AGA RULES OF THE MONTH


October 2021

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Overseed Etiquette

It’s that time of year… catch up on overseed etiquette and avoid being “that” person out on the course.

September 2021

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USGA Rule 16.2: Dangerous Animal Condition

In this Arizona Golf Association Rule of the Month segment, sponsored by Van’s Golf Shops, we learn more about Rule 16.2, dangerous animal conditions. Being in the desert you might find yourself in this unusual situation more than you’d like. Watch as AGA Executive Director Ed Gowan discusses what to do, and what not to do, if you find yourself in this unique situation.


Reference Rule 16.2

August 2021

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USGA Rule 4: The Player’s Equipment

In this Arizona Golf Association Rule of the Month segment, sponsored by Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club, we learn more about Rules 4, 4.2 and 4.3, which cover equipment and golf balls. AGA Executive Director Ed Gowan discusses equipment and making sure it is used as intended.

Reference Rule 4


July 2021

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USGA Rule 4.1: Conforming Clubs

In this Arizona Golf Association Rule of the Month segment, sponsored by Wigwam Golf Resort, we learn more about Rule 4.1: Conforming Club. AGA Executive Director Ed Gowan lets us know what kinds of equipment players may use during a round; in that the player is limited to no more than 14 clubs, and is restricted in the use of other equipment that gives artificial help to his or her play.

Reference Rule 4.1


December 2020


USGA Rule 3.3

In this video, Arizona Golf Association Executive Director Ed Gowan breaks down USGA Rule 3.3, Stroke Play. Learn the differences between Stroke Play and Match Play and the different processes you must follow in order to not be penalized. If you haven’t watched the Match Play Rule of the Month Video, scroll down to watch it.


Reference Rule 3.3

September 2020

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USGA Rule 3.2: Match Play

In this Arizona Golf Association Rule of the Month segment, sponsored by Physician’s Choice CBD, we learn more about Rule 3.2: Match Play. AGA Executive Director Ed Gowan takes us through the differences between Stroke Play and Match Play – there are most likely a few rules situations about which you didn’t know before!


Reference Rule 3.2

August 2020

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USGA Rule 11: Ball in Motion

In this Arizona Golf Association Rule of the Month segment, sponsored by Physician’s Choice CBD, we learn more about Rule 11: Ball in Motion. What happens when a ball in motion is stopped or deflected, either unintentionally or intentionally? AGA Executive Director Ed Gowan takes us through a handful of examples!


Reference Rule 11


July 2020

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USGA Rule 8: Conditions Affecting The Stroke

One of the central principles of the game of golf is to play the course as you find it. Rule 8 addresses this specifically in relation to the areas of the course that affect the player’s next stroke, also known as, the Conditions Affecting the Stroke (CATS). Watch this month’s Rule of the Month to learn more.


Reference Rule 8


June 2020


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USGA Rule 15: Relief From Loose Impediments and

Movable Obstructions


Rule 15 covers when and how the player may take free relief from loose impediments and movable obstructions. Inside this Arizona Golf Association Rule of the Month segment, we learn these movable natural and artificial objects are not treated as part of the challenge of playing the course, and a player is normally allowed to remove them when they interfere with play.


Reference Rule 15


June 2020

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USGA Rule 15: Relief from Loose Impediments and Movable Obstructions

Rule 15 covers when and how the player may take free relief from loose impediments and movable obstructions. Inside this Arizona Golf Association Rule of the Month segment, we learn these movable natural and artificial objects are not treated as part of the challenge of playing the course, and a player is normally allowed to remove them when they interfere with play.

Reference Rule 15


April 2020

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USGA Rule 6: The Teeing Area


Your ball is in the teeing area when any part of the ball touches or is above any part of the teeing area. You may stand outside the teeing area in making the stroke at a ball in the teeing area. You may play the ball from a tee placed on the ground or from the ground itself. Inside this Arizona Golf Association Rule of the Month segment, we go into detail about the teeing area all teeing area rules.


Reference Rule 6.2


March 2020

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USGA Rule 12: Bunkers


Rule 12 is specifically for bunkers, which are specially prepared areas intended to test your ability to play a ball from the sand. Inside this Arizona Golf Association Rule Of The Month segment we learn about everything you can and cannot do when your ball finds a bunker.


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February 2020

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USGA Rule 14: The Universal Relief Procedure


Not all golf shots end up on target – but knowing how to get your ball back in play is half the battle. Inside this Arizona Golf Association Rule Of The Month segment we learn all about the new USGA Universal Relief Procedure. Finally the rules of golf are becoming easier and easier to understand.


Reference Rule 14.3