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Concealed Ball

Concealed Ball

September 19, 2016 During the second round of the Albertsons Boise Open, Scott Stallings found his tee shot on the 293-yard, drivable par-4 15th hole buried deep in the face of the front greenside bunker.  After playing his second shot from the...

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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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Monday Qualifier

Monday Qualifier

One of the most interesting, yet lesser known, components of the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and Web.com Tour is that players can often times gain access to one of those tournaments by going through the Monday Qualifier.  These are also known as...

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Good Intentions

Good Intentions

RULINGS Good Intentions Mike Stiller, PGRA Rules Official 6 August 2016 Good intentions during Web.com’s Digital Ally Open During the first round of the Digital Ally Open at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate, Nate Lashley’s second shot...

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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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Slip Up

Slip Up

RULINGS Rob Keller, PGRA Rules Official 25 July 2016 In the first round of the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank, Benjamin Alvarado was walking around the face of a bunker that his ball had come to rest in on the 16th hole. As he walked...

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Replaced Divot

Replaced Divot

Mike Peterson, PGRA Rules Official 25 July 2016 During the 2nd round of the Utah Championship on the Web.com Tour, a player’s ball came to rest in the fairway just in front of a replaced divot.  The player called for a ruling to inquire if...

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