Now & Then #8: Hide & Seek

This is the eighth in a series articles pertaining to the forthcoming changes to the Rules that will come into effect on January 1, 2019Now represents the Rules as they currently exist, and Then represents the Rules as they will be next year.  Regulating how the Game is played is not changing all that much, so how in the world are we condensing 34 Rules (“Now”) into only 24 Rules (“Then”)?  This installment “Now & Then” is a first attempt to find where all of the current Rules are “hiding” within the new Rules. 

NOW

THEN

Etiquette Section

The Spirit of the Game

Safety

Consideration for Other Players

Pace of Play

Priority on the Course

Care of the Course

Conclusion; Penalties for Breach

Rule 1.2         Standards of Player Conduct

Rule 1.2a       Conduct Expected of All Players

Rule 1.2a       Conduct Expected of All Players

Rule 5.6         Unreasonable Delay; Prompt Pace of Play

Rule 1.2a       Conduct Expected of All Players

Rule 1.2a       Conduct Expected of All Players

Exception to Rule 8.2  Actions to Care for the Course

Rule 1.3c       Penalties

Rule 1  The Game

1-1  General

1-2  Exerting Influence on Movement of Ball or Altering  Physical Conditions

1-3  Agreement to Waive Rules

1-4  Points Not Covered by Rules

Rule 1.1         The Game of Golf

Rule 6.3a       Holing Out with Same Ball Played from Teeing Area

Rule 8.2         Player’s Deliberate Actions to Alter Other Physical Conditions to Affect the Player’s Own Ball at Rest or Stroke to Be Made

Rule 8.3         Player’s Deliberate Actions to Alter Physical Conditions to Affect Another Player’s Ball at Rest or Stroke to Be Made

Rule 1.3b(1)   Player Responsibility for Applying the Rules

Rule 20.3       Situations Not Covered by the Rules

Rule 1.3c(4)   Applying Penalties to Multiple Breaches of the   Rules

Rule 16.2       Dangerous Animal Condition

Rule 2  Match Play

2-1  General

2-2  Halved Hole

2-3  Winner of Match

2-4  Concession of Match, Hole or Next Stroke

2-5  Doubt as to Procedure; Disputes and Claims

2-6  General Penalty

Rule 3.2a(1)  Winning a Hole

Rule 3.2a(2)  Tying a Hole

Rule 3.2a(3)  Winning a Match

Rule 3.2b       Concessions

Rule 3.2d(4)   Responsibilities of Player and Opponent: Protecting Own Rights and Interests

Rule 20.1b     Rules Issues in Match Play

Rule 1.3c       Penalties

Rule 3  Stroke Play

3-1  General; Winner

3-2  Failure to Hole Out

3-3  Doubt as to Procedure

3-4  Refusal to Comply with a Rule

3-5  General Penalty

Rule 3.3a      Winner in Stroke Play

Rule 3.3c      Failure to Hole Out

Rule 20.1c    Rules Issues in Stroke Play

Rule 1.2        Standards of Player Conduct

Rule 1.3c      Penalties

Rule 4  Clubs

4-1  Form and Make of Clubs

4-2  Playing Characteristics Changed and Foreign Material

4-3  Damaged Clubs; Repair and Replacement

4-4  Maximum of Fourteen Clubs

Rule 4.1a(1)   Conforming Clubs

Rule 4.1a(3)   Deliberately Changing Club’s Performance Characteristics During Round

Rule 4.1a(2)   Use or Repair of Club Damaged During Round

Rule 4.1b(1)   Limit of 14 Clubs

Rule 5  The Ball

5-1  General

5-2  Foreign Material

5-3  Ball Unfit for Play

Rule 4.2a(1)  Conforming Ball Must Be Played

Rule 4.2a(2)  Deliberately Altered Ball Must Not Be Played

Rule 4.2b      Ball Breaks into Pieces While Playing Hole

Rule 4.2c      Ball Becomes Cut or Cracked While Playing Hole

Rule 6  The Player

6-1  Rules

6-2  Handicap

6-3  Time of Starting and Groups

6-4  Caddie

6-5  Ball

6-6  Scoring in Stroke Play

6-7  Undue Delay; Slow Play

6-8  Discontinuance of Play; Resumption of Play

Rule 1.3b       Applying the Rules

Rule 3.2c       Applying Handicaps in Handicap Match

Rule 3.3b(4)  Scoring in Handicap Competition

Rule 5.3a      When to Start Round

Rule 5.4        Playing in Groups

Rule 10.3      Caddies

Rule 4.2        Balls

Rule 3.3b      Stroke Play: Scoring in Stroke Play

Rule 5.6        Unreasonable Delay; Prompt Pace of Play

Rule 5.7        Stopping Play; Resuming Play

Rule 7  Practice

7-1  Before or Between Rounds

7-2  During Round

Exception to Rule 7-2

Rule 5.2         Practising on Course Before or Between Rounds

Rule 5.5         Practising During Round or While Play is Stopped

Rule 5.5c       Practice While Play Is Suspended or Otherwise Stopped

Rule 8  Advice; Indicating Line of Play

8-1   Advice

8-2a Indicating Line of Play: Other Than on Putting Green

8.2b On the Putting Green

Note

Rule 10.2a     Advice

Rule 10.2b(1) Other Help: Pointing Out Line of Play for Ball      Anywhere Except on Putting Green

