Golf Rules: The Basics Series Part 2

This is the second in a series of posts about the Rules of Golf. “Golf Rules: The Basics,” is an attempt to simplify the game. I have put the rules into a conversation about golf. The rules are not in any specific order or numbered. Golf Rules: The Basics Part 2 Once the ball has been put into play, you can’t touch the ball or cause it to move in any way; such as accidentally with the … Continue Reading →

Lost Ball in Fairway / Rule 27

Situation: Last season, during a Juniors Tournament in which I officiated, an interesting situation occurred. A young man and young lady were paired together for this stroke play event. The young lady was playing from the forward tees and had the honors. After her tee shot the young man played and both began walking down the rolling fairway. Both players hit great shots down the middle. As the competitors approached the crest of a hill, … Continue Reading →

PGA Leader Board Report

This week the big boys step up for the Quicken Loans National at the beautiful Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Gainesville, VA LEADERBOARD REPORT    COURSE INFORMATION FOR  ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF COURSE         Information and photos courtesy PGATOUR.com

LPGA Leaderboard Report

The best female golfers in the world will tee it up for another major at the Ricoh British Open at Turnberry, Scotland

Champions Tour Leaderboard Report

The Champions Tour, the best old men in golf today, return for the 3M Championship at TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN

WEB.COM Leaderboard Report

The WEB.COM TOUR returns for the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank at the GC at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT

5 Reasons This Was the Best Masters

We now have a new Masters’ Champion, Jordan Spieth. Here is a 21 year old playing better than most twice his age. What is scary? How good he will be in 20 years. It’s hard to fathom. So many records broken this week: First player in 79 Masters to reach 19-under par. First wire-to-wire Masters Winner since Raymond Floyd in 1976. Most birdies in Masters, 28. Youngest player ever to lead after the first round. … Continue Reading →

Masters Final Leader Board

What a great Masters. Many of the great players threatened Sunday but all fell short.  Check out the final leader board report.  

Playing From a Wrong Place / Rule 20

Situation: On the 9th hole, a long par 5, a player in our group hit his 3rd shot over the green. The green has 4 bunkers, 2 located behind the green. The player saw his ball fly towards the back bunker and assumed it landed in the bunker. Upon arriving at the bunker, the player did not see his ball and believed it had plugged in the soft sand. After a 5 minute search (time … Continue Reading →