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Golf Rules Questions - Foursomes

  1. Before starting a foursomes match, the partners on a team must:.....(Ref. SN-46)
  2. In a Foursome, only the member of the side whose turn it is to play may drop a ball when dropping is required by a Rule......(Ref. TF-89)
  3. Foursomes is a form of play where each of four players play one ball in match or stroke play......(Ref. 500Q-33)
  4. Foursomes is a form of match play or stroke play......(Ref. 500Q-106)
  5. Players on a side may share clubs (no more than 14) in either Foursomes or Four-Ball play......(Ref. 500Q-7)
  6. In Foursomes play, the player's ball must be dropped only by the player who is to make the next stroke. No one else, including a partner, may do so even if authorized......(Ref. 500Q-100)
  7. In alternate shot play, the Committee may say in the Terms of the Competition which partner on a side must play from the first teeing area in both regular and mixed play......(Ref. 500Q-288)
  8. In mixed Foursomes in starting play of a hole, if the man hits a tee shot out of bounds from the back tee, the woman must play the next stroke from the forward tee......(Ref. 500Q-293)
  9. In Foursomes match play, any penalty strokes that the side gets do not affect the partner's alternating order of play......(Ref. 500Q-326)
  10. In Foursomes match play, a player plays from the teeing area of the 2nd hole while their partner was practicing putting on the putting green of the 1st hole. There is no penalty......(Ref. 500Q-345)
  11. In Foursomes match play with side A-B, A, whose turn it is to play, plays first from the teeing area. Then, B plays from the teeing area as though it is a Four-Ball event. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. 500Q-394)
  12. In Foursomes stroke play with side A-B, A, whose turn it is to play, plays a ball from outside the teeing area. B makes the next stroke from within the teeing area. What is the penalty and which player makes the next stroke?.....(Ref. 500Q-410)
  13. In Foursomes match play with the side A-B, A, whose turn it is to play, plays from outside the teeing area. The opponents immediately require the side to cancel the stroke so played and play correctly from within the teeing area. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. 500Q-472)
  14. Side A-B is playing in a mixed Foursomes stroke-play competition, where different teeing areas are used by men (blue) and women (red). On a par-3 hole, the man plays first from the blue teeing area and hits his ball out of bounds. The woman plays next and hits her ball, played from the blue teeing area, onto the putting green. The man then putts the side's ball close to the hole and the woman sinks the next putt. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. RQ-14)
  15. In Foursomes stroke play with side A-B, both A and B tee off from the same teeing area with A playing first. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. RQ-31)
  16. In Foursomes play with side A-B, A makes a stroke in proper order from the teeing area into an area of tall grass and there is doubt as to whether the ball is in play or out of bounds. The side decides to play a provisional ball and correctly announces this fact to the players in their group. A then plays the provisional ball into the general area. What is ruling?.....(Ref. RQ-45)