Author Archives: GWGA

Rule of the week #19 – Requirements before lifting your ball

Hi Ladies, When a player has good reason to mark and lift a ball to identify it, check for damage or see if it lies in a condition where relief is allowed (such as to see whether it is embedded), … Continue reading

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Rule of he week #18 – Playing out of turn

Hi Ladies, Under the old rule, it was implied that playing out of turn in stroke play was wrong or not allowed even though there was no penalty for doing so. Now, playing “ready golf” is encouraged when it can … Continue reading

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Rule of the week #17 – Time allowed for a ball search

Hi Ladies, Last season or 2, the League decided to limit the search for a lost ball to 3 minutes instead of the USGA’s rule of 5 minutes to help with the pace of play. This year, the USGA got … Continue reading

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Rule of the week #16 – Damaged clubs

Hi Ladies, For those of you who have wrapped a club around a tree or bent your putter over your knee, I would suggest taking an anger management class! The good news is that you are now allowed to keep … Continue reading

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