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Rules Of Golf

Nov 14th, 2020 Article

Might DeChambeau have received a free drop?

Poor old Bryson Dechambeau. With the weight of expectation hanging heavy on him not helped by his pre-tournament comments, the big-hitting man from California caught an awful piece of luck. Dechambeau birdied the 2nd hole to move to three under par for the tournament when lady luck deserted him. The rule Bryson was hoping might apply, Rule 16.1 (e) states

Oct 30th, 2020 Article

How does this Slope thing work?

Despite all the excellent communication from England Golf and other bodies golfers are still struggling to get their heads around the new World Handicap System. It's not the calculation of the Handicap that seems to be causing the most discussion but the differentiating factor between golf courses known as the 'Slope Rating'. A few key facts are Handicap = Handicap Index x (Slope Rating /113)

Oct 29th, 2020 Article

World Handicap System Toolkit

England Golf has issued an updated World Handicap System (WHS) educational toolkit for golf clubs across the country ahead of the imminent launch of the new system on 2 November. The release of ‘Toolkit 2.0’ coincides with many golfers in England being able to view their projected Handicap Index via the newly launched England Golf WHS Platform, . Twitter: Instagram: Facebook:

Oct 1st, 2020 Article

A rough guide to the World Handicap System

The World Handicap System launches in the UK on 2nd November. There is a lot of information out there distributed by clubs and the likes of England Golf and it is not the easiest to follow.

Sep 15th, 2020 Article

Watch out, it’s the golf rules police

With its books, videos and training materials, EXPERT GOLF shows again and again that the rules of golf are not that difficult to understand and can even be fun to learn. The “Golf Rules Quick Tips” video series, in particular, teaches selected rules in a light-hearted way. . Informative and entertaining content guaranteed.

Aug 21st, 2020 Article

Lexi dodges a bullet but misses cut

We must say that we witnessed it live and did wonder if there may be repercussions for Lexi's movement of the grass by her ball when taking a shot at the 16th hole in the first round of the AIG Women's Open. Social media was ablaze with scores of outraged golf fans but the R&A did not agree with them. Move, bend or break any:

Mar 6th, 2020 Article

Justin Rose avoids penalty at Bay Hill

Trial by television was with us again at the Bay Hill Classic on Thursday. No Patrick Reed this time but rather the squeaky-clean Justin Rose. Rose had a tricky chip from the back of the 11th which he ran some 10 feet past the pin but did he move the ball at address?

Mar 5th, 2020 Article

Pepperell's Masters chances take a dent

A careless error on his card has dumped England's Eddie Pepperell out of the Qatar Masters at the Education City Golf Club in Doha. The 2018 champion had hoped to find that form of two years ago and force his way into the world's top 50 in time to qualify for The Masters.

Mar 2nd, 2020 Article

Reed is Captain Oblivious

David Feherty didn’t hold back in a recent interview for Sports Illustrated when asked about Patrick Reed. Feherty reckons that Reed should be known as "Captain Oblivious" given his response to the furore that has followed since his infamous rules infringement.

Feb 21st, 2020 Article

Patrick Reed swerves the issue

It was inevitable that Patrick Reed, who is playing at the WGC event in Mexico City this week, was going to be asked about the latest comments from Bob Kostis and Brooks Koepka. Talking after Thursday’s first round he managed to dance around the question.   

Feb 20th, 2020 Article

Now Kostis calls out Reed

We thought Brooks Koepka had rather put the boot into Patrick Reed with his comments about building sandcastles but ex-CBS golf commentator Peter Kostis went even further this week inferring that Reed was a serial cheat.

Feb 19th, 2020 Article

Koepka joins in on Reed saga

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the bunker, or waste area, the Patrick Reed saga pops its nose out again. This time its the world number two Brooks Koepka giving his two pennyworth and he, as usual, does not pull any punches. Koepka described Reed’s actions as “building sandcastles in the sand.”