Rules FAQ

Rule 14-3

Application of Exception 1 to Rule 14-3

Q. What is the meaning of the phrases "alleviating a medical condition" in subparagraph (a) and "medical reason" in subparagraph (b) of Exception 1 to Rule 14-3?

A. Those phrases mean that the player must have an existing medical condition which is alleviated by the player's use of the equipment or device.

Decision 14-3/8 (Adhesive Tape) is a specific, limited exception for the use of tape in a traditionally accepted manner.

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Ball be struck at with the head of the club

Rule 14-1 requires that the ball be struck at with the head of the club.

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Club inadvertently hits his ball twice

On this chip shot, T.C. Chen's club inadvertently, but clearly hits his ball twice during the final round of the 1985 U.S. Open.