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Caddie deems ball Unplayable.

Caddie deems ball Unplayable.

Today is March 21st, 2018 and we present Caddie deems ball Unplayable.  Rules and Etiquette Wednesday #80.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School located in Pawleys Island, SC.

Caddie deems ball Unplayable.

The Definition of Rule 28 says "The player may deem his ball unplayable at any place on the course, except when the ball is in a water hazard.  The player is the sole judge as to whether the ball is unplayable."

Example.

A situation happened on the European . . .

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What is Advice on the Golf Course?

What is Advice on the Golf Course?

Today is March 14th, 2018 and we present What is Advice on the Golf Course?  Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #79.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

What is Advice on the Golf Course?

 In order to maintain a fair and even competition, the United States Golfers Association (USGA) has designated . . .

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Red, White and Blue Stakes on the Course!

Red, White and Blue Stakes on the Course!

Today is March 7th, 2018 and we present Red, White and Blue Stakes on the Course! Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #78.  A Golf Video Blog with Director of Instruction and Master Professional Mel Sole of the Mel Sole Golf School.

Red, White and Blue Stakes.

Red (or Yellow) Stakes.

Most golfers know that a red stake denotes a lateral hazard and a yellow stake denotes a hazard.  What a lot of golfers don't know is that they re both movable obstructions and you can move . . .

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Interference in the line of play

Interference on the line of play

Today is February 28th, 2018 and we present Interference in the line of play, Rules and Etiquette Wednesday #77.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School.

To ensure that the grasses are properly watered, more and more golf courses have installed irrigation systems.  This is to keep the grasses healthy.  It also assists their recovery and provides a better putting surface. Most sprinkler systems are automated and that requires a sprinkler control box, which is also . . .

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When you hit the cart, what is the procedure?

Today is February 21st, 2018 and we present When you hit the cart, what is the procedure?  Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #76.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.

The procedure if you hit the cart while playing a shot.  

According to Rule 19-1, if you hit the cart while your opponent is sitting in it and you are playing medal play, there is no penalty.  The player has the option of playing the ball as it lies or replaying the shot.  However, if you are playing match play there is also no penalty but you . . .

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The case of the buried ball.

The case of the buried ball.

Today is February 14th, 2018 and we present The case of the buried ball - Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #75.  A Golf Video Blog by Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School.

The case of the buried ball - Rule 12-1a

You are pretty sure that your ball went into the bunker, but no ball is to be seen. How do you find a buried ball that is so plugged so that you cannot see it? You are allowed to scrape away the sand . . .

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Rulings with Lateral Hazards in Golf.

Today is February 7th, 2018 and we present Lateral Hazards in Golf - Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #74.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School

Keep a rule book in your golf bag at all times for situations that might arise where you are unsure of the correct procedure or rule. Knowing the rules is just as important as knowing to to swing.  The rules can save you shots around the course.

Rule 26: Hazards & Lateral Hazards . . .

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unplayable lie

Do you know the procedure for an unplayable lie?

Today is January 31st, 2018 and we present Do you know the procedure for an unplayable lie? Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #73.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Golf and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School

Today we talk about a combination of ground under repair and an unplayable lie.  

What is an unplayable lie?

Rule 28 - Definitions. The player may deem his ball unplayable at any place on the course, except when the ball is in a water hazard. The player is . . .

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What is the difference between an impediment and a loose impediment on the golf course?

What is the difference between a loose impediment both on and off the putting surface?

Today is January 24th, 2018, and we present What is the difference between an impediment and a loose impediment on the golf course? Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #72.  A Golf Video Blog with Director of Instruction and Master Professional Mel Sole at the Mel Sole Golf School. 

What is the difference between a loose impediment both on and off the putting surface?

Knowing the difference will save you shots on the golf course this season!  The rule differs depending on whether you are on or off the putting surface.

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Know when to Lift, Clean and Place!

Know when to Lift, Clean and Place!

Today is January 17th, 2018, and we present Know when to Lift, Clean and Place! Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #71.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf Schools headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC. 

Know when to Lift, Clean and Place!

Lift, clean and place is a common local rule introduced when the course is not in the . . .

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Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #70

Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #70

Today is Wednesday and I present Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #70. A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.  Today we talk about what you can and cannot remove from a bunker before you play your shot.  By knowing this rule, you can save strokes the next time you are faced with this dilemma!

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in 

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Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #69.

We present Rules & Etiquette Wednesday #69.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole. 

Today I discuss not the rules of the Royal and Ancient and the USGA, but rules to live by on the golf course for everyone!  Enjoy!

Always be on time.

It drives me crazy when people are late for a tee time.  It shows so much disrespect not only to the people they are playing with but the golf course staff as well!

Dress Code.

It is not hard to dress like a golfer.  Tank tops and blue jeans . . .

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