf?

Does size matter in golf?

As we all know, golf is the game for all ages, and its players come in all shapes and sizes. We may be short or tall, slim or not so slim, younger or more mature, male or female. The myriad of differences among golfers in terms of height and weight is uniquely accommodated by the […]

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