Appendix lV-1 unless
Q1: What is the maximum permitted length of
a tee? a) There is no maximum length. b) 3"
(76.2 mm). c) 4" (101.6 mm). d) 3" (76.2 mm)
above the ground level.
Q2: A conforming tee may not be
designed to indicate the line of
play, but a player may incline their
tee in the direction that they wish
to strike their ball, as in the
photo. True or False?
A2: True. There is
nothing in the Rules that limits how a tee
is placed in the ground.
Q3: A player may insert one plastic tee
inside another to raise its height. True or
A3: True, providing
the combined length of the tee does not
exceed 4 inches.
Q4: A player may use any object as a tee.
True or False?
A4: False. Only a
device that has been designed to raise the
ball off the ground may be used.
Q5. While preparing to play from a teeing
ground a player accidentally knocks his ball
of the tee, there is no penalty, but what is
the ruling? a) His second stroke must be
played from where the ball came to rest. b)
The ball must be replaced on the tee, which
had not moved. c) The ball may be played
from anywhere in the teeing ground, on or
off a tee.
A5: c) The ball may be
played from anywhere in the teeing ground,
on or off a tee. Decision 18-2a/19.
Q6: If a ball that is being dropped under
the Rules strikes the course and then rolls
against a tee that is being used to mark the
area in which the ball is to be dropped (as
in the photo) it must be re-dropped. True or
A6: False. A tee that is used to mark the
extent of an area in which a ball is to be
dropped is an obstruction and not a player's
equipment, so the ball is in play and the
tee may be removed. Definition of Equipment.
Q7: A player may probe the area around their
ball with a tee to see if there are tree
roots just below the surface of the ground
that may affect their stroke. True or False?
A7: True. A tee may be used for this
purpose, providing the lie of the ball, the
area of intended stance or swing, or the
line of play is not improved. Decision
Q8: What is the penalty for using a
non-conforming tee? a) One stroke. b) Two
strokes. c) Disqualification.
Disqualification. Rule 11-1.
Q9: A player who uses a tee to mark
their ball on a putting green is
penalised for testing the surface. True
A9: False. This method
of marking a ball is permissible, but not
recommended. Decision 20-1/16.