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Basic Rules

Quiz #3

 

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1.  Provided you can do so without causing your ball to move, it's OK to move loose natural impediments (i.e. leaves, stones, pine straw, sticks) near your ball in the rough or fairway without penalty.

 

(A) True

(B) False

 

2. When playing by the Rules in a stroke-play competition or for handicap, it's OK to take a 'gimmie' and pick up your ball if it's close enough to the hole that it would probably go in anyway.

 

(A) True

(B) False

 

3.  Out of bounds is defined by what color stakes?

 

(A) Red

(B) White

(C) Yellow

(D) Green


4.  What is the only option for a ball that is out of bounds or lost outside of a water hazard?

 

(A) Drop a ball near where the ball is thought to be lost or have gone out of bounds, no penalty.

 

(B) Drop a ball near where the ball is thought to be lost or have gone out of bounds, 1-stroke penalty.

 

(C) Play another ball at the spot from where the original ball was just last played (if on the teeing ground, can re-tee), no penalty.

 

(D) Play another ball at the spot from where the original ball was just last played (if on the teeing ground, can re-tee), 1-stroke penalty.

 

5. What should you do during a stroke play event if a competitor accidentally or purposefully breaks a rule and doesn't address it but keeps playing?

 

(A) Ignore it and remain quiet.

(B) Bring it to the attention of the Rules Committee on the course or before signing your scorecard at the scoreboard to be fair to all contestants.

 

6. Examples of movable man-made obstructions would be:

 

(A) Apple, banana peel and toothpick.

(B) Rake, branch with leaves and soda can.

(C) Hazard stake, rake and cigarette or cigar butt.


7.  Examples of immovable man-made obstructions would be:

 

(A) Sprinkler heads, permanent 100 yard markers and wires holding up a new tree sapling.

(B) Stakes with ropes to guide cart traffic, golf bag and golf cart.

(C) A tree.

 

8. A ball is deemed to have moved if it leaves its original position and comes to rest in any other place.  There is no penalty if you, your partner or your caddies move it by accident or if you move it after you have addressed it.

 

(A) True

(B) False

 

9.  If your golf ball and a playing partner's golf ball are in the fairway so close together after a drive that it interferes with your shot and it's your turn to play, you may request that the other golfer mark and lift his/her golf ball.  While waiting to play, the other golfer may not clean the lifted ball.

 

(A) True

(B) False

 

10. Only YOU can deem your golf ball unplayable anywhere on the course except in a water hazard.  Which of the following is NOT an option for an unplayable lie?

 

(A) Play a ball at the spot where the original ball was last played, 1-stroke penalty.

 

(B) Drop a ball on a line behind the point where the ball lay, keeping that point between the hole and the spot on which the ball is to be dropped, 1-stroke penalty.  A ball in the bunker must be dropped in the bunker with this option.

(C) When playing by USGA Rules of Golf, NO PENALTY to drop a ball if a club might hit a tree root or cause injury.

 

(D) Drop a ball within 2 club-lengths of the spot where the ball lay, no nearer the hole, 1-stroke penalty.  A ball in the bunker must be dropped in the bunker with this option.

 

11.  What is the term used when a golfer has earned the right to tee off first due to the lowest score on the previous hole? (In match play events, this procedure must be followed.  In stroke play events, this can be followed or if that person isn't ready, then play Ready Golf!)

 

(A) Winner’s Right

(B) Take the Tee

(C) The Honors

 

12.  What does 'through the green' mean?

 

(A) The whole course area except the teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played and all hazards.

(B) Playing right through the green and onto the next hole.

(C) A ball that lands through the grass and well into the dirt.

 

 

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ANSWERS

 

1. A               True

2. B               False

3. B               White

4. D               Play another ball at spot where original ball last played, 1-stroke penalty

5. B               Bring it to the attention of the Rules Committee

6. C               Hazard stake, rake and cigarette or cigar butt

7. A               Sprinkler heads, permanent 100 yard markers, wires holding up sapling

8. B               False

9. A               True

10. C              Playing by USGA Rules of Golf, NO PENALTY to drop…

11. C              The Honors

12. A              The whole course except teeing ground and green of hole being played and all hazards.