Welcome to the Wisconsin State Golf Association Rules School podcast. This series will consist of 24 episodes, with each episode focusing on one rule.
Rule 24: Team Competitions
25:33Rule 24 covers team competitions (played in either match play or stroke play), where multiple players or sides compete as a team with the results of their rounds or matches combined to produce an overall team score.
Rule 23: Four-Ball
1:09:36Rule 23 covers Four-Ball (played either in match play or stroke play), where partners compete as a side with each playing a separate ball. The side's score for a hole is the lower score of the partners on that hole.
Rule 22: Foursomes (Also Known as Alternate Shot)
28:45Rule 22 covers Foursomes, where two partners compete together as a side by alternating in making strokes at a single ball. The Rules for this form of play are essentially the same as for individual play, except for requiring the partners to alternate in teeing off to start a hole and to play out each hole with alternate shots.
Rule 21: Other Forms of Individual Stroke Play and Match Play
41:33Rule 21 covers four other forms of individual play, including three forms of stroke play where scoring is different than in regular stroke play: Stableford, Maximum Score, and Par/Bogey.
Rule 20: Resolving Rules Issues During Round; Rulings by Referee and Committee
1:17:01Rule 20 covers what players should do when they have questions about the Rules during a round, including the procedures (which differ in match play and stroke play) allowing a player to protect the right to get a ruling at a later time. Rule 20 also covers the role of referees who are authorized to decide questions of fact and apply the Rules.
Rule 19: Unplayable Ball
39:36Rule 19 covers the player's several relief options for an unplayable ball. This allows the player to choose which option to use - normally with one penalty stroke - to get out of a difficult situation anywhere on the course (except in a penalty area).
Rule 18: Stroke-and-Distance Relief; Ball Lost or Out of Bounds; Provisional Ball
1:00:58Rule 18 covers taking relief under penalty of stroke and distance. When a ball is lost outside a penalty area or comes to rest out of bounds the player must resume by playing again from where the previous stroke was made. This Rule also covers how and when a provisional ball may be played.
Rule 17: Penalty Areas
1:08:43Rule 17 is a specific Rule for penalty areas, which are bodies of water or other areas defined by the Committee where a ball is often lost or unable to be played. For one penalty stroke, players may use specific relief options to play a ball from outside the penalty area.
Rule 16: Relief from Abnormal Course Conditions (Including Immovable Obstructions), Dangerous Animal Condition, Embedded Ball
1:17:41Rule 16 covers when and how the player may take free relief by playing a ball from a different place, such as when there is interference by an abnormal course condition or a dangerous animal condition.
Rule 15: Relief from Loose Impediments and Movable Obstructions (including Ball or Ball-Marker Helping or Interfering with Play)
47:28Rule 15 covers when and how the player may take free relief from loose impediments and movable obstructions.