by Dan Rozek, PGA Teaching Professional @ Fox Creek Golf Club
How many of you have read the USGA Rules of Golf? How many of the people you normally play with have? My guess is only a few of you. Why? Here is a game that we all quite passionate about (from our golf clubs, places we play, to the clothes we buy), but yet we don’t familiarize ourselves with the rules. We assume what other have taught us is correct.
Knowing the rules can only help you on the golf course. It will help you to make stroke saving decisions in many circumstances. Understanding what “casual water”, “man made obstructions”, “loose impediments”, and the difference between a “water hazard” and a “lateral hazard” can have a great influence on how you play your next round and the score you may shoot.
Stop by and ask any of the PGA Professionals at Legacy, or Fox Creek if you have a rules question and pick up a rule book while you are there.
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