Rules of Golf Quiz #10

Answer to Rules Quiz #9 William wants to pull up an out of bound stake that interferes with his swing and put it back after he hits.  Common sense tells you the stake is a man-made object that can easily be pulled up and replaced and it wouldn’t be a stretch to consider the stake…

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Tournament Season is in Full Swing

As we are rapidly approaching summer, in this blog I would like to preview a few member tournaments to come in the following months. Another Notable Dates: We have been thrilled with the turnouts to member tournaments so far this year. I hope to see you all here for the coming events!

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Rules of Golf Quiz #9

Answer to Rules Quiz #8 Arnold’s last shot went into a penalty area and before he dropped to put his ball back in play hewants to clear out some pine straw and pinecones laying in the drop area before he drops. Rule8 “Course Played as It Is Found” specifically covers this situation. The overall guiding…

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2024 Masters

Spring is finally here… It’s Masters week! If you don’t plan to dropeverything you’re doing this weekend to tune in, you probably can’t callyourself a golf fan. Augusta National will be hosting the 88th MastersTournament where the best players in the world will compete for a chanceto put on the famous green jacket. One notable…

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Rules of Golf Quiz #8

Answer to Rules Quiz #7 The Rules of Golf treat being hit by a moving ball and deliberately deflecting a ball in motiondifferently. Being hit by your ball in motion incurs no penalty, but intentionally influencing amoving ball is a different story. Rule 11.2b states “A player gets the general penalty (2-strokes)if they deliberately deflect…

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Getting the Most Out of Your GHIN Membership

Most of you reading this have a USGA GHIN membership that you maintain each year. I understand that most of you probably have it just because it is a requirement to play in MGA, LGA, and Member Tournaments, but you are still paying a small fee each year to have access to GHIN. Therefore, I…

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Terri’s Tips !

It’s Easy To Get Started With Golf!! Do you find yourself wanting to take up the game of golf but don’t know how to goabout it? Are you talking with some of your friends in or outside of our community whoalso want to play golf? Maybe your husband or your wife plays golf and they…

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Fair Weather Golf

Hopefully this topic is a mood point soon as we get closer to warm weather, but in thisblog I am going to cover golfing through all 4 seasons in North Carolina. Some are braver thanothers, but we can all agree that playing in chilly temperatures is less than ideal. The ball doesn’tgo as far, your…

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Rules of Golf Quiz #7

Answer to Rules Quiz #6 Burt’s ball bounced and struck him in the knee after hitting the bank, but Burt incurs nopenalty. Rule 11.1a states, “If a player’s ball in motion accidentally hits any person (includingthe player) or outside influence… there is no penalty to any player. This is true even if the ballhits the…

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HOW TO GET OUT OF A GREENSIDE BUNKER

This shot seems to bring on more anxiety and fear for my students than any other shot in their game. It shouldn’t have to be like this. If you have knowledge on how to execute this shot, a clear picture and a good feel for it, you can get out of a greenside bunker every…

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