The score (or handicap) a player reports should always be regarded as his opening offer.
All vows taken on a golf course shall be valid only until the sunset.
A "Gimme" is defined as an agreement between two golfers, that can't putt very well.
The term "mulligan" is a contraction of the phrase "maul it again."
The statute of limitations on forgotten strokes is two holes.
Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.
A golf match is a test of your skill against your opponent's luck.
Never subtract so many strokes on a hole that you wind up with the honor on the next hole.
It's not a Gimme if you're still away.
A stroke does not occur unless it is observed by more than one golfer.
A two-foot putt counts the same as a two-foot drive.
Unlike baseball. In golf, you have to play your foul balls.
Leaf rule - used in certain parts of America during Autumn allowing a golfer to play another ball without penalty when his previous shot is lost and assumed covered by leaves, or in your case,,, pocketed...
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Each golfer receives 2 mulligan's, to be taken anywhere except in a sand trap or on the green, for every nine holes played without penalty, unless the golfer needs more.
Whenever not on the green or in a sand trap the golfer may move the ball 2 club head lengths, unless really in trouble in which case the golfer may move the ball two club lengths, in any direction.
A ball hitting a tree shall be deemed not to have hit the tree. Hitting a tree is simply bad luck and has no place in a scientific game. The player should estimate the distance the ball would have travelled if it had not hit the tree and play the ball from that point. Preferably atop a firm tuft of grass.
There shall be no such thing as a lost ball. The missing ball is somewhere on or near the course and will eventually be found and pocketed by someone else. Therefore it becomes a stolen ball. You should not compound the felony by charging yourself with a penalty stroke.
If a putt passes over a hole without dropping, it is deemed to have dropped. The law of gravity holds that any object attempting to maintain a position in the atmosphere without support must drop. The laws of gravity supersede the laws of golf.
The same thing holds for a ball that stops at the brink of a hole and hangs there, defying gravity. You cannot defy the law! Same rule applies to a ball that rims a cup. A ball moving sideways defies the law of physics.