Basic Rules

Quiz #1


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1. Stroke play is a form of golf in which the player who finishes with the fewest strokes is the winner.


(A) True

(B) False


2. Match play is a form of golf in which the winner of a hole is the golfer with the fewest strokes (in a handicapped match, the golfer with the lower net score). A golfer has won the match when he/she has won more holes than are remaining or wins the play-off after a tie of a stipulated round.


(A) True

(B) False


3. A player must not start out a regular round of golf with more than how many clubs?


(A) 12

(B) 14

(C) 16

(D) 18


4. It's OK to ask your opponent for advice during a match.  In fact, it's encouraged that golfers even give unsolicited advice whenever possible.


(A) True

(B) False


5. How many club-lengths back from the teeing ground markers may a golfer tee off?


(A) One club-length

(B) Two club-lengths

(C) Three club-lengths

(D) Unlimited club-lengths


6. If a ball, when not in play, falls off the tee or is accidentally knocked off the tee by a player while addressing it, the ball may be re-teed without penalty.


(A) True

(B) False


7.  When playing by the Rules, it's OK to move the ball without penalty when:


(A) The ball is near a tree root.

(B) The ball is near the base of a bush or tree.

(C) The ball is in a divot or uneven lie.

(D) None of the above.


8. If your ball lies in a sand bunker or water hazard, it's against the Rules to ground the club (touch the club to the sand) at address set-up or in the back swing.

(A) True

(B) False


9. In stroke play, if you play the wrong ball (always look for that identification mark on your golf ball!), you incur a 2-stroke penalty and must then find and play the correct ball, if found.


(A) True

(B) False


10.  If your club strikes the ball more than once in a single stroke, count the stroke, add a 1-stroke penalty and then play the ball as it lies.


(A) True

(B) False



......................................................ANSWERS BELOW...................................................





1. A                 True

2. A                 True

3. B                 14

4. B                 False

5. B                 2 club-lengths

6. A                 True

7. D                 None of the above

8. A                 True

9. A                 True

10. A               True