Water hazards are bad enough without all the confusing rules about playing after you end up in the drink. Fortunately, Barry Rhodes is here to explain everything there is to know about water hazards.
Exactly what makes a ball unplayable? And exactly what should you do next? Barry Rhodes explains it all… exactly.
Barry Rhodes explains what he considers one of the most misunderstood – and most broken – rules in golf: the Nearest Point of Relief.
A common question that some amateur golfers seem to have a problem with. Which Rules situations require the position of a ball to be marked and which do not? An easy rule of thumb to assist you with this question is that when the ball is to be replaced at the same spot it was […]
Golfers sometimes fall out with their fellow competitors, or opponents, over where they should stand on the putting green while putts are being made. In my opinion, regardless of where they stand it is more important that they should remain absolutely silent and motionless while anyone is making their stroke. You may be surprised to […]
Lou Abbot’s and Bud Costello’s “Who’s on First” sketch from the mid-1930’s is arguably the most famous comedy routine of all time. The premise of the bit is that Abbott is trying to help Costello sort out the nicknames and positions of the players on a baseball team. However, this task becomes virtually impossible for […]
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 […]
When putting greens are damaged, greenkeepers often have to protect the repaired area until growth returns and the surface is suitable for putting again. Of course, the protective netting is an immovable obstruction on the putting green, as it is not intended that players should move it to give themselves a clear path to the […]
I regularly receive requests for rulings relating to match play situations after a player has lost a hole, or the match, due to a Rules incident that they were not sure about. Most golfers play far more rounds of stroke play golf than match play golf and do not realize that there are several important […]
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 […]