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Meat Loaf - A Real Dead Ringer For Golf


"Do they know the rules of Golf?" - Meat Loaf.
The 21 handicapper who once shot a round of 134 says he would do anything for love, but can Meat Loaf get a good score on the Royal and Ancient rules test? Plus! Test your own knowledge by taking part in the R&A Interactive Rules Test (the link is at the bottom of this article).

 

1. A player may remove a half-eaten apple lying next to his ball in a bunker without penalty
Meat Loaf says: True

Sorry Meat you were...WRONG
See Rule 13-4 Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions

2. Sand and loose soil are loose impediments anywhere on the course
Meat Loaf says: True

Sorry Meat you were... WRONG
See Definition Loose Impediments

3. Stakes or lines used to define a lateral water hazard must be red
Meat Loaf says: True

Well done Meat you were... RIGHT
See Definition Lateral Water Hazard

4. The player who is farthest away from the hole is said to have the 'honour'
Meat Loaf says: True

Sorry Meat you were... WRONG
See Definition - honour

5. Grass covered ground bordering or within a bunker is not part of the bunker
Meat Loaf says: False

Sorry Meat you were... WRONG
See Definition - Bunker

6. The position of a ball must be marked with a ball marker, a small coin or other similar object on the green
Meat Loaf says: True

Sorry Meat you were... WRONG
See Rule 20-1 Lifting and Marking & Decision 20- 1 / 16 Method Used to Mark Position of Ball

7. A player may play a ball as it lies when it lies on a putting green other than that of the hole being played
Meat Loaf says: True

Sorry Meat you were... WRONG
See Rule 25-3 Wrong Putting Green

8. The Committee may not make a Local Rule prohibiting play from ground under repair
Meat Loaf says: True

Sorry Meat you were... WRONG
See Definition Ground Under Repair

9. During a round a player may play a practice stroke from a hazard provided this does not unduly delay play
Meat Loaf says: True

Well done Meat you were... RIGHT
See Rule 7-2 During Round

10. In stroke play, if a competitor, when starting a hole, plays a ball from outside the teeing ground he incurs a penalty of two strokes and must play the ball as it lies
Meat Loaf says: True

Sorry Meat you were...WRONG
See Rule 11-4 Playing from Outside Teeing Ground

Find out if Meat Loaf faired any better with the rest of the quiz in this months Chip & Spin magazine, now available at all Pro Shops across the Murcia region, and in all UK and Ireland golf clubs.

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Think you can do better than Meat? Take the R&A Interactive Rules Test by clicking here

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