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( atc ) QUESTION 1 The Rules The Virginia Golfer Rules Quiz start of 2019. But until then, players will continue to operate under the current set of Rules. How well do you know them? Put your knowledge to the test for a chance to win a VSGA golf bag. Simply visit vsga.org/rules-quiz and submit your answers by Oct. 31. Once you have entered your responses, you will be able to view the correct answers, along with the appropriate Rules and Decision that apply to that question. The entries with the top scores will be entered into a drawing and the winner will receive a VSGA golf bag. The answers and winner will be published online on Nov. 1. Grab your Decisions on the Rules of Golf book and start today! Good luck! 1. A player may remove loose impediments from the area in which they are dropping a ball when taking relief from a cart path. a. True b. False 2. A player walks up to his ball on the putting green and accidentally drops his ball-marker from three feet above the ball. The marker hits the ball and moves the ball slightly. The player then holes the ball from its new location. There are no Local 12 Rules in effect. How many penalty strokes, if any, does the player incur? a. 0 b. 1 c. 2 d. 3 3. From the putting green, a player knocks his three-foot putt from above the hole 30 feet past the hole and off the putting green. Which of the following is NOT an option? a. Place a ball on the spot where he V I R G I N I A G O L F E R | S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 17 last played from (three feet from the hole), under penalty of one stroke. b. Drop a ball five yards behind where the ball lay, in a bunker, keeping that point in line with the hole, under penalty of one stroke. c. Drop a ball on the putting green, two club lengths from where the ball came to rest, no closer to the hole, but below the hole, under penalty of one stroke. d. Place a ball on the putting green, two club lengths from the original spot, no closer to the hole, under penalty of one stroke. 4. Which of the following statements is true with respect to a ball-marker? a. It is a breach of the Rules to mark the position of the ball with your putter. b. A tee being used as a ball-marker is not equipment. c. A ball-marker must be placed imme- diately behind the ball. d. There is a penalty of one stroke for moving your ball-marker by pressing down on it with your putter. vsga.org THE RULES OF GOLF are set to undergo a major overhaul in time for the