Rules QUIZ

  1. In stroke play, when playing out of a bad lie, a player accidentally hits the ball a second time on her follow through. What is the ruling?

A:  The double hit counts as two shots but there is no additional penalty.

B:  The double hit counts as only one stroke and there is no penalty.

C:  The double hit counts as one shot and the player gets an additional one stroke penalty.

  1. In stroke play, a player’s ball lies in a penalty area. When taking back-on-the-line relief, she may choose to drop the ball in a bunker.

A:  True

B:  False

  1. A player makes a practice swing and accidentally moves her ball in play on the fairway with her club. What is the ruling?

A:  There is no penalty but the player must replace the ball.

B:  There is no penalty, but the movement of the ball counts as a stroke and the ball must be played as it lies.

C:  The player gets one penalty stroke and must replace the ball.

ANSWERS:
  1. Correct Answer – B

The double hit counts as only one stroke and there is no penalty.

Explanation:  As per Rule 10.1a, if the player’s club accidentally strikes the ball more than once, there has been only one stroke and there is no penalty.

  1. Correct Answer – True

Explanation:  The player is allowed to drop her ball anywhere on the course except the same penalty area.

    3.  Correct Answer – C

The player gets one penalty stroke and must replace the ball.

Explanation:  If a player causes her ball in the general area to move without making a stroke there is a one stroke penalty (Rule 9.4b).