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Golf Rules Questions - Loose Impediments

  1. Which of the following is false?.....(Ref. SN-97)
  2. Which of the following statements is true?.....(Ref. SN-133)
  3. A player wishes to identify their ball but the ball is sitting atop a leaf. When the player lifts the ball, the leaf blows away. Which is correct?.....(Ref. SN-161)
  4. On the putting green, a player finds an acorn solidly embedded on their line of play. The only way to remove the acorn is by prying it loose with a ball-mark repair tool. After removing the acorn, the player repairs the depression left by the acorn. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. SN-162)
  5. A player's ball lies in the general area, on a leaf and interferes with another player's ball. The player marks and lifts the ball. After the other player plays, the player removes the leaf, replaces the ball, and removes the ball-marker. How many penalty strokes does the player receive for this action......(Ref. SN-222)
  6. A player may remove a loose impediment from anywhere on the course at anytime provided the ball does not move when the loose impediment is removed......(Ref. SN-259)
  7. Which of the following may not be moved while a player's ball is in motion on a putting green?.....(Ref. SN-269)
  8. When dropping or placing a ball in a relief area, a player may remove loose impediments before which of the following?.....(Ref. SN-270)
  9. A spider web attached to a golf ball is a loose impediment which can be removed......(Ref. SN-272)
  10. An ant hill is a loose impediment......(Ref. SN-275)
  11. Which of the following (sand on a putting green, loose soil, and attached spider webs) are loose impediments?.....(Ref. SN-280)
  12. A loose stick lies against a player's ball in such a position that the player cannot identify the ball. In situation (A) the player marks the ball, lifts the ball, identifies it as theirs, removes the stick, and replaces the ball. In situation (B) the player removes the stick which causes the ball to move, lifts the ball, identifies it as theirs, and replaces only the ball. Which of the following is false?.....(Ref. SN-281)
  13. A player's ball lies in a bunker. In making the backswing for the stroke, the club touches a solidly embedded stone in the bunker. There is no penalty......(Ref. TF-47)
  14. A player removes a mushroom growing on their line of play on the putting green. As this is considered to be damage on the putting green, there is no penalty......(Ref. TF-62)
  15. In pointing out the line of play, a caddie removed an insect from the edge of the hole and touched the inside of the hole. The player gets the general penalty......(Ref. TF-64)
  16. A player's ball lies in a bunker next to a discarded cardboard water carton that is covered with a detached branch of a bush. The player removes the branch that causes the player's ball to move. The player replaces the ball. The player then removes the water carton and the ball moves while the player is removing the carton. The player replaces the ball and plays the ball from the bunker. The player gets a total of two penalty strokes......(Ref. TF-18)
  17. Loose impediments are unattached natural objects such as stones and loose grass......(Ref. 500Q-18)
  18. Sand and loose soil are loose impediments on the putting green but not elsewhere......(Ref. 500Q-43)
  19. Dew, frost and water are loose impediments......(Ref. 500Q-64)
  20. A leaf sticking to the ball is a loose impediment......(Ref. 500Q-80)
  21. A worm in the ground that cannot be removed with ease is a loose impediment......(Ref. 500Q-90)
  22. On the putting green, a player picks up an acorn on their line of play that was slightly pushed into the surface by another player's shoe in their stepping on the acorn. The player also repairs the depression left by the acorn. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. 500Q-179)
  23. A player's ball lies in the general area on a path that is covered with wood chips. The player removes some chips and then properly takes relief under the abnormal course conditions relief Rule (16.1b). What is the ruling in stroke play?.....(Ref. 500Q-182)
  24. A player's ball lies in the general area underneath a detached large branch of a tree that was felled by a storm the previous day. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. 500Q-185)
  25. Which is true regarding loose impediments?.....(Ref. 500Q-193)
  26. In stroke play, a player is in the process of taking relief from ground under repair in the general area. Before the player drops a ball, they remove sand and loose soil from the area in which they intend to drop the ball. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. 500Q-195)
  27. Which is true regarding loose impediments?.....(Ref. 500Q-207)
  28. Which is false regarding loose impediments?.....(Ref. 500Q-213)
  29. The player's caddie may remove loose impediments and movable obstructions from anywhere when allowed under the Rules......(Ref. 500Q-289)
  30. A ball resting on any obstruction, a loose impediment or an integral part of the course in a bunker is not considered to lie in the bunker since the ball does not touch the sand......(Ref. 500Q-355)
  31. In Four-Ball match play with side A-B, both the ball of A and the ball of B lie in the same bunker. A lifts some loose impediments lying in the bunker affecting their play. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. 500Q-409)
  32. In stroke play, a player's ball lies in a bunker. The ball is accidentally moved as a direct result of their removal of a small acorn, lying in the bunker. The player replaces the ball before their stroke. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. 500Q-419)
  33. Which is true regarding loose impediments?.....(Ref. 500Q-425)
  34. In match play, a player's ball lies in a bunker. In the bunker is a loose impediment next to the ball such that if the loose impediment is moved, it would likely cause the ball at rest to move. The player properly follows the lifting a ball for identification Rule (7.3) and when the ball is lifted, the player removes the loose impediment. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. 500Q-444)
  35. In stroke play, a player's ball lies in a bunker. While entering the bunker, the player accidentally kicks a small stone into the bunker. Before the player takes their stance, the player removes the stone that affects the conditions near their ball. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. 500Q-449)
  36. A player touches their ball with a hand in removing loose impediments when the ball lies in the general area. The ball does not move. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. 500Q-463)
  37. A player believes their ball lies in a bunker that is completely covered by leaves. Without touching sand, the player uses a club to remove enough leaves to see a small part of a ball that is identified as the player's ball. As the player takes a stance for the next stroke, their club touches some of the leaves. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. 500Q-479)
  38. A player asks a spectator to move a small stone near their ball. The spectator lifts the stone that directly causes the player's ball to move. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. RQ-108)
  39. A small stone lies near a player's ball in a bunker. The player carefully lifts the stone but a mound of sand is removed and conditions affecting the stroke are improved. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. RQ-20)
  40. A player's ball lies next to a large and heavy tree branch that is completely detached from the tree that it was a part of due to an overnight storm. The player gets help from a group of spectators for assistance in removing the remaining part of the branch. The player makes their stroke at the ball. What is the ruling?.....(Ref. RQ-23)
  41. In taking relief in the general area for a ball in a penalty area, a player drops a ball twice and it rolls out of the relief area each time. The player now removes a few loose impediments from the spot where the ball first touched the ground on the second drop, places a ball on the spot and plays the ball. The penalty for removing the loose impediments is:.....(Ref. RQ-78)
  42. A player's ball lies on a path through the fairway covered with gravel. The player removes some of the gravel near the ball and then takes free relief from the path for interference from abnormal course conditions (Rule 16.1b). What is the ruling?.....(Ref. RQ-28)
  43. Which of the following is a loose impediment?.....(Ref. RQ-91)