Rule 6 - Advice

A competitor shall not ask for nor willingly receive advice from any one except his caddie. The penalty for a breach of this Rule shall be disqualification.

Rule 7 - Playing Outside Limits Of Teeing - Ground

If at any hole a competitor play his first stroke from outside the limits of the teeing-ground, he shall count that stroke, tee a ball, and play his second stroke from within these limits.

The penalty for a breach of this Rule shall be disqualification.

Rule 8 - Must Hole Out With Own Ball

1. A competitor shall hole out with his own

Rules Of Golf ball at every hole. The penalty for a breach of this Rule shall be disqualification.

Playing Two Consecutive Strokes with Wrong Ball

2. If a competitor play a stroke with a ball other than his own he shall incur no penalty provided he then play his own ball; but if he play two consecutive strokes with a wrong ball, he shall be disqualified.

Exception in Hazards

3. In a hazard, if a competitor play more than one stroke with a ball other than his own and the mistake be discovered before he has played a stroke with the wrong ball from outside the limits of the hazard, he shall incur no penalty provided he then play his own ball.

The penalty for a breach of this Rule shall be disqualification.

Rule 9 - Ball Striking The Player

If a competitor's ball strike or be stopped by himself, his clubs, or his caddie, the penalty shall be one stroke, except as provided for in Stroke Rule 13 (1).

Rule 10 - Ball Striking Or Moved By Another Competitor

1. If a competitor's ball strike or be stopped by another competitor, or his clubs, or his caddie, it is a rub of the green, and the ball shall be played from where it lies, except as provided for in Stroke Rule 13 (I). If a competitor's ball which is at rest be accidentally moved by another competitor, or his caddie, or his clubs, or his ball, or any outside agency except wind, it shall be replaced as near as possible to the spot where it lay. The penalty for a breach of this rule shall be disqualification.

Allowed to Lift Another Competitor's Ball

2. A competitor may have any other player's ball played or lifted, at the option of its owner, if he finds that it interferes with his stroke.

Rule 11 - Lifting Ball Under Two-stroke Penalty

1. A ball may be lifted from any place on the course under penalty of two strokes. A ball so lifted shall be teed and played behind the place where it lay; if this be impossible, it shall be teed and played as near as possible to the place where it lay, but not nearer to the hole.

In preparing a tee, as above authorized, the player is exempted from the restrictions imposed by Rule 15.

The penalty for a breach of this Section of the Rule shall be disqualification.

Lifting for Identification

2. For the purpose of identification, a competitor may at any time lift and carefully replace his ball in the presence of the player with whom he is competing.

The penalty for a breach of this Section of the Rule shall be one stroke.

Rule 12 - Ball Lost

If a ball be "lost" (except in water, casual water, or out of bounds) the competitor shall, whether he has played from " through the green" or from a hazard, return as near as possible to the spot from which the ball was struck, and there tee a ball under penalty of one stroke.

(Under this Rule a ball shall only be considered "lost" when it has not been found after a search of five minutes).

Rule 13 - Play Within 20 Yards Of Hole. Ball Striking Flag-stick, Etc.

I. When a competitor's ball lying within twenty yards of the hole is played and strikes either the flag-stick or the person standing at the hole, the penalty shall be two strokes.

Ball Striking Fellow-competitor's Ball

2. When both balls are on the putting-green, if a competitor's ball strike the ball of the player with whom he is competing, the competitor shall incur a penalty of one stroke, and the ball which was struck shall be at once replaced, see Stroke Rule 10 (I).

Nearer Ball may be Lifted

3. The competitor whose ball is the farther from the hole may have the ball which is nearer to the hole lifted or played at the option of its owner. If the latter refuse to comply with this Rule when requested to do so, he shall he disqualified.

Ball Nearer Hole of Assistance to Player

4. If the competitor whose ball is the nearer to the hole consider that his ball might be of assistance to the player with whom he is competing, he should lift it or play first.

Ball Lifted When Player's Ball in Motion

5. If the competitor whose ball is the nearer to the hole lift his ball while the player's ball is in motion, he shall incur a penalty of one stroke.

Ball Lifted Before Holed Out

6. If a competitor or his caddie pick up his ball from the putting-green before it is holed out (except as provided for above), he shall, before he has struck off from the next tee, or, in the case of the last hole of the round, before he has left the putting-green, be permitted to replace the ball under penalty of two strokes.

Rule 14 - General Penalty

Where in the Rules of Golf the penalty for the breach of any Rule is the loss of the hole, in Stroke Competitions the penalty shall be the loss of two strokes, except where otherwise provided for in these Special Rules.

Rule 15 - General Rule

The Rules of Golf, so far as they are not at variance with these Special Rules, shall apply to Stroke Competitions.

Rule 16 - Disputes, How Decided

All disputes shall be decided by the Committee in charge of the competition, which decision shall be final, unless appeal be taken to the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association, whose decision shall be conclusive.