• 2:01

    In this free video lesson Mark Wilson of the PGA Rules Committee explains what happens when you remove a loose impediment in the bunker during match play. He begins by introducing the other common types of match play–three-ball, best ball, and four-ball–and then walks you through the process of enforcing rules in one particular scenario.…

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  • 7:26

    In this quick video lesson, Mark Wilson of the PGA Rules Committee teaches you what to do when you encounter various loose impediments and obstructions on the course. There is a difference between loose impediments and obstructions, and understanding the definition and circumstances of each determines if you could incur a stroke penalty should you…

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  • 1:10

    In this free video lesson, Mark Wilson of the PGA Rules Committee explains what happens when you or your partner grounds the club in the sand after failing to exit a bunker during alternating shot match play. According to Rule 29, this is a penalty, and thus disqualifies a player (you and the rest of…

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  • 1:36

    Four-ball stroke play is one of the most popular variations of golf, opted for by countless pro-ams and weekend warriors around the world. The structure of four-ball makes for highly competitive play and keeps all participating golfers in the fold. In this lesson, we talk about the basics of four-ball, teaching you all the essential…

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  • 1:28

    Hitting your putt off the green and into a hazard is never a good thing, but there is a way to mitigate the damage by using a little known rule to your advantage. It goes by Rule 27, and in a pinch it could just be your best friend. In this lesson, Mark Wilson of…

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  • 2:31

    If your golf ball ends up in a lateral water hazard, you typically have a few options available for your next shot. In order to minimize the number of strokes you take to recover from this mistake, you should understand which legal play makes the most sense for your situation. To help you navigate this…

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  • 1:11

    Golf rules tend to be very clearly stated, leaving little room for discretion. However, some situations on the golf course require a bit of decision making. Take for example when a golfer plays another ball on the green because of doubt as to procedure, and the second ball strikes the golfer’s first ball. Should a…

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  • 2:03

    You think your tee shot ended up in a lateral water hazard along the fairway. But how sure are you? Well, according to the rules of golf, your level of certainty could mean the difference between taking relief and heading back to the tee with an extra stroke on your card. In this lesson, we…

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  • 1:38

    How do you avoid tacking on a one-stroke penalty? Easy, you follow the rules. Oftentimes it can be difficult to know what exactly the rules dictate in certain scenarios, so it’s important that you do your homework and understand the rules entirely. One of the most important facets of the game that you need to…

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