Backstopping Reaches the LPGA Tour

Jimmy Walker and Justin Thomas made waves last year when, addressing the topic of “backstopping” on the PGA Tour, both said that it was effectively “their right” if they play quickly or want to help out a friend to either allow their ball to be...

Our View(s) on Rule 10.2b(4)

Below are the views of the RulesGeeks.com staff on Rule 10.2b(4). Erik J. Barzeski Rule 10.2b(4) is a good Rule, and despite popular opinion and the likes of Rickie Fowler or Justin Thomas or Luke Donald calling the Rule “stupid,” a reasonably well-written...

The Double Hit Challenge

Four of the world's best golfers took on the double hit challenge.@hannahdgolf how did they do?#ADGolfChamps pic.twitter.com/lvmKb5GNx0 — HSBC Sport (@HSBC_Sport) January 15, 2019 In the 2019 Rules of Golf, Rule 10.1a says: In making a stroke: The player...

Dropping Need Not Be from the Hand

In revising the rules regarding dropping for 2019, the USGA and R&A may have forgotten to include an important detail. Rule 14.2b says: b. Ball Must Be Dropped in Right Way The player must drop a ball in the right way, which means all three of these things:...