Reggie Zurinskas-

"The game of golf is played by gentlemen, as gentlemen, with the highest standards of sportsmanship and conduct. Golf is the only sport that you penalize yourself for a rule infraction."

PGA Senior Amateur Champion 1991

Rules of Golf: Penalty Area

There were several players unfamiliar with some of the newest rules of golf. So we will be posting them on the website as reminders ot all. You can find the older posts under the menu heading: Reggie’s Corner” ...
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SFMC Tournament Rules

ALL Bunkers are deemed “Abnormal Course Condition” so players get free relief by placing the ball nearest the center of the bunker without penalty. Holing out: Now that we have the new cup lifters, all balls must be holed out ...
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WHS- Post Your Scores Each Day

The many rules and features of the WHS are mostly automated within the system. The most important thing a golfer can do when using the system is to simply post scores in a timely manner. Golfers are strongly encouraged to post ...
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Top 9 WHS Features

If you prefer a more brief explanation of the WHS features, here are the top 9 in a much shorter version. View Document ...
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WHS Rule changes (side by side) for 2020

For those of you with a hearty appetite to know all the details of the 2020 WHS changes; have we got a treat for you. Feel free to download the PDF below to keep for yourself or just scroll the ...
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Maximum Hole Score for Handicap Purposes

By setting a maximum score on each hole for handicap purposes, the new Rules of Handicapping will ensure that the occasional bad hole does not impact a Handicap Index too severely or prevent otherwise good scores from being used in ...
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New Local Rule: Stroke & Distance

Please review this short video of the (2019) new local rule being implemented for SFMC events this year ...
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33 Page – Full Explanation of the 2019 Rule Changes

If this is too long, take a look at the 8-page summary chart HERE.  Or the 10-minute video HERE ...
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2019 New Golf Rules (video)

This is a great video to explain the new rules. There are ads during the video and a plug for his booklet, but that’s a small price for the info shared ...
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Summary of Major rules changes coming in 2019

The chart below outlines the 20 major changes coming for 2019.  Most of these rule changes are intended to speed up play.  You can download or print a copy for yourself right here ...
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How to play faster without really trying

Bradley S. Klein Link to Golf Advisor article is here Over the years I’ve found a number of ways in which golfers can pick up their pace of play without really pressing. Goodness knows, I’ve seen a lot of slow ...
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The USGA and The R&A finalized golf’s new Rules for 2019

The process to modernize the Rules began in 2012 and was initiated to ensure that the Rules are easier to understand and apply for all golfers and to make the game more attractive and accessible for newcomers.   While the ...
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Major proposals introduced in 2017 that have been incorporated into the modernized Rules

The following are changes to the original 2017 proposed rules for 2019: Elimination or reduction of “ball moved” penalties: There will be no penalty for accidentally moving a ball on the putting green or in searching for a ball, and a player ...
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2019 Model Local Rule. Alternative to Stroke and Distance for a Ball That is Lost or Out of Bounds

Not effective until 2019 This local rule is not in effect until 2019. Purpose of Model Local Rule.  Significant issues with pace of play can result from players needing to take stroke-and-distance relief for a ball that is out of bounds or cannot be found when ...
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USGA Rules of Golf App

If you want your own copy of the USGA Rules of Golf, download the app to your smart phone.  It is available for either iOS or Android! iOS App                          ...
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The USGA is proposing some major changes to the rules of golf!

As John Kuzia mentioned at our meeting Sunday, the USGA has some exciting and very significant proposed rule changes coming our way in 2019.  They are intended to speed up play and make the rules more understandable to all players ...
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USGA, R&A considering significant rules changes

The Rules of Golf booklet in your golf bag may soon be getting a makeover. As first reported by Golfweek and later confirmed by Golf Channel insider Tim Rosaforte, the USGA and R&A are considering making changes to several key ...
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New Local Rule

The R&A and USGA have introduced a Local Rule, to take effect in 2017, that eliminates the penalty for accidental movement of a golf ball on the putting green. Learn how the Local Rule will apply to your game.  Watch ...
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USGA Position Paper on the Equitable Stroke Control Procedure

FEBRUARY 27, 2015 Over the years, many refinements have been made to the USGA Handicap System including the procedure of adjusting individual hole scores for handicap purposes. Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) sets a maximum number that a player can post ...
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