RULES OF GOLF
Revision Every 4 Years
Clarifies And Simplifies
The Rules of Golf are published annually by the United Suites Golf
Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. Changes
in the rules may be made each year il
necessary. Significant rules changes
normally occur every otner year and
iliC i limit; InxiiCN \r lliC luiiViC ITiakC a
comprehensive review ol the rules
every four years or quadrennially.
19?2 is a year for quadrennial
changes which are intended to clarify
and simplify rules. Much of the de
liberations over such changes stems
from the "Decisions on the Rules of
Golf." These "Decisions" are made based upon occasions when two rules ap
pear to be in conflict or when circumstances arise which produce doubts
about how to proceed under the rules as currently written.
Four definitions are in the new rules of golf. Two are clarifications of
previous definitions and two arc brand new definitions. The old definition of
"casual water" has been expanded to clarify that fa>st is neither casual water
nor a loose impediment.
Under the old definition for "equipment" a golf can, motorized or not,
was treated as having the same status as a "caddie." Under the old definition
and the associated rules, there was a whole bag full of "decisions" regarding
the status of players riding in a motorized cart. They were confusing, depend
ing on whether you were playing stroke play or match play and further con
founding when fellow competitors shared the same cart.
The new definition of "equipment" simply states that, "If such a cart is
shared by two or more players, the carl and everything in it is are deemed to
be the equipment of the player whose ball is involved except that, when the
cart is being moved by one of the players sharing it. the cart and every tiling
in it are deemed to be that player's equipment.' This is an excellent simplifi
cation of all preceding rules and decisions w hich leaves little to be interpret
Coaches May Give Advice To Teams
The two new definitions have been created to accompany a new note un
der Rule 8. Advice. "Line of Play" and "Line of Putt" are the two new defini
tions. Line of Play is defined as the direction which the player wishes his ball
to take after a stroke. Line of Putt is the direction which the player wishes his
hall to lake after a stroke on the putting green.
These two definitions may seem innocuous but they solve a problem
which has confounded golf coaches for years. Under the old note for Rule 8,
coaches or team captains of golf teams could not render advice under the
rules if the team competition included an individual competition. In college
and high school competition, among others, there is always an individual
competition for medalist honors, or the player posting the lowest score in the
The old note and the old conditions of the competition meant that a
coach could not render Advice to his players during play of a round. That is
like a football coach preparing his team for a game, but once the game is un
der way, the coach could only be an informed cheerleader. Imagine a baseball
game without managers or base coaches where signals could not be used to
communicate with the players. That was the exact circumstances that golf
coaches faced during competition in the past.
Under the new note to Rule 8, a coach or a team captain may lie appoint
ed to give advice to team members during competition "with or without"
concurrent individual competition. Under the conditions of the competition
the committee may allow one person on each team to render advice. A wel
come change to be sure.
iWILLGOLF ' ' *
New Rules Vary In Scope
There are 32 additional changes to rules and appendices which represent
the most changes I can remember lor any given year, quadrennial or not.
Those which arc simplifications may not be noticed by many golfers, but
there are some clarifications that will result in changes in the way you play
the game and how you penalized yourself.
In the next week or so, I will try to explain how these changes may have
a bearing on your game. It you can't wait that long, you may stop by a pro
shop and pick up your own copy of the 1992 Rules of Golf.
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Bingo, Bango. Bongo was the
name of the game last week at Brick
Three points were awarded on
each hole in the ladies golf associa
tion event. Vivian Rowe won the
tournament w ith 21 points.
One point was awarded to the
first person reaching the green, one
point to the player nearest the hole
on the approach shot and one point
to the urst player in the cup.
Ruth Gardner. Alice Grossman
and Millie Thomas lied for second
place with 19 points each.
Thomas chipped in for birdie at
the fifth and 10th holes. Marion
Rhodes also chipped in at the fifth
hole, and Rowe chipped in at the
10ih. Edna Hollowed birdicd the
Carolina Shores Ladies
Betty Kibblehouse shot 74 to win
the first flight in die Carolina Shores
Ladies Golf Association tournament
Runncrs-up in the top (light were
Ginnie Denickson with 74, Sue
Grcincr with 75 and Lynn Jcrr with
Second llight winners were Betty
Goodwin with 72, Pal Reardon with
75 and Barbara Brooks and Gloria
Lucas with 78.
Jackie Distler led the way in the
third fiight with 74. Runnervup
were Dottic Russo with 75 and
Helen Marsh and Doreen Spearin
In the fourth flight, Jean Palmer
took first place with 74. Cissic
Fleming was sccond with 76 and
Claude Kykcr was third with 78.
Pat Soulc and Denickson had low
putts wiih 30 cach. Dcrrickson also
chippcd in at the seventh hole and
Tcrri Gould birdicd the fourth.
Sea Trail Men
John Ewart, Al Cambria, Bill
Miller and Guy Moullon combined
for a 62 and won the Sea Trail
Men's Golf Association best ball
event last week.
Second place went to ihe fo,,r
some of Bill Upton. Gene Bilz. Ted
Acton anil Lou Meyer with a net 63.
Wayne Rull, Keiih Curry, Dave
Llewellyn and Jim Blanda also shot
63 to tie the team of Marv Peters,
Willie Criswcll, Clarence Brown
and Bob Moore.
