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More Absurd Rules of Golf

There are over 600 pages in the decisions on the rules of golf. We found 8 more weird, random rules you've never heard before

Released on 8/27/2015

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There are over 600 pages in
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the Decisions on the Rules of Golf.
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Here are eight more of the most absurd rules we found.
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If your ball ends up in the clubhouse
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and the clubhouse isn't considered out of bounds,
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you may open a window or door
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and hit your next shot back onto the course.
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(glass breaks)
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Hopefully.
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(whistles)
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If you hit your ball into a moving river,
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you may hit the ball
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as long as you don't wait for it to flow
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to a more opportune location. C'mon!
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If you snap your putter in half out of anger,
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you can no longer use it.
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(crashing)
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However, if your caddy trips and damages it,
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you can continue to use it for the rest of the round.
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It's four for you?
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If an opponent asks your score
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and you tell them the wrong one,
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you must correct it before they play their next shot.
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(stuttering)
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Gosh!
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Or you lose the hole.
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You cannot place a water bottle on a green
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and use it as a level to determine how a putt will break.
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(glass breaks)
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If the wind blows your ball,
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you must play it from its new position.
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However, if a fan blows your ball,
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you must return it to its original position.
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If you've lost your ball,
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you can dig in a bunker to look for it.
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If you find it, you must put it back as it was,
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leaving only a small portion of the ball visible.
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If your club head falls off during the backswing
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and you complete the swing and miss the ball,
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it doesn't count as a stroke.
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If your club head fall off during the downswing
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and you miss the ball, it does.
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(glass breaks)
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