Welcome to the Wisconsin State Golf Association Rules School podcast. This series will consist of 24 episodes, with each episode focusing on one rule.
Rule 24: Team Competitions
Rule 24 covers team competitions (played in either match play or stroke play), where multiple players or sides compete as a team with the results of their rounds or matches combined to produce an overall team score.
Rule 23: Four-Ball
Rule 23 covers Four-Ball (played either in match play or stroke play), where partners compete as a side with each playing a separate ball. The side's score for a hole is the lower score of the partners on that hole.
Rule 22: Foursomes (Also Known as Alternate Shot)
Rule 22 covers Foursomes, where two partners compete together as a side by alternating in making strokes at a single ball. The Rules for this form of play are essentially the same as for individual play, except for requiring the partners to alternate in teeing off to start a hole and to play out each hole with alternate shots.
Rule 21: Other Forms of Individual Stroke Play and Match Play
Rule 21 covers four other forms of individual play, including three forms of stroke play where scoring is different than in regular stroke play: Stableford, Maximum Score, and Par/Bogey.
Rule 20: Resolving Rules Issues During Round; Rulings by Referee and Committee
Rule 20 covers what players should do when they have questions about the Rules during a round, including the procedures (which differ in match play and stroke play) allowing a player to protect the right to get a ruling at a later time.
Rule 20 also covers the role of referees who are authorized to decide questions of fact and apply the Rules.
Rule 19: Unplayable Ball
Rule 19 covers the player's several relief options for an unplayable ball. This allows the player to choose which option to use - normally with one penalty stroke - to get out of a difficult situation anywhere on the course (except in a penalty area).