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"It's true golf does rule! However, this is a quiz about the rules of golf. If you wanna play this game, you gotta know the rules!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The United States Golf Association was formed in 1894. Which of the following does the USGA not oversee?
maintaining equipment standards
writing and interpreting the Rules of Golf
the PGA Tour
conducting national championships
A player may lay his or her golf bag parallel to the line of putt to shield the line from the wind?
In match play, two players agree in advance to concede all putts within a specified length. Are they in violation of a rule?
What is the maximum number of clubs with which a player may start a round?
A player may declare his ball unfit for play during the playing of a hole and after the concurrance of his opponent, if the ball _______ ?
is cut or cracked
is covered with mud or other substance
its paint is damaged or discolored
In match play a player may not play a practice round on the course on which the match is to be played?
According to Rule 11, how many club lengths behind the tee markers may a player tee the ball and still be within the teeing ground?
0, ball must be teed even with the tee markers
In match play, what penalty does a player incur for teeing off in front of the tee markers?
loss of hole
no penalty, opponent may require player to re-hit
Water hazards are defined by what color stakes or lines?
How many minutes does a player have to search for his ball before it must be declared lost?
The term 'through the green' means the whole area of the golf course, except all hazards and the teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played?
Before 1st January 2008, if a ball a player believes to be his or her own lies within a hazard, the player may lift the ball and clean it to the extent necessary for identification?
A player may, upon reaching the putting green, change balls and complete play on the hole with the substitute ball?
Which of the following is not considered 'casual water'?
What is the diameter of the hole?
four and a quarter inches
four and a half inches
In marking the position of a ball, the ball marker must be placed behind the ball?
All the following are loose impediments through the green, except ________ ?
An out of bounds stake is an obstruction under Rule 24?
A player may declare his ball unplayable at any place on the course except when the ball is in a _________ ?
What is the penalty for hitting a ball out of bounds?
one stroke and distance
loss of hole in match play
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Compiled Jun 28 12