Rule 8 – The Central Principle Of Golf

Josh Kelley

Josh Kelley

SwingU Instructor

Rule 8 covers a central principle of the game: “play the course as you find it.” When your ball comes to rest, you normally have to accept the conditions affecting the stroke and not improve them before playing the ball.

However, you may take certain reasonable actions even if they improve those conditions, and there are limited circumstances where conditions may be restored without penalty after they have been improved or worsened.

Subscribe to the SwingU YouTube channel for more instruction from SwingU’s nationally-rated instruction team!