Category Archive: Questions on Rules

Apr 16

Disqualified from LPGA Play

LPGA Rules for Disqualification Lots to Remember Over the years, we’ve all seen a host of disqualifications from both the men’s and women’s tours, some of them over seemingly nothing when looking at the small picture. In retrospect, there’s so much to be said for rule uniformity, and both tours have remained rabid on adherence, …

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Oct 19

Slow Play In Golf

  The Two Sides of Slow Play     Several sports organizations have decided to address the problem of slow play this year, including baseball and basketball. The shot clock seems to be the standard target for these tweakings, and in the case of golf, it is hoped that a good ten seconds can be …

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Oct 26

Fan DQs Simon Dyson at BMW

  Simon Dyson’s Infraction Caught By a Fan     Golf is such a weird game. The rules were drawn up by NASA, and you need an extra college degree just to memorize them – or you need enough income to hire someone to memorize them for you, come along to the tournaments and monitor …

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Oct 19

Cheating on Tour

Cheating on Tour – Careful with that Word Tiger Wood’s agent, Mark Steinberg, is right about anyone being accused of cheating – it’s a huge deal (unless we’re talking about Mississippi Riverboat gamblers or pirates). Any iffy moment on the golf course that straddles the border between knowing and not knowing the rules, maybe grounding …

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Apr 13

Penalties and DQs: What’s Your Beef with Augusta?

Should Tiger Have Been Disqualified When an event is this big, the amount of detail work is unfathomable. When that’s all done, there’s another huge job in monitoring the real time unfolding of the tournament. Apparently, the latest round started with an alert from a TV viewer, and some interesting expressions, previously hidden, are coming …

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Mar 29

Playing From the Wrong Tees

Playing From the Wrong Tees in Match Play We recently had this question from a follower of Women’s Golf Center ” I am asking a rules question concerning what happened today in the club match play. Both opponents played the wrong tees the entire match with one be the winner. The ‘conditions’ for the match …

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