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A quiz question basic +

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A quiz question basic +

Postby Richard J S » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:53 am

I have prepared some questions for my Golf Club's regular newsletter.
Some are elementary and some demand something more. Coincidentally one of the questions involves "lie".
I would appreciate any comments.The idea is to educate Newsletter readers rather than test. Of course some, or should I say a few, will relish the test.

Q A player accidentally treads lightly on her ball lying in rough through the green. It moves down only about 5mm and does not come back to its original position. Because the ball only moved slightly downwards not to the side, there is no penalty for moving her ball.

A False
Refer to Definition of Move or Moved. A ball is deemed to have moved if it leaves its position and comes to rest in any other place. The direction of movement is immaterial. Refer Decision 18/1. If the player plays the ball without replacing it she will incur a 2 stroke penalty. If she replaces it before playing it the penalty will be only 1 stroke. Rule 18-2 applies. Note the player must do her best to replace her ball exactly**. If the original lie has been altered as is probable in this case the ball must be placed in the nearest lie most similar to the original lie that is not more than one club-length from the original lie, not nearer the hole and not in a hazard. More details may be found in Rule 20-3b.
** You must try to do a good job of replacing no matter what the amount of movement has been. Saying it is too hard and not trying is unacceptable.
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