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Golf rules plain & simple
Russell, Mark, 1951-
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First edition.
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New York : HarperResource, 1999.
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xxv, 113 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm
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GV971 .R97 1999 Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks
GV971 .R97 1999 Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks

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"The game's big lie is that the rules of golf are simple. The actual fact is that they are complex and confusing, which is why millions of earnest amateurs unwittingly violate them every time they play. PGA Tour official Mark Russell is one of golf's best at making complicated rules decisions clear and understandable to the best players in the world, and now he's presenting his common sense approach in plain drawings and plainer English. If you want to truly understand the rules and confidently play by them, read this book."
-- Jaime Diaz, Sport Illustrated

Table of Contents

Timothy W. FinchemJohn AndrisaniMark Russell
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Introductionp. xxiii
Rule Situation 1 Asking for Advice on Club Selectionp. 2
Rule Situation 2 Ball at Rest Moved After the Player Addresses Itp. 5
Rule Situation 3 Ball in Motion Strikes Player's Golf Cartp. 8
Rule Situation 4 Ball Not Fit for Playp. 10
Rule Situation 5 Bending or Breaking Branchesp. 13
Rule Situation 6 Brushing Line of Putt With Handsp. 17
Rule Situation 7 Building a Stance in a Bunkerp. 20
Rule Situation 8 Caddy or Partner Stays Directly Behind the Player's Line While the Player Makes a Stroke on the Greenp. 22
Rule Situation 9 Carrying Too Many Clubsp. 26
Rule Situation 10 Casual Waterp. 28
Rule Situation 11 Changing the Characteristics of Your Club During a Round of Golfp. 32
Rule Situation 12 Dropping the Ball the Wrong Wayp. 34
Rule Situation 13 Fixing a Spike Mark on the Line of the Puttp. 37
Rule Situation 14 Grounding a Club in a Hazardp. 39
Rule Situation 15 Hitting the Wrong Ballp. 42
Rule Situation 16 Illegal Assistance (From Artificial Device)p. 44
Rule Situation 17 Indicating the Linep. 46
Rule Situation 18 Lateral Water Hazardp. 48
Rule Situation 19 Lifting an Embedded Ballp. 51
Rule Situation 20 Lost Ballp. 54
Rule Situation 21 Nearest Point of Reliefp. 57
Rule Situation 22 Out of Boundsp. 61
Rule Situation 23 Playing a Provisional Ballp. 64
Rule Situation 24 Playing Outside Teeing Groundp. 68
Rule Situation 25 Practicing During Play of a Holep. 70
Rule Situation 26 Putted Ball Strikes Flagstickp. 72
Rule Situation 27 Removing a Loose Impediment From a Sand Bunkerp. 74
Rule Situation 28 Removing an Out-of-Bounds Stakep. 77
Rule Situation 29 Searching Too Long for a Lost Ballp. 80
Rule Situation 30 Signing an Incorrect Scorecardp. 82
Rule Situation 31 Touching the Line of a Puttp. 84
Rule Situation 32 Unplayable Liep. 87
Rule Situation 33 Waiting Too Long for the Ball to Drop Into the Holep. 91
Rule Situation 34 What to Do When You Hit the Ball Into a Water Hazard Marked by Yellow Stakesp. 94
Rule Situation 35 When It's Wrong to Clean the Golf Ballp. 97
Rule Situation 36 When Taking Relief From an Immovable Obstruction--"Cart Path"p. 99
Rule Situation 37 When the Rules Are Waivedp. 104
Indexp. 107
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