Rule 10.2b(2) Other Help: Pointing Out Line of Play for Ball on Putting Green

Rule 24.4       Advice Allowed in Team Competition

Rule 9  Information as to Strokes Taken

9-1   General

9-2a Match Play: Information as to Strokes Taken

9-2b Match Play: Wrong Information

9-3  Stroke Play

Rule 3.2a(1)   Winning a Hole       

Rule 3.3a       Winner in Stroke Play

Rule 3.2d(1)   Responsibilities of Player and Opponent: Telling Opponent About Number of Strokes Taken

Rule 3.2d(1)   Responsibilities of Player and Opponent: Telling Opponent About Number of Strokes Taken

Rule 3.2d(2)   Responsibilities of Player and Opponent: Telling Opponent About Penalty

Rule 3.3b       Scoring in Stroke Play

Rule 10  Order of Play

10-1  Match Play

10-2  Stroke Play

10-3  Provisional Ball or Another Ball from Teeing Ground

Rule 3.2a(1)   Winning a Hole       

Rule 6.4a       Order of Play When Playing Hole: Match Play

Rule 6.4b       Order of Play When Playing Hole: Stroke Play

Rule 6.4c       When Player Will Play Provisional Ball or Another Ball from Teeing Area

Rule 11  Teeing Ground

11-1  Teeing

11-2  Tee-Markers

11-3  Ball Falling Off Tee

11-4  Playing from Outside Teeing Ground

11-5  Playing from Wrong Teeing Ground

Rule 6.2         Playing Ball from Teeing Area

Rule 6.2b(4)  Restriction on Moving Tee-Markers When Playing from Teeing Area

Rule 6.2b(5)  Ball Is Not in Play Until Stroke is Made

Rule 6.1b      Ball Must Be Played from Inside Teeing Area

Rule 6.1b      Ball Must Be Played from Inside Teeing Area

Rule 12   Searching for and Identifying Ball

12-1  Seeing Ball; Searching for Ball

12-2  Lifting Ball for Identification

Rule 7.1         How to Fairly Search for Ball

Rule 7.4         Ball Accidentally Moved in Trying to Find or Identify It

Rule 7.2         How to Identify Ball

Rule 7.3         Lifting Ball to Identify It

Rule 13   Ball Played as It Lies

13-1  General

13-2  Improving Lie, Area of Intended Stance or Swing, or   Line of Play

13-3  Building Stance

13-4  Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions

Rule 9.1a       Playing Ball from Where It Came to Rest

Rule 8.1         Player’s Actions That Improve Conditions Affecting the Stroke

Rule 8.1b       Player’s Actions That Improve Conditions Affecting the Stroke: Actions That Are Allowed

