RULES QUIZ: beginner level: Answers

Published on 23rd April 2020 in Local and Member News, Local News, Members News

Unfortunately, there were no correct answers to our beginner level rules quiz.  

The answers are now entered in the table below.  An intermediate level quiz has been published – we wish you luck on that one!


 

Question 1 of 18
The ball must be fairly struck at with any part of the head of the club.
A – True
B – False

Correct answer A

Explanation: See Rule 10.1a.

Question 2 of 18
A player drops a ball in the right way in the relief area when taking a drop under a Rule. The ball hits the ground first but then accidentally hits her foot before coming to rest in the relief area. The player must drop the ball again.
A – True
B – False

Correct answer B

Explanation: A player has completed taking relief when a ball dropped in the right way comes to rest in the relief area. It does not matter whether the ball, after hitting the ground, touches any person, equipment or other outside influence before coming to rest. If the ball comes to rest in the relief area, the relief procedure is complete and the ball must be played as it lies.

Question 3 of 18
When dropping under a relief Rule, the ball must not be thrown, spun or rolled.
A – True
B – False

Correct answer A

Explanation: See the definition of Drop.

Question 4 of 18
A boundary edge extends up above the ground, but not below the ground.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer A

Explanation: See the definition of Course.

Question 5 of 18
The general penalty is a two-stroke penalty in stroke play and match play.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer A

Explanation: The general penalty is loss of hole in match play and a two-stroke penalty in stroke play.

Question 6 of 18
Red penalty areas give a player an extra lateral relief option, in addition to the two options available from a yellow penalty area.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer B

Explanation: See the definition of Penalty Area.

Question 7 of 18
When ground under repair is defined by a painted line on the ground, the line itself is in the ground under repair.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer B

Explanation: See the definition of Ground Under Repair.

Question 8 of 18
A player may remove a half-eaten apple from a bunker when it is lying next to his ball in the bunker, without penalty.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer B

Explanation: The half-eaten apple is a loose impediment; under Rule 15.1a, a player may remove a loose impediment lying anywhere on the course.

Question 9 of 18
The player who is to play first from the teeing area is said to have the honour.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer B

Explanation: See the definition of Honour.

Question 10 of 18
The stroke includes the backward movement of the club.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer A

Explanation: See the definition of Stroke.

Question 11 of 18
Leaves, twigs and branches which are not attached or growing are loose impediments.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer B

Explanation: See the definition of Loose Impediments.

Question 12 of 18
Foursomes is a form of play where one player plays against two other players.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer A

Explanation: As per the definition of Foursomes, this is a form of play where two partners compete as a side by playing one ball in alternating order on each hole.

Question 13 of 18
In foursomes match play, each player plays their own ball.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer A

Explanation: A foursome is a match in which two players play against two other players, and each side plays one ball.

Question 14 of 18
The ‘defined areas of the course’ are: the fairway, the rough, penalty areas, bunkers and teeing areas.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer A

Explanation: See definition of Areas of the Course.

Question 15 of 18
The term opponent applies in both match play and stroke play.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer A

Explanation: See the definition of Opponent.

Question 16 of 18
A player’s ball lies in a hole made by a rabbit in a bunker. The player is entitled to free relief.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer B

Explanation: A hole made by an animal is an abnormal course condition.

Question 17 of 18
The spare golf balls in a player’s bag are part of her equipment.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer B

Explanation: See the definition of Equipment.

Question 18 of 18
A round may be more than 18 holes.
A – False
B – True

Correct answer A

Explanation: See definition of Round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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