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Tom & Chip Rules Cartoons

Whether you are a 'seasoned veteran' or relatively new to the game, all golfers know that the pursuit of the little white ball around some not-always-fully-cooperative landscape lends itself to the most diversified rules book in sport. 

The rules of golf were originally intended to be simple and straightforward...and with only 13 of them to start off with, for all intents and purposes they were. Of course as time went on and the influence of mother nature became more and more apparent with respect to the eventual resting places that a golf ball would find, more additions to and interpretations of the rules became necessary. 

As a way of helping us learn, re-learn or remember the rules of golf, we are pleased to present 'Golf Rules Cartoons with Tom & Chip'. In 80 cartoons, all the official rules from 1-24 are explained in an amusing and easy-to-understand way.

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Below are past rules cartoons complete with the answer underneath

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Publications include the current & new Rules of Golf, along with the various ancillaries. 

New Code (effective January 1, 2019)

Updates To The Rules of Golf as of January 1, 2023 can be found HERE

Current Handicap Manual online.

Application for Reinstatment to Amateur Status


Real Rules Stories

Check back here regularly for published stories on rules infractions/situations


5 Rules Golfers Often Break!

We highlight five important rules that golfers often break - make sure you don't make these crucial mistakes


The Rules of Golf can be frustratingly complex and tricky to interpret, which means there are some situations where golfers can come unstuck and get a ruling wrong, even with the best intentions at heart.

Here, we highlight five Rules of Golf that most players have got wrong at some point in time. They're quite common scenarios and so it's important to gain a firm grasp of how the Rules of Golf need to be applied.

Hopefully, after immersing yourself in the content below, you'll feel much more confident in knowing what to do should you or your playing partners find yourselves in any of these situations.

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‘It Makes Me Sick’: Wild Post-Round Ruling Costs Pro His PGA TOUR Card

By: NICK PIASTOWSKI/ | October 8th, 2023

One rules misstep. One video review. And Shad Tuten lost a PGA TOUR card that was going to be his.“It makes me sick as a past player,” analyst James Nitties said on the Golf Channel broadcast.

In a wild sequence on Sunday during the final round of the Korn Ferry Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship, Tuten was hit with a two-stroke penalty after his round at Victoria National Golf Club for a mistake he made on a golf-ball placement on his 15th hole.

The ruling, following a video look, moved Tuten from 30th on the season-long points race to 32nd — and only the top 30 earned PGA TOUR cards for next year.

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Carlota Ciganda DQ'd From Evian After Refusing To Add Penalty Strokes For Slow-Play Violation

By: Kent Paisley/Golf Digest | July 28, 2023

After Carlota Ciganda's one-over-par 72 in the second round of the Amundi Evian Championship in France, the 33-year-old Spaniard left the scoring tent without signing her card following a failed appeal of a two-stroke slow-play penalty on the ninth hole.

In turn, Ciganda was disqualified from the major in a bizarre turn of events over a rules violation.

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Women’s PGA Contender Dinged With Penalty For Marking Ball Off Green

By: JACK HIRSH/ | June 24, 2023

Mel Reid began Saturday at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship just a shot out of the lead, but after bogeys at 1 and 4, she needed to stop the bleeding at the 5th.

Then she made a regrettable error.

Reid was hit with a one-shot penalty during the third round at Baltusrol Golf Club’s Lower Course for marking her ball while off the putting green on No. 5.

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Déjà vu Bunker Incident Dashes PGA Championship Contender’s Chances

Corey Conners' PGA Championship was undone on the 16th hole Saturday. One day later, Viktor Hovland suffered the same exact fate

BY: ZEPHYR MELTON/ | May 21, 2023

Corey Conners' PGA Championship was undone on the 16th hole Saturday. One day later, Viktor Hovland suffered the same exact fate.

Mark Twain once said that truth is stranger than fiction, and on Sunday afternoon, golf fans got to witness the epitome of that phrase.

Standing in a bunker right of the 16th fairway, Viktor Hovland needed to navigate the lip of the trap to get his ball anywhere near the putting surface. And with playing partner Brooks Koepka ahead by a stroke, the Norwegian opted for the aggressive play that would (theoretically) get the ball all the way to the green.

The decision proved costly.

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College Golfer Disqualifies Himself After Shooting 62 In US Open Qualifying

Tommy Kuhl shot a course record in a US Open qualifier but was forced to DQ himself after repairing aeration marks on the greens

BY ELLIOTT HEATH/Golf | May 09, 2023

A college golfer was forced to disqualify himself after making it through a US Open local qualifier with a course record 62.

Tommy Kuhl, a fifth-year senior at the University of Illinois, had just shot 62 at Illini Country Club in Springfield, Illinois to make it through at the US Open qualifier when he realised that he had to DQ himself.

He was out watching his teammate Adrien Dumont De Chassart in a playoff for the final spot when another teammate made a comment about the aerated greens. That's when he realised that he wasn't allowed to repair the aeration marks.

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10 Rules Golfers Still Get Wrong

BY SAM TREMLETT/Golf | LAST UPDATED November 08, 2022

Golf Monthly's rules expert, Jezz Ellwood, picks out 10 rules that many golfers are unaware of. In competition, some of these could lead to penalty shots or even disqualification. In some cases, these rules are there to help you, so they are well worth knowing.

So, if you are planning to play any competitive golf in the hope of getting your handicap down, take a look at the 10 rules golfers still get wrong to make sure simple mistakes don't end up costing you!

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