Ask the Golf Rules Maven

Updated: Jun 6

Update: This now only applies to MV#3 and MV#9.

This issue of The Golf Rules Review is devoted to a question/issue that frequently comes up on the golf course when a player decides to skip a hole or not play a hole according to the USGA rules or use the "illegal" drop areas on MV#3 and #9.. This question has been covered before, but perhaps this new format will aid in your understanding of what to score to record in GHIN in these situations.

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