|PGA Golf Rules
.....................just for information
1. CLUB SELECTION:
You are not allowed to ask your opponent what club they used. But, you may watch what club they removed/replaced from their golf bag.
You may consult with your partner and/or caddy on a club selection
The violation is a two stroke penalty. In match play, the penalty is loss of the hole.
*** BE CAREFUL WHOM YOU ASK FOR ADVICE***
2. BALL AT REST MOVED AFTER PLAYER ADDRESSED IT
A player sets his club down on the grass and takes his address of the ball. The ball moves out of its original position. (In a hazard you may not put your club down, so you are considered to have addresed the ball when you take your stance).
Once you address the ball, and it moves out of position, you should penalize yourself one stroke. In addition, you must tell your opponent, then place the ball back in it's original position to avoid being penalized two strokes. If you don't know the balls original position, it must be dropped.
(Note that at some courses, "Winter wimp rules" allow moving your ball to a better lie, however, once you start to addres the ball, one would hope the above rule still applies)
*** WHEN ADDRESSING THE BALL, YOU ARE AT RISK ***
3. PLAYERS BALL STRIKES HIS/HER OWN EQUIPMENT ON ERRANT SHOT
Rule 19-2 states that when a ball in motion is deflected accidentally by a players own equipment, the player loses the hole in match play and is penalized two strokes in stroke play.
The ball is played from the spot where the ball comes to rest.
*** HITTING YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT IS COSTLY ***
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