The game of golf has been played for more than 100 years, throughout the world, and under varying conditions. Yet only 34 rules govern the game. Senior PGA TOUR rules official and author of the book, Golf Rules Plain and Simple, Mark Russell will answer your "Frequently Asked Question" about everything from lateral hazards to outside agencies.
We will also look at some of the more "interesting" rules that Russell and his fellow rules officials on TOUR sometimes encounter. For example you'll get the inside stories on the time Tiger's fans moved a boulder, the situation in which Nick Faldo climbed a tree to identify his ball, and the crazy day a seagul stole a ball in play at the TPC at at Sawgrass.
The game of golf is a game of honor in which players call penalties on themselves. Knowing the rules inside and out makes the game even more interesting and enjoyable.
Learn the answers to PGA TOUR Partners Club Members "Frquently Asked Questions" like:
What is casual water?
What is the difference between a water hazard and a lateral water hazard?
How long can you look for a ball that goes out of bounds?
What is the nearest point of relief?
What is a movable obstruction?
What is the penalty for a lost ball?
What is an outside agency?
What is the difference between a yellow hazard line and red one?
What is the penalty for playing a wrong ball?