Q1: If a ball comes to rest in the water,
after crossing the margin to the left of the
stakes marked by point X in the photo, the
player may take relief from which type of
hazard? a) A water hazard. b) A lateral
A1: a) A water hazard. A water hazard is
defined by yellow stakes and/or lines.
Definition of Water Hazard.
Q2: When the margin of a water hazard is
defined by a line on the ground, the line
itself is in the lateral water hazard. True
A2: True. When both stakes and lines are
used to indicate a water hazard, the stakes
identify the hazard and the lines define the
hazard margin. The line itself is in the
water hazard. Definition of Water Hazard.
Q3: Once a player has started the forward
movement of their stroke, it will count as a
stroke even if they intentionally swing over
their ball because they have been
distracted. True or False?
A3: False. If a player voluntarily checks
his downswing before the clubhead reaches
the ball he has not made a stroke.
Definition of Stroke.
Q4: The term ‘through the green’ includes
the teeing ground of the hole being played.
True or False?
A4: False. ‘Through the green’ is the whole
area of the course except the teeing ground
and putting green of the hole being played
and all hazards on the course. Definition of
Through the Green.
Q5: What is the penalty if in stroke play
you ground your club on a decorative island
of grass in the centre of a large bunker? a)
No penalty. b) One stroke penalty. c) Two
A5: a) No penalty. Grass-covered ground
within a bunker is not part of the bunker.
Definition of Bunker.
Q6: A player may advise a fellow competitor
that relief is available because his stance
for a stroke is in casual water. True or
A6: True. A player may give information on
the Rules, but they may not make a
suggestion that could influence a fellow
competitor in determining their play.
Definition of Advice.
Q7: As shown in the photo, which of the
following conditions is not an abnormal
ground condition? a) Wood chippings piled
for removal. b) Water that has overflowed
outside the margin of a water hazard. c)
Ruts made by a course maintenance vehicle.
d) A hole in a bunker made by a burrowing
A7: c) Ruts made by a course maintenance
vehicle. Definition of Ground Under Repair
and Decision 25/16.
Q8: A water hazard that dries up and has no
water in it is no longer a water hazard.
True or False?
A8: False. Water hazards are defined by
stakes and/or lines and do not have to
contain water. Definition of Water Hazard.
Q9: In stroke play, which of the following
is not an outside agency? a) An animal or
bird. b) Wind. c) A spectator. d) A fellow
A9: b) Wind. Neither wind nor water is an
outside agency. Definition of Outside