Rule 12.2       Playing Ball in Bunker

Rule 14   Striking the Ball

14-1a  Fairly Striking the Ball

14-1b  Anchoring the Club

14-2a  Physical Assistance and Protection from Elements

14-2b  Positioning of Caddie or Partner Behind Ball

14-3    Artificial Devices and Unusual Equipment; Abnormal Use of Equipment

14-4    Striking the Ball More Than Once

14-5    Playing Moving Ball

14-6    Ball Moving in Water

Rule 10.1a      Fairly Striking the Ball

Rule 10.1b      Anchoring the Club

Rule 10.2b(5)  Physical Help and Protection from Elements

Rule 10.2b(4)  Restriction on Caddie Standing Behind Player

Rule 4.3          Use of Equipment

Rule 10.1a       Fairly Striking the Ball

Rule 10.1d       Playing Moving Ball

Exception 3 to Rule 10.1d   Ball Moving in Water

Rule 15  Substituted Ball; Wrong Ball

15-1  General

15-2  Substituted Ball

15-3  Wrong Ball

Rule 6.3a       Holing Out with Same Ball Played from Teeing Area

Rule 6.3b       Substitution of Another Ball While Playing Hole

Rule 6.3c       Wrong Ball

Rule 16  The Putting Green

16-1a  Touching Line of Putt

16-1b  Lifting and Cleaning Ball

16-1c  Repair of Hole Plugs, Ball Marks and Other Damage

16-1d  Testing Surface

16-1e  Standing Astride or on Line of Putt

16-1f   Making Stroke While Another Ball in Motion

16-2    Ball Overhanging Hole

Rule 13.1       Actions Allowed or Required on Putting Green

Rule 13.1       Actions Allowed or Required on Putting Green

Rule 13.1       Actions Allowed or Required on Putting Green

Rule 13.1e     No Deliberate Testing of Greens

Rule 10.1c     Making Stroke While Standing Across or on Line of Play

Exception 2 to Rule 11.1 When Ball Played from Putting Green Accidentally Hits Any Person, Animal or Movable Obstruction (Including Another Ball in Motion) on Putting Green

Rule 13.3       Ball Overhanging Hole

Rule 17  The Flagstick

17-1 Flagstick Attended, Removed or Held Up

17-2 Unauthorized Attendance

17-3 Ball Striking Flagstick or Attendant

17-4 Ball Resting Against Flagstick

Rule 13.2a(3) Limitation on Player Moving or Removing Flagstick in Hole While Ball Is in Motion

Rule 13.2b     Removing Flagstick from Hole

Rule 13.2a(4) Limitation on Other Players Moving or Removing Flagstick When Player Has Decided to Leave It in Hole

Rule 13.2a     Leaving Flagstick in Hole

Rule 13.2b(2) What to Do If Ball Hits Flagstick or Person Attending Flagstick

Rule 13.2c     Ball Resting Against Flagstick in Hole

Rule 18  Ball at Rest Moved

18-1   By Outside Agency

18-2   By Player, Partner, Caddie or Equipment

18-3   By Opponent, Caddie or Equipment in Match Play

18-4   By Fellow-Competitor, Caddie or Equipment in Stroke Play

18-5   By Another Ball

18-6   Ball Moved in Measuring

Rule 9.6        Ball Lifted or Moved by Outside Influence

Rule 9.4        Ball Lifted or Moved by Player

Rule 9.6        Ball Lifted or Moved by Opponent in Match Play

Rule 9.6        Ball Lifted or Moved by Outside Influence

Rule 9.6        Ball Lifted or Moved by Outside Influence

Exception 4 to Rule 9.4  Accidental Movement Anywhere Except on Putting Green While Applying Rule

Rule 19  Ball in Motion Deflected or Stopped

19-1  By Outside Agency

19-2  By Player, Partner, Caddie or Equipment

19-3  By Opponent, Caddie or Equipment in Match Play

19-4  By Fellow-Competitor, Caddie or Equipment in Stroke Play

19-5  By Another Ball

Rule 11.1       Ball in Motion Accidentally Hits Person or Outside   Influence

Rule 11.1       Ball in Motion Accidentally Hits Person or Outside Influence

Rule 11.1       Ball in Motion Accidentally Hits Person or Outside Influence

Rule 11.1       Ball in Motion Accidentally Hits Person or Outside Influence

Exception 2 to Rule 11.1 When Ball Played from Putting Green Accidentally Hits Any Person, Animal or Movable Obstruction (including Another Ball in Motion) on Putting Green

Rule 20  Lifting, Dropping and Placing; Playing from Wrong Place

20-1  Lifting and Marking

20-2  Dropping and Re-Dropping

20-3  Placing and Replacing

20-4  When Ball Dropped, Placed or Replaced Is in Play

20-5  Making Next Stroke from Where Previous Stroke Made

20-6  Lifting Ball Incorrectly Substituted, Dropped or Placed

20-7  Playing from Wrong Place

Rule 14.1       Marking, Lifting and Cleaning Ball

Rule 14.3       Dropping Ball in Relief Area

Rule 14.2       Replacing Ball on Spot

Rule 14.4       When Player’s Ball Is Back in Play after Original Ball Was Out of Play

Rule 14.6       Making Next Stroke from Where Previous Stroke Made

Rule 14.5       Correcting Mistake Made in Substituting, Replacing, Dropping or Placing Ball

Rule 14.7       Playing from Wrong Place

Rule 21  Cleaning Ball

Rule 14.1c     Cleaning Lifted Ball

Rule 22  Assisting or Interfering with Play

22-1  Ball Assisting Play

22-2  Ball Interfering with Play

Rule 15.3a     Ball on Putting Green Helping Play

Rule 15.3c     Ball-Marker Helping or Interfering with Play

Rule 15.3b     Ball Anywhere on Course interfering with Play

Rule 15.3c     Ball-Marker Helping or Interfering with Play

 

