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The Rules The player replaces the ball, but not the leaf, and makes a stroke at the ball. How many penalty strokes, if any, does the player incur? a. 0 b. 1 c. 2 d. 3 8. In a match between Player A and Player B, after A makes her second stroke, his ball comes to rest in a water hazard in front of the putting green. Player B then lays up short of the hazard with his second shot, farther from the hole than where Player A’s ball lies in the water hazard. It is Player B’s turn to play next: a. If player A chooses to play his ball as it lies in the water hazard. b. If Player A chooses to drop a ball under Rule 26-1b, keeping the point where the ball last crossed the mar- gin of the water hazard between the hole and the spot where the ball is dropped, and this spot is nearer the hole than where Player B’s ball lies. c. If Player A chooses to proceed under Rule 26-1a (stroke and distance). d. No matter how Player A chooses to proceed in playing his next stroke. 9. In a match between Player A and Player B, in which of the following situations is a player penalized for causing Player A’s ball to move? QUESTION 4 5. With the Local Rule allowing dis- tance-measuring devices in effect, a player begins a round with a distance-measuring device which has a feature that allows it to measure slope. This feature is turned off, however the device also measures temperature. The player uses the device for approach shots on the first and second holes. How many penalty strokes, if any, does the player incur? a. 0 b. 1 c. 2 d. The player is disqualified. 6. In which of the following situations does the player incur a penalty under Rule 11 (Teeing Ground)? a. The player pulls up some grass grow- ing behind the ball on the teeing ground. b. The player knocks the ball off the tee when taking a practice swing. c. In match play, the player tees off in front of the teeing ground. d. In stroke play, the player tees off from the white tees, which are three club- lengths behind the tees she is sup- posed to be playing. 7. A leaf is lying on top of a player’s ball through the green. The player lifts her ball to identify it, following the proper procedure, and as a result the leaf moves and comes to rest several feet away. vsga.org QUESTION 8 S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R | V I R G I N I A G O L F E R 13