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Loose Impediments

Loose Impediments

Cleveland, OH – We all know that a detached branch on the golf course is a loose impediment.  If a player’s ball came to rest near the fallen branch he would be allowed to move the branch or even break off a portion of the limb in order to play...

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Defining Obstructions

Defining Obstructions

Defining Obstructions Mark Dusbabek, PGRA Rules Official 4 August 2016 An immoveable obstruction is defined in part as “anything artificial, including the artificial surfaces and sides of roads and paths ….” This picture shows the 1st hole at the...

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Enjoying the Canadian Open

Enjoying the Canadian Open

Golf Canada graciously hosts the guest referees each year for an informal dinner and night of relaxation.  The evening is filled with many laughs and a good time is had by all.  It is the perfect way to conclude an excellent event run by an...

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Legends of Golf – Part 3

Legends of Golf – Part 3

Part 3 of 3 – Jack Nicklaus Jack Nicklaus is widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all time, winning 18 professional major championships and amassing 73 official victories. The Memorial Tournament was created by Mr. Nicklaus in his home...

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Lift, Clean & Place

Lift, Clean & Place

  Because of the extremely wet conditions, the PGA TOUR Rules Committee was forced to play lift, clean & place during the 2nd round of the 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson. Players were allowed to lift their ball in a closely mown area, clean...

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Legends of Golf

Legends of Golf

Part 1 of 3 – Byron Nelson This week at the PGA TOUR’s AT&T Byron Nelson, the tournament honors one of the true legends of golf. During his relatively brief professional career, Mr. Nelson had 54 career victories, including the 1939...

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Good Luck

Good Luck

  The 54-hole rain shortened Zurich Classic in New Orleans brought many different and bizarre rulings, and some good luck for one PGA Tour player, due to +4.5” of rain that fell during tournament week. During the final round, Patton Kizzire...

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