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Tag: Rules of Golf

It's Time to Get Rid of These Bonkers Golf Rules

In theory, golf is a pretty simple game. You put a ball on a tee, hit it and chase it around until you stroke the ball into the hole at the 18th. But have you ever tried to explain the rules to an absolute beginner? These are the rules that drive Golfshake's Derek Clements nuts - and should be tossed into the nearest water hazard, without penalty. read more ...


The Most Confusing Rules in Golf

People getting involved with golf for the first time could be forgiven for feeling somewhat confused by the sport’s rules. Golfshake's Derek Clements has played the game all his life and still finds some of the rules and regulations utterly bemusing. read more ...


7 Rules That Every Golfer Needs to Know

The R&A have attempted to simplify the Rules of Golf, but there are still two dozen general sections, each with a myriad of sub-rulings to cater for almost any circumstance that may crop up. So, for the time being, let’s focus on some of the most useful, and frequently encountered by the regular weekend warrior! read more ...


What Golfers Really Think About the Rules of Golf

The rules of golf remain a contentious topic, despite the modernised changes introduced last year by the R&A and USGA. Studying data from the 2019 Golfshake Survey, we have sought the opinion of everyday golfers to discover whether they fully understand the alterations that were made, agree with them, and perhaps more crucially, ask whether further modernisations are required. read more ...


Pro Golfer Penalised 58 Strokes in Senior Event

It pays to know the rules. Such was the fate of Lee Ann Walker during the Senior LPGA Championship, who was penalised a staggering 58 strokes over two rounds after being found unaware of a key change made to the laws of the game.  read more ...


Should You Leave the Flagstick In When Putting?

Should you leave the pin in the hole when putting? That is a question that golfers have been asking themselves since January. We polled and gathered the views of regular golfers to see what impact - either positive or negative - the new rule has made. read more ...


Pelley Applies Voice of Reason Over Li Haotong Penalty

There has been much discussion and controversy surrounding a penalty Haotong Li received at the conclusion of the Dubai Desert Classic, which has led to outrage from players, and statements from both the European Tour and R&A. Golfshake's Derek Clements tries to make sense of it all. read more ...


Have the Rule Makers Dropped a Clanger?

Golf's new rules weren't going to please everyone, and one in particularly has many top professionals talking, specifically the fact that the drops will have to be taken from knee height. Golfshake's Derek Clements asks, have the rule makers dropped a clanger? read more ...


Top 8 New Rules of Golf Explained

Much publicised, debated and scrutinised, the Rules of Golf were updated for 2019. Jonathan Pearson, the Head Professional of the Yorkshire Golf Academy based at Moor Allerton Golf Club, takes us through eight key rules on the golf course, outlining the various scenarios and explaining what comes next. read more ...


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