Chicago District Golfer Rules Features

The Game: Rules 1-3

Rule 1 - The Game
Rule 2 - Match Play Rule 3 - Stroke Play

Clubs and the Ball: Rules 4-5

Rule 4 - Clubs
Rule 5 - The Ball

Player's Responsibilities: Rules 6-9

Rule 6 - The Player Rule 7 - Practice Rule 8 - Advice; Indicating Line of Play Rule 9 - Information as to Strokes Taken

Order of Play: Rule 10

Rule 10 - Order of Play

Teeing Ground: Rule 11

Rule 11 - Teeing Ground

Playing the ball: Rules 12-15

Rule 12 - Searching for and Identifying Ball Rule 13 - Ball Played as it Lies Rule 14 - Striking the Ball Rule 15 - Substituted Ball; Wrong Ball

The Putting Green: Rules 16-17

Rule 16 - The Putting Green Rule 17 - The Flagstick

Ball Moved, Deflected or Stopped: Rules 18-19

Rule 18 - Ball at Rest Moved



Relief Situations and Procedure: Rules 20-28

Rule 20 - Lifting, Dropping and Placing; Playing From Wrong Place
Rule 21 - Cleaning Ball
Rule 22 - Ball Assisting or Interfering with Play Rule 23 - Loose Impediments
Rule 24 - Obstructions Rule 25 - Abnormal Ground Conditions, Embedded Ball and Wrong Putting Green
Rule 26 - Water Hazards (Including Lateral Water Hazards) Rule 27, Ball Lost Or Out Of Bounds; Provisional Ball Rule 28 - Ball Unplayable

Other Forms of Play: Rules 29-32

Rule 29 - Threesomes and Foursomes
Rule 30 - Three-Ball, Best-Ball and Four-Ball Match Play Rule 31 - Four-Ball Stroke Play
Rule 32 - Bogey, Par and Stableford Competitions

Administration: Rules 33-34

Rule 33 - The Committee Rule 34 - Disputes and Decisions

Appendices: Appendix I-IV

Appendix I - Local Rules; Conditions of the Competition
Appendix II - Design of Clubs
Appendix III - The Ball
Appendix IV - Devices and Other Equipment, Rules of Amateur Status, Policy on Gambling