Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is an American franchise founded by Robert Ripley (1890 – 1949), which offers peculiar events and items so strange and unusual that its readers often find them hard to believe. In the process of becoming more familiar with the new Rules of Golf for 2019, you have probably encountered a provision or two that made you think, “I can’t believe this!” or “For real?” Well, here’s a “Believe It or Not! ”True-False quiz to see how well you are doing with learning the new Rules. For each of the following scenarios, if you find it believable, then answer “True”; but, if you find the scenario too bizarre to be credible, then answer “False”.
- To help you get aligned properly, you may place a club or an alignment rod on the ground so long as you remove the club or alignment rod after taking your stance, but before making your next stroke.
- In correctly taking relief from an immovable obstruction in the general area by dropping within one club-length of, and not nearer the hole than, the nearest point of complete relief, there is no requirement to re-drop the ball provided the dropped ball does not come to rest nearer the hole than the nearest point of complete relief, nor more than two club-lengths from where it first struck a part of the course.
- If you make a stroke with your putter, after having bent its shaft over your knee in anger during the previous hole of your round, you will be disqualified.
- In stroke play, if two players agree to play out of turn in order to give one of them an advantage, then both players are disqualified.
- In playing an approach shot to the green from the fairway, there is no penalty if your caddie stands behind you to assist you in lining up as you take your stance, provided that your caddie moves away before you make your next stroke.
- In taking on a difficult shot near a course boundary, trying to swerve your ball through several trees and back into the fairway, your ball ricochets off a tree and comes to rest in bounds after accidentally striking your caddie who was standing out of bounds.“Believe It or Not!,”you incur no penalty for this misadventure.