Rule 23  Loose Impediments

23-1  Relief

Rule 15.1       Loose Impediments

Rule 24  Obstructions

24-1  Movable Obstruction

24-2  Immovable Obstruction

24-3  Ball in Obstruction Not Found

Rule 15.2       Movable Obstructions

Rule 16.1       Abnormal Course Conditions (Including Immovable Obstructions)

Rule 15.2b     Relief for Ball Not Found but in or on Movable Obstruction

Rule 16.1e     Relief for Ball Not Found but in or on Abnormal Course Condition

Rule 25  Abnormal Ground Conditions; Embedded Ball and Wrong Putting Green

25-1  Abnormal Ground Conditions

25-2  Embedded Ball

25-3  Wrong Putting Green

Rule 16.1       Abnormal Course Conditions (Including Immovable Obstructions)

Rule 16.3       Embedded Ball

Rule 13.1f      Relief Must Be Taken from Wrong Green

Rule 26  Water Hazards (Including Lateral Water Hazards)

26-1  Relief for Ball in Water Hazard

26-2  Ball Played within Water Hazard

Rule 17.1      Options for Ball in Penalty Area

Rule 17.2      Options After Playing Ball from Penalty Area

Rule 27  Ball Lost or Out of Bounds; Provisional Ball

27-1  Stroke and Distance; Ball Out of Bounds; Ball Not Found within Five Minutes

27-2  Provisional Ball

Rule 18.1       Relief Under Penalty of Stroke and Distance Allowed at Any Time

Rule 18.2       Ball Lost or Out of Bounds; Stroke-and-Distance Relief Must Be Taken

Rule 18.3       Provisional Ball

Rule 28  Ball Unplayable

Rule 19          Unplayable Ball

Rule 29  Threesomes and Foursomes

29-1  General

29-2  Match Play

29-3  Stroke Play

Rule 22.1       Overview of Foursomes

Rule 22          Foursomes (Also Known as Alternate Shot)

Rule 22          Foursomes (Also Known as Alternate Shot)

Rule 30  Three-Ball, Best-Ball and Four-Ball Match Play

30-1  General

30-2  Three-Ball Match Play

30-3  Best-Ball and Four-Ball Match Play

Rule 21.4a    Overview of Three-Ball Match Play

Rule 23.1      Overview of Four-Ball

Rule 21.4      Three-Ball Match Play

Rule 23         Four-Ball

Rule 31  Four-Ball Stroke Play

31-1  General

31-2  Representation of Side

31-3  Scoring

31-4  Order of Play

31-5  Wrong Ball

31-6  Penalty to Side

31-7  Disqualification Penalties

31-8  Effect of Other Penalties

Rule 23.1       Overview of Four-Ball

Rule 23.4       One or Both Partners May Represent the Side

Rule 23.2       Scoring in Four-Ball

Rule 23.6       Side’s Order of Play

Exception to Rule 23.8  When Penalty Applies to One Partner Only or Applies to Both Partners

Rule 23.8       When Penalty Applies to One Partner Only or Applies to Both Partners

Rule 23.8b     Disqualification Penalties

Rule 23.8a     Penalties Other Than Disqualification

Rule 32  Bogey, Par and Stableford Competitions

32-1  Conditions

32-2  Disqualification Penalties

Rule 21.1a    Overview of Stableford

Rule 21.3a    Overview of Par/Bogey

Rule 21.1c    Penalties in Stableford

Rule 21.3c    Penalties in Par/Bogey

Rule 33  The Committee

33-1  Conditions; Waiving Rule

33-2  The Course

33-3  Times of Starting and Groups

33-4  Handicap Stroke Table

33-5  Score Card

33-6  Decision of Ties

33-7  Disqualification Penalty; Committee Discretion

33-8  Local Rules

Rule 1.3a      Meaning of “Rules”; Terms of Competition

Rule 3.1a      Form of Play: Match Play or Stroke Play

Rule 2           The Course

Rule 5.3        Starting and Ending Round

Rule 5.4        Playing in Groups

Rule 3.1c(2)  Handicap Competitions

Rule 3.3b      Scoring in Stroke Play

Rule 3.3a      Winner in Stroke Play

Rule 3.2a(4)  Extending a Tied Match

Rule 1.2b      Code of Conduct

Rule 1.3c(3)  No Discretion to Vary Penalties

Rule 1.3a      Meaning of “Rules”; Terms of Competition

Rule 34  Disputes and Decisions

34-1  Claims and Penalties

34-2  Referee’s Decision

34-3  Committee’s Decision

Rule 20.1b     Rules Issues in Match Play

Rule 20.1c     Rules Issues in Stroke Play

Rule 20.2e     Disqualifying Players After Result of Match or Competition Is Final

Rule 20.2a     Rulings by Referee

Rule 20.2b     Rulings by Committee

Date
Category
November 2018 Rules