Rules FAQ

Rule 14-1

Using Club other than Putter on Putting Green?

Q. Is it permissible to use a club other than a putter to play a stroke on the putting green?

A. Yes, the Rules of Golf do not stipulate the type of club that must be used for making a stroke on the putting green or anyplace else on the golf course.

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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.