Rules FAQ

Rule 4-4

Umbrella or Ball Retriever

Q. Is an umbrella or a ball retriever considered part of the player’s 14 clubs?

A. No. Umbrellas and ball retrievers are not golf clubs as described in Appendix II. Thus, they are not counted as part of the player’s 14 clubs for the purposes of applying Rule 4-4.

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Carrying 15 clubs

At the 2001 British Open, final round co-leader Ian Woosnam's frustration bubbled over on the second tee when he discovered he was carrying 15 clubs when only allowed 14.