Ten Essential U.K. Golf Rules

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Follow these essential golf rules on the green – they’re pretty simple once you’ve experienced the swing of things.

Rule number 1: You should play exactly the same ball from the teeing ground to the hole. Change only when the rules allow.

Rule number 2: You need to hole out on each hole. If you do not, you do not have a score and are thus you are disqualified from the game.

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Rule number 3: You are accountable for playing your own personal ball.  So you should put an identification mark on it.

Rule number 4: You must play the ball as it lies.

Rule number 5: As soon as your ball is in a hazard, whether a bunker or perhaps a water hazard, you cannot touch the ground or water in the hazard together with your club before impact.

Rule number 6: You cannot increase the line of a putt by repairing marks created by the spikes on a player’s shoes.

Rule 7: Obstructions are anything manmade. Some obstructions can be moved. Others cannot, so you should drop your ball within one club length of your nearest point of relief.

Rule number 8: If your ball is lost in a water hazard, you will be able to drop another ball behind the hazard, keeping the point where the ball last crossed the hazard between you and the hole.

Rule number 9: In the event that you lose your ball elsewhere apart from in a hazard, go back to where you hit your previous shot and hit another – with a one-stroke penalty.

Rule number 10: If your ball is unplayable, then you have three options:

  • Play from where you hit your last shot.
  • Drop the ball within two club lengths of where your ball is now.
  • Keep the point where the ball is between you and the hole and drop your ball on that line. You can return back as far as you want.


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Hi, I'm Aaron Cardwell. I did not think of myself as an auto enthusiast until I bought my first car and discover how much fun driving is. Also, using vehicles or any means of transportation is a way of life. I know how greatly it impacts our daily lives.

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