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Golf Rules

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Golf Rules game quiz
"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  



1. 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


2. A player may lay his or her golf bag parallel to the line of putt to shield the line from the wind?
    True
    False


3. In match play, two players agree in advance to concede all putts within a specified length. Are they in violation of a rule?
    Yes
    No


4. What is the maximum number of clubs with which a player may start a round?
    13
    14
    15
    12


5. 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 scratched
    is cut or cracked
    is covered with mud or other substance
    its paint is damaged or discolored


6. In match play a player may not play a practice round on the course on which the match is to be played?
    True
    False


7. 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?
    4
    1
    2
    0, ball must be teed even with the tee markers


8. In match play, what penalty does a player incur for teeing off in front of the tee markers?
    no penalty
    one stroke
    loss of hole
    no penalty, opponent may require player to re-hit


9. Water hazards are defined by what color stakes or lines?
    green
    red
    yellow
    white


10. How many minutes does a player have to search for his ball before it must be declared lost?
    5
    7
    3
    10


11. 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?
    True
    False


12. 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?
    True
    False


13. A player may, upon reaching the putting green, change balls and complete play on the hole with the substitute ball?
    True
    False


14. Which of the following is not considered 'casual water'?
    snow
    dew
    ice
    puddle


15. What is the diameter of the hole?
    four and a quarter inches
    four and a half inches
    four inches
    five inches


16. In marking the position of a ball, the ball marker must be placed behind the ball?
    True
    False


17. All the following are loose impediments through the green, except ________ ?
    stones
    leaves
    sand
    insects


18. An out of bounds stake is an obstruction under Rule 24?
    True
    False


19. A player may declare his ball unplayable at any place on the course except when the ball is in a _________ ?
    Answer: (Two Words)


20. What is the penalty for hitting a ball out of bounds?
    one stroke
    one stroke and distance
    two strokes
    loss of hole in match play


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Compiled Jun 28 12