The rules for golf in Canada were revised and came into effect on 1 January 2019. You can go to: http://golfcanada.ca/rules-of-golf for further information, or talk to your golf professional, Steve LeBlanc.
Please refer to the “Local Rules” and “Out of Bounds” section on the scorecard.
Rules, Hints and Etiquette of Match Play:
- Honours are observed at all times – it’s the only time when we don’t play ready golf
- You never play out of turn, even on the green. There is no continuous putting or you may be required to putt again. That’s why an opponent may give you a short putt instead of requiring you to mark. Don’t make your opponent make a 6″ putt.
- If you are on the green and farther away than your opponent who is off the green, you are still away and must play first.
- If you are given a putt, you must pick up. You may drop a ball and putt later as long as you are not holding up the group behind.
- You may concede a hole at any time. You may give putts of any length.
- Mark a ‘+ ‘on the hole if you win the hole and a ‘-‘ if you lose the hole. This will make it easy to know whether you are winning or losing during the match.
- You are allowed to ask your opponent’s score at any point during a hole
- The winner usually offers to buy a drink after the match
- The loser posts the result on the chart.