Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Rules of Golf Animations

With the new golf season beginning, some people may want or need to refresh their knowledge of the rules of golf. Some people may just be starting out or still learning the game and want to know more about golf etiquette and the official rules.

The USGA website has a nifty new tool to help. They have flash animations of some of the rules and etiquette.

Here's a captured image from the animation on "Ball Lost or Out of Bounds"- playing a provisional ball.

There are low and high bandwidth versions of the animations and they're also narrated to explain the rules. Not all rules are animated, of course, but the more basic ones are.

It's important to know proper etiquette as well, so don't forget to check out the etiquette section including animations.

You can also search the rules to lookup something more obscure, or browse the FAQs for the in-betweeners. You know, common enough to get asked frequently but not common enough to animate.

Here's a snippet of some of the FAQs. Just the faqs, ma'am.

My club's first tournament is this weekend. Now that I'm a board member, I may be asked by other players to rule on stuff during the round. Dog help us. Luckily, the president of the club is usually in my foursome and he's been known to call people on minor infractions (how diplomatic am I?) so I guess I can just defer to him.

Next post.


Beaker said...

I know i need to brush up on my rules for this new year. I hope you bet the pants of everyone int the tourney!!

Yzerfontein said...

Golfchick! It's the first time the Corporate Golfer's been to your blog and he likes what he sees. He's added you to his golfer links list. Would be great if you could reciprocate but kewl either way...he'll definitely be back at your blog from time to time.

Andy said...

Nice blog.

Unlike Southern Cal, New Jersey doesn't exactly allow for year round golf. A perfect time to brush up on some etiquette and rules.