The NEW rules of golf quiz

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The NEW rules of golf quiz

Q.  The 2019 Rules of Golf encourage golf to be played at a prompt pace. The new rules recommend that once in position to safely hit, a player should take no more how many seconds to set-up and make his/her stroke.

What is the correct ruling?

A. 30 seconds
B. 40 seconds
B. 60 seconds
C. 90 seconds

And the answer is ... 

Nwxt new rule

 

Q. Larry chipped his ball from off the green. It was a great chip. The ball landed on the green and rolled to the hole. However, and this is where it gets interesting, the ball lodged between the flagstick and the mouth of the cup. Maybe an eight of the ball was below the level of the top of the cup/putting green surface. Larry got excited and declared he had holed out. Scott reminded Larry that a ball has to be at rest at the bottom of the hole to be considered holed.

What is the correct ruling?

A. Larry is correct, any part of the ball below the lip of the cup, the ball is holed out.
B. Scott is correct. The ball is not holed out. The flagstick must be removed. If the ball falls in the cup and comes to rest, then the ball was holed out.
C. Scott is correct. The ball is not holed out. The flagstick must be removed. If the ball falls outside the cup on the green, the ball is not holed out and must be putted until the ball falls into the cup and comes to rest.

And the answer is .

Scott Rushing
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40 seconds?   and A  

40 seconds?

 

and

A

 

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DON
 

 

And the WINNER is SCOTT. He got them both correct and as the ONLY one to post a reply, he is by default the Winner.

Way to go Scott. 

Don

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Aimee
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yay for Scott

I'm honestly not up on the new rules (other than the flagstick thing) because I'm not in golf mode yet. Probably in March I'll get the itch and spend some time reading up. 

It's not how...it's how many

scomac
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The penalty if someone takes

The penalty if someone takes more than 40 seconds to hit a shot? 

Most professional players do not adhere to this rule.  I'm not sure how the ruling bodies expect the club golfer to play speed golf when the professional example is so poor.

Scott Rushing
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Well, it's not clear there's

Well, it's not clear there's a defined penalty in the new rules.  It's a recommendation, to the point of saying play "ready golf" and hit shots in under 40 seconds.  But I didn't see anything that suggests when the penalties would come into play, I assume they will enforce those in the way they have. 

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Aimee
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timing

"...they will enforce those in the way they have." - which is to say, not at all!cheeky

It's not how...it's how many

DON
 

 

They were talkiing about SLOW play again on TV this weekend. I didn't hear what was said as I was just coming back into the room when they were pretty much done. But I did hear that not MUCH has EVER been done to get the players to play faster over the years. One guy said that Lee Trevino used to complain about Slow Play back in this playing days, so that prety much tells us nothing has changed over the years.

I also saw that Ricky Folwer got a one stroke penality for not dropping his ball from KNEE height as per the NEW rould. He did it the old way from shoulder height and NO one mentioned it at the time, and then he hit his next shot and that meant he got the penality after someone noticed this mistake. And I also saw where Tiger bent one of his clubs when the club hit a tree after the shot and they mentioned to new rule about what can be done after a club is damaged during play. I kind of felt sorry for Ricky for his one stroke, but he has had 7 weeks now to get used to the new rules. I guess old habits are hard to break for some guys. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.