Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Knowing the Rules Gives You the Edge

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Knowing the Rules Gives You the Edge

Article excerpt

THE rules of golf can be very perplexing and you can't expect every golfer to know all the rules.

However it's important all golfers know the basic rules you may come across day-in and day-out on the golf course.

For example, did you know you can tee your ball up within two club lengths back from the front edge of the markers and only the ball has to be within that area and not yourself.

In many instances knowing your options in regards to basic rules may also allow you to take advantage of them.

That may exist with a lateral water hazard. Do you know how many options you are entitled to when your ball sits within a lateral water hazard which is defined by a red line or stakes? You have five.

1. Play as it lies.

2. Play another ball from where you played your last shot from with a one shot penalty. …

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