Closest to the pin winners were
Wayne Rull of the second hole and
Ray Washam on ihe i2iii.
Blanche Johnson shot gross 1 1 7
and Ruth Brown shot net 78 to lead
the way in the Ruth's Renegades
tournament last week at Carolina
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senior golf tournament on Tuesday,
The format is gross scorc, and
men and women golfers will com
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group. Players are encouraged to
make their own foursome.
Sign-ups start at 8 a.m. and play
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t Action M
Jenny Briggs finished second in
the low gross division with 117 and
hail low pulls for the day with 32.
Mary Elliott and Marie Broekstra
each finished with 33 putts. Play at
Brierwood was canceled due to rain.
Ann Hierman fired the low gross
of 89 to lead the first flight in the
Brierwood Ladies Golf Association
tournament last week
Joanna Lang and Claire Aston
tied for the low net of 70 in the top
(light. Doris Dunfce, Lang and
Hierman tied for low putts with 32.
In the second flight, Esther Smith
had the low gross of 1 (X). Pat
O'Connell and Marge Haipei tied
for low net with 76. Joyce
Thompson had low putts witli 31 .
Catherine Clcmtnons and Betty
Maerker tied for low gross in the
third llight with rounds of 105.
Low net winners in the third
flight were Marion Corbin with 72
and Mary Ahearn with 73. Virginia
Gibson had low putts with 30.
Fourth flight winners were Molly
Hoke with gross 107, Lou Culp with
net 76 and Louise Blizzj.nl with net
77. Dot Frey and Hoke tied for low
putts with 32.
Chip-ins were cardcd by Marje
Roach at the first hole, Maerker at
the sixth and Culp at the ninth. Mary
Schaack birdied the 1 1 th.
Members of the Carolina Shores
Nifty Niners competed for low net
last Thursday at Brierwood and
Ocean Isle Beach golf courses.
Winners at Brierwood were
Nancy Bradbury with 35, Jane
Taubcl with 38 and Helen Spinner
At Occan Isle, lop finishers were
Jean Jann with 30, Gcrric O'Connell
with 3 1 and Jeanne Shields with 33.
Carolina Shores Men
Bill Haupt caglcd the 18th hole at
The Pearl's west course to highlight
play in the Carolina Shores Men's
Golf Association tournament last
Haupt sank his third shot on the
508-yard par five, hilling an 8-iron
over the water. Playing partners
were Jim Harlan, Pat Lupia and Nat
The team of Jack Hinle, Ernie
Schobcr, Bill Higgins and Ken
Singleton won the two best hall
event with a score of 120.
Finishing second, also with 120,
was the foursome of Dick Stewart.
Gene Bii/.. John Heaiy and Cuiiy
Third place went to the team of
Boh Russo, Bruce Kibblchousc, Bill
Bottenus anil Mike Abbcnc with
Bcmic Distler, Pel Greincr, Bill
Bechtle and Tony Santino defeated
the team of Bill Tcschlcr, Tom
Brendgord, Fred Jan/cn and Roger
Thompson for fifth place on a match
of cards after both groups shut 1 23.
Closest to the pin winners were
Wayne Johnson at the sccond hole,
Iggy Pulco at the fourth, Roger
Thompson at the 13th and Dick
Stewart at the 17th.
CS Travel League
The newly-formed Carolina
Shores Men's Travel Lxaguc held its
first tournament last Friday at the
Jones coursc at Sea Trail Plantation.
The team of Dick Powell, Jack
O'Conncll, Tom Kecnc and Tony
Basilc won the two best ball event
with a score of 1 27.
Finishing three shots back in sec
ond place was the foursome of Bill
Miller. Lcn Brown, Frank Koss and
The team of Tom Hoskinson, Ed
Jacobs, Joe Mco and Henry Michcl
took third place with 134.
Placing fourth with a 135 was the
team of Bob Johnson, Bill Bcchtlc,
Ernie Kocppcl and Bob Carter.
Biii McC/oskey. Ucnc Miluicr,
Jack Baumeister and A1 Storm fin
ished fifth, also with a 135.
The new golf group will compctc
each Friday at area courses.
Sea Trail Ladies
Robin Walters shot 33.5 to win
the Sea Trail Ladies Golf Associ
ation Uiuiiidinem iasi "Wednesday.
Golfers counted scores on p;.r
fours only. Runncrs-up were Marge
Gallop with 39 and Lois Curry with
Other top finishers were Mary
Pcnficld with 41, Jean Krishcr with
42.5 and Jane Bye and Nancy
Williams with scores of 43.
Ray Lindcr, John Martocci. Paul
Keeley and Morris Hall shot 127 to
win the Brierwood Men's Golf
Association two best ball event last
Bob Tompkins, Neal McCall,
Harry Pearson and Jack Akers shot
131 to tie the foursome of Odie
Johnson, Jim Simpson, Emile
Vrydaughs and Bill Allen lor second
Two teams tied for top honors in
the nine-hole mixed scramble last
Wednesday at Brierwood.
Ann Causer, Rita Dugan, Barbara
Baxter and Frank Thompson shot 35
to tic the foursome of Joyce
Thompson, Carol Soucic, Jack
Baker and Bob Wareheim.
On Jan. 6, the team of Jim
Crosby, Hank Culp, Jim Roach and
Bill Goldsbcrry won both legs of the
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