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Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association Quiz

  • To help our junior golfers understand the Rules of Golf, we've created this rules test to prepare our players for competition. Please fill in your first and last name, and complete the entire test using your Rules of Golf books if needed. We highly encourage all of our members—both new and old—to take this test to further your knowledge of the Rules. Thank you and Good Luck!
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  • 1) A player may stand outside the teeing ground to play a ball that is teed up within the teeing ground. (Rule 11-1)
  • 2) A player who tees off in front of the tee markers incurs a 2 stroke penalty and must re-tee. (Definition of Teeing Ground & Rule 11-4)
  • 3) A ball may be declared Unplayable at any place on the course under penalty to one stroke (Rule 28)
  • 4) If a player, whose ball lies in a bunker, declares it unplayable, he/she may drop a ball within two club lengths of where it lies, no nearer the hole, but it must be dropped in the bunker. (Rule 28)
  • 5) A player may improve his/her lie by pressing a club down on the ground behind the ball “through the green”. (Rule 13-2)
  • 6) When a stroke is made from the putting green, there is no penalty if the player’s ball strikes the flagstick attended, unattended or removed and placed on the ground. (Rule 17-3)
  • 7) When a ball is hit “out of bounds”, the players only option is to play their next shot (under the penalty of stroke and distance) from the spot where they played their previous stroke. (Definition 27-1b)
  • 8) Objects such as white stakes that identify “out of bounds” are themselves out of bounds. (Definition of Out of Bounds)
  • 9) A player may hit practice shots into the woods during their round while waiting for the group in front. (Rule 7-2)
  • 10) If a player’s ball is not found within 5 minutes after the search is started, it is a lost ball. (Definitions)
  • 11) If a ball in play and at rest is moved by another ball in motion, the moved ball must be replaced (Rule 18-5)
  • 12. When a ball may be lost somewhere (other than a water hazard) or Out of Bounds, a player may immediately declare and hit a “provisional”. (Rule 27-2)
  • 13) All disputes between players must be resolved by a rules official or at the scoreboard before signing your opponents scorecard
  • 14) If you make a swing with the intention of striking your ball and miss completely it could be considered a practice swing. (Definition – stroke)
  • 15) All “lateral water hazards” are marked with either red lines or stakes. (Definitions)
  • 16) The ball must be fairly struck at with the head of the club and can’t be pushed or scraped. (Rule 14-1)
  • 17) A player is allowed to play a ball that is in a water hazard, but they cannot ground their club. (Rule 13-4)
  • 18) Loose impediments are natural objects such as stones, leaves twigs and branches and may be removed when they are near your ball (except in a hazard)
  • 19) Under the Rules of Golf, both bunkers and water hazards are considered hazards. (Definitions)
  • 20) A player may take relief without penalty from casual water in a bunker by dropping at the closest point of relief outside the bunker. (Rule 25-1b(ii))

  • 21) When a ball is declared unplayable, the player may take relief as follows:
  • 22) When a player's ball goes into a lateral water hazard, which statement below describes one of his options:
  • 23) Which one of the following is allowed by the Rules of Golf:
  • 24) A player is entitled to relief without penalty from a cart path (immovable obstruction) when:
  • 25) If your ball lies on a wrong putting green (any green other than the hole being played), how should you proceed? (Rule 25-3)