Out of Bounds Easement? No way.

We received an email from Deborah S. who lives next to a golf course so that her backyard faces the course. The stray tee shot has often found its way into her yard. However, golfers have been increasingly driving into her yard looking for their ball, and when they find it they hit it. SheContinue Reading

When George Coetzee Lost His Head

At the 2015 US Open in Chambers Bay, George Coetzee pulled out his driver on the 11th tee and let it fly. And fly it did. While his ball flew down the left side of the fairway, the head of his driver snapped off and rolled about 40 yards ahead. Now we know that ifContinue Reading

John Huh and the Accidental Putter Strike

We would have bet money, real money, that once a ball is in play on a hole that anytime the club strikes a ball it would be counted as a stroke.  And we would have lost that money.  It goes to show you that even people who love the Rules of Golf have more toContinue Reading

Euro Tour to Simon Dyson: Liar. Cheater. Tee It Up.

Yesterday the European Tour Disciplinary Panel ruled on its review of an rules violation involving Simon Dyson, and called him a lying cheater.  Not in those exact words.  But that is exactly what the panel members would say if they were discussing their ruling after loosening their preppie neckties and finishing their third bourbon inContinue Reading

Golf Rules: Ball Movement Rule Change for 2014

The USGA and R&A have announced some rule and decision changes to take effect January 1, 2014.  We’ll discuss some of the changes that will have the biggest effect. Today, we’ll talk about a new decision for Rule 18, Ball at Rest Moved.  Prior to 2014, if a player causes a ball to move directlyContinue Reading