Weird Ways the Rules Can Help You 0

Rules of Golf, Decisions of the Rules of Golf

2016-2017 Rules of GolfAll this time you thought the Rules of Golf were there to screw you. Well, sometimes. But there are distinct situations when they can work to your benefit – if know know them.

From hitting your opponent during a shot to gauging the wind using smoke from your Macanudo to the legality of hitting a shot through an open clubhouse window, the good folks at the PGA of America compiled nine scenarios where the rules can work to your advantage and against your opponent.

T.J. Auclair of the PGA of America staff lays out the scenarios here.

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