Golf rules
Golf rules

Of course, within the framework of one article, we will not be able to tell you about all the rules in golf, especially since there are many of them (34 articles) and they are quite complex. In this article, I will talk about the basic excerpts to the rules of the game of golf.

Etiquette Is part of the tradition in golf. Etiquette is just as important for safety in the game. Basic rules of etiquette on the field:

– You cannot move while playing.

– When playing golf, respect the player behind and do not try to delay him in the game. If you lose the ball, you can let the player playing from behind by giving him a signal.

– Always try to be punctual at tee.

– Always regenerate turf after impact.

– It is necessary to go down into the bunker from behind, and never down from a high edge. Level the hopper well with a rake or hockey stick to remove footprints.

– When playing on the green, do not walk on another player’s line of strike. Movements to the flag must always be done at an angle.

– Mark your ball with a coin or a special marker. It is necessary to return the ball to its place with maximum accuracy from where you took it.


– During the strike, you must be to the right of the player.

– On the tee it is always necessary to leave on the right side of the court, away from the player performing the drive or swing.

– Do not turn your back on the player.

– Whenever the ball hits a person, always shout “Fore”.

– On the green, try to play as fast as possible and do not mark the hit on the card.

– When looking for a ball, remember the 5 minutes rule. If you do not have time, then skip the player.

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Ball marking
Ball marking

The position of the ball can be changed only when teeing, in the remaining cases the ball does not change its position. It is allowed to crush a part of the ground behind it or pull out some of the grass behind the ball, but this is not allowed in other areas of the field.

If you lose the ball, you need to hit the next one from the point from where the original hit was made, in addition, you need to add the hit to the score. This action is known as strike and distance. In other words, if you lose the ball after the drive is executed, the subsequent hit will be from a tee.

If you think you have lost the ball, you can play the provisional ball to the point where you think the first ball was lost.

Notify that you are going to play a temporary ball. If you find the first ball, then you can either refuse the first one or refuse the temporary one and continue the game first. In this case, if the ball is out of the field, which means it is in any area other than obstacles, tees or green of the hole being played, you have three options for the development of events.

The first option is to move the ball a length equal to the length of two clubs in either direction from its position, but not in any case closer to the hole. This will be followed by a one-hit penalty. The second option is to execute the strike from a place as close as possible to the point from which the strike was performed. And, the third option is that you can go back in the event that the ball is outside the aisles and it is also located between you and the flag.

If the ball is out of play in the bunker, you have the same different options as in the previous case. The only condition for this is that the ball must not leave the bunker.

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There is only one way to get the ball out of the bunker – for this you need to get a penalty and return to the point of the original hit.

Bunker golf
Bunker golf

During the game, you must be very careful with the ball. Your ball must be marked with a special sign so as not to be confused during the game. If during strokeplay you do not play your own ball, then you are penalized with a two-hit penalty for each hit that is not your own ball.

The total penalty cannot be exceeded by four strokes. If you misplay your ball during matchplay, you will lose the hole. If you did not play your own ball in the bunker, then you will not receive a penalty, provided that you immediately discovered your mistake and did not have time to complete the hits already outside the bunker. In this case, you can go back and find your ball.

If you accidentally move the ball, you will be penalized for both matchplay and strokeplay, with the exception of playing on the green, where you are allowed to return the ball without penalty.

The rules of golf are quite complex and have certain nuances. For example, consider the difference between an external factor and a roughness on the green. Suppose the dog picks up your motionless ball and runs away with it. You are allowed to change the ball without any penalty.

If the dog picks up the ball that rolls and runs away with it, then if you are not on the green, the position is considered an unevenness on the green and the ball can be brought into play from where the srobaka leaves the ball. If the ball is lost, then it must be considered lost. On the other hand, if you performed a paperwork kick while on the green, and the dog grabbed the ball while rolling, then you can also replace the ball and execute your kick without penalty.

Golf water hazard
Golf water hazard

If there is accidental moisture or a repair area on the field, then you are allowed to perform an additional hit for the length of the club without penalty. If Water is in the path of the flag, then you can move to the side. When chipping, changes are not allowed.

During the game, there can be moving and stationary objects. A movable object can be moved and if you hit the ball at the same time, there will be no penalty. Movable objects – these are objects such as: a rake, a bank from under the water, tree branches, brushwood. With a stationary object, you can move the ball to another place that will allow the kick to be taken without the ball being closer to the hole.

There are two types of water barriers. Counter Obstacle and Side Obstacle. The oncoming obstacle must be crossed at some point. If the ball hits the water, then you can go back to any distance, and you get a fine. In a lateral obstruction, if the ball hits the water, it is placed flush with the point where the ball crossed the edge of the water. In this case, a fine is also imposed. We recommend watching the video “Golf: The Rules of the Game”.


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