Rule of the Month | Oregon Golf Association

Each month the Oregon Golf Association and Senior Rules Officials - Pete Scholz and Terry McEvilly - test your knowledge on certain scenarios that golfers encounter at every level of the sport. Scholz and McEvilly are long-time OGA volunteers and two of the most highly-respected rules officials in the nation. 

Click on the feature links below for clarification on select rules and or other golf subjects. 



January 2021

Think Globally, Act Locally

December 2020

A Santa by Any Other Name ...

November 2020

Legal Tender

October 2020

How Can It Be Wrong (When It Feels So Right)?

September 2020

Bust a Move

August 2020

Reflections on Deflections

July 2020

Go Back Jack and Do it Again

June 2020

Remove, Replace, Restore

May 2020

Just Don't Do It

April 2020

What You See is What You Get

March 2020

Just In Case

February 2020

Seek and Ye May Find

January 2020

Blame It On the Rain

December 2019

Sleighing the Rules

November 2019

Why Be Normal?

October 2019

In the Zone

September 2019

Fair or Not?

August 2019

Beg, Borrow or Steal

July 2019

Sand Saves

June 2019

Seeing Red (and Yellow)

May 2019

Who Done It?

April 2019

An Object at Rest

March 2019

Keeping It Local

February 2019

Do Drops

January 2019

Everything Old is New Again

December 2018

So It Begins

November 2018

From Start to Finish

October 2018

Where Fore Art Thou?

September 2018

Change is Good

August 2018

Laying Down the Law

July 2018

Movers and Shakers

June 2018

Stroke of Genius

May 2018

Margin of Error

April 2018

Taking Responsibility

March 2018

Cancellation Policy

February 2018

To Speak or Not to Speak? That is the Question

January 2018

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful

December 2017

2017 Rules "Wrap" Up

November 2017

A Few More Exceptions

October 2017

The Exception to the Rule

September 2017

Let Sleeping Divots Lie

August 2017

Please Relief Me, Let Me Go

July 2017

In All Fairness

June 2017

What's Your (Nearest) Point?

May 2017

The Importance of Words

April 2017

Is it Mine?

March 2017

Lost and Found

February 2017

Here's Mud in Your Ey

January 2017

Ball Accidentally Moved - An Explanation Of The New Local Rule

December 2016

Oh What a Relief It Is

November 2016

Calling All Rules Officials!

October 2016

It's Not Easy Being (on the) Green

September 2016

Water, Water, Everywhere

August 2016

A Day At The Beach

July 2016

Over the River and Through the Green...

June 2016

Stand Your Ground

May 2016

A Course is a Course, of Course of Course

April 2016

When DQ Does Not Mean a Frosty Treat

March 2016

Beg, Borrow, or Steal

February 2016

Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is?

January 2016

Baby, It's Cold Outside

December 2015

November 2015

When to Leave the Leaves

October 2015

Of "Pin"terