February Rules Quiz Happy Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day first became associated with romantic love in England

in the 14th century when the tradition of courtly love flourished.   Over the years, this day has evolved into a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country. In terms of greeting card sales, Valentine’s Day ranks second to Christmas; in terms of candy sales, it comes in third behind Easter and Halloween. To help you maintain that “lovin’ feeling,” here is a no-calorie Rules quiz for you to share with your sweetheart!

 

  1.   Your hole-tracking tee shot on a par-3 collides with a Valentine’s Day balloon drifting over the course, and your ball ends up out of bounds. The correct ruling is: (a) You may cancel and replay the stroke without penalty. (b) You may drop a ball below the point where you estimate that your ball struck the balloon with no penalty. (c) You may place a ball below the point where you estimate that your ball struck the balloon with no penalty. (d) You must return to the teeing ground under penalty of stroke and distance.
  2.   Your ball ends up on top of a Valentine’s Day cupcake left in the rough by some children. The correct ruling is: (a) Since the cupcake is adhering to your ball, there is no relief without penalty and you must play the ball as it lies. (b) Without penalty, you may take relief by placing the ball as near as possible to the spot directly under the place where your ball came to rest on the cupcake. (c) Without penalty, you may take relief by dropping your ball as near as possible to the spot directly under the place where your ball came to rest on the cupcake. (d) You must eat the cupcake before taking relief from this precarious lie!
  3. Your ball trickles into a bunker, but is stopped on the downslope by some Valentine’s Day candy left in the bunker by some children. The correct ruling is: (a) You must play the ball as it lies. (b) You may remove the candy provided you can do so without causing your ball to move. (c) You may remove the candy, and if your ball moves, you must replace the ball. If necessary, you may press the ball into the sand to keep it from rolling down the slope and closer to the hole. (d) You may remove the candy, and if your ball moves, you must replace the ball no nearer the hole and without pressing the ball into the sand. If that is not possible, you may place the ball in the bunker at the nearest spot not nearer the hole where it can be placed at rest. If that is not possible, then you may proceed under the stroke-and-distance option of Rule 28 [Ball Unplayable] or drop the ball, under penalty of one stroke, outside the bunker, keeping the point where the ball lay directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped.

 

 

 

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February 2018 Rules