Event Date: August 4, 2018
Entry Fee: $12
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UNITED STATES PRO MINIATURE GOLF ASSOCIATION RULES OF MINIATURE GOLF
Miniature golf is played with ball and club on a miniature golf course. The aim is to get the ball from the teeing-off point to the target hole in a few strokes as possible.
- Choice of Balls
- A player is allowed only one ball per hole.
- A ball, which has become so badly damaged during play that in the opinion of a referee it can no longer be properly played, or that has been lost on a run (and not found within five minutes) can be replaced by another ball. The next stroke should be taken from the last resting place 0f the damaged ball.
- A ball in play can only be moved by a stroke of the club. It can only be played from a position of rest and can be touched by the club in the moment of the stroke.
- Before every stroke the ball should be addressed with the club held in both hands (disabled players excused.)
- A stroke is played when a player, in readiness to play, brings the club into contact with the ball thereby sitting it in motion.
- “Set in Motion” means when the ball leaves its position of rest.
- Special regulations for a long-distance stroke: -The stroke is deemed to have been taken if under the direct influence of the stroke, the ball is set in motion (even when there is no contact between the club and the ball.
- Strokes can only be taken when the ball is in play. Unintentional contact with the ball in the absence of clear readiness to play does not count as a stroke.
- Readiness to play
A player is deemed ready to play when addressing the ball (s)he begins a backswing. Any type of this movement from the club back and forth counts as readiness to play.
- Ball in play
- If the ball is set in motion from the teeing-off marking on the hole or an obstacle.
- If the ball is within the playing area but not yet in the hole.
Each stroke counts as a point. If the ball still has not been holed after six strokes, another point is added. The highest possible score at one hole is 7 (seven) unless there are penalty strokes involved.
- Order of Play and the Playing of a Hole
- The holes should always be played in order 1-18, unless otherwise ordered by the tournament organizers or Tournament Director.
- A hole can only be played once the previous player has played the hole and left the playing area.
- When playing in groups the holes must always be played in the same order with the exception of play offs. A new hole can only then be played once last player of the group has finished the previous hole.
- Teeing-off and Placement of a Ball
- The ball is to be played from the teeing-off point at the beginning of every hole. In all cases it is to be played from where it has come to rest unless the following situations occur:
- When a ball in play leaves the playing area and is placed at the point where it left the playing area.
- When a player is repositioning the ball due to the 8th rule.
- When a ball in play stays in an obstacle construction it must be repositioned in the direction from which the ball has come.
- When a ball in play rolls back over the tee-off comes to rest it is played from that point where it has passed the tee line.
- A Holed Ball
A ball is deemed to have been holed when it comes to rest in the hole.
Coming to rest means that the ball cannot leave the hole by itself
- End of Play
The playing of a hole is at an end either when the ball is holed or when six strokes have already been recorded, in observance to rule 5 (five).
- The Path of the Ball
- A player may only touch a ball in play lying within the playing area under the supervision of his fellow players or the referee with the exception of the putting down or moving of the ball onto the provided marking. If the ball must be picked up for cleaning its position must be signed.
- Each player is responsible for the cleanliness of the playing area. It is permitted to remove dirt from the playing area before the ball in play is moving.
- The course of the ball in play must not be intentionally influenced either by the player or another person after the stroke has been played except for wind shielding from outside the playing area.
- If the path of a ball in play is subject to outside influence (apart from weather), a referee (upon request) order the stroke to be retaken, providing the player does not thereby get an unfair advantage or disadvantage.
- If a ball in play is moved again through outside influence after having clearly come to rest, it must be repositioned at the point where it first came to rest.
- Entering the Playing Area
The playing area must not be entered when a ball in play is moving. Otherwise the playing area can be entered when its permitted.
Penalties for the breaking of the rules of the game are contained in a special section “Penalties for offences during play in tournaments.”
- Exceptional Regulations
If the special characteristics of a hole make it necessary, the Technical Committee can, if required, make special regulations which deviate from these rules on the suggestions of the national association. These should be published.
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