Give Thanks Quiz

Here’s a quiz for you to work on while you are munching on the last of your Thanksgiving leftovers. Whether you realize it or not, you should give thanks to the USGA for allowing, and your local PGA professional for adopting, a virtual cornucopia of Local Rules to help you in golfing your ball around the course. Rule 33-8 [Local Rules] authorizes the Committee, i.e., your PGA professional in most cases, to establish Local Rules for local abnormal conditions so long as those Local Rules do not waive any Rules of Golf. In this quiz, your knowledge of allowable Local Rules will be tested as you try to determine whether the following statements are True” or “False.”

  1. There can be a Local Rule to allow you relief, without penalty, for a ball embedded in its own pitch-mark through the green.

 

  1. It is permissible to adopt a Local Rule giving you relief, without penalty, for tree roots extending into the rough.

 

  1. When weather conditions are adverse, it is possible to have a Local Rule for “Preferred Lies” or “Winter Rules.”

 

  1. The USGA has authorized a Local Rule that permits the removal of stones in bunkers without penalty.

 

  1. After a course has been aerated, there cannot be a Local Rule permitting relief, without penalty, from the aeration holes

 

  1. There can be a Local Rule to the effect that mushrooms on the putting green may be treated as ground under repair.

 

  1. It is possible to have a Local Rule that provides relief, without penalty, from sand-filled divot holes.

 

  1. It is not permissible to have a Local Rule allowing you to repair damage to a putting green clearly caused by deer hoofs.

 

  1. There cannot be a Local Rule allowing you relief, without penalty, from excessive goose droppings.

 

  1. There can be a Local Rule declaring accumulations of leaves in bunkers to be ground under repair.
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November 2017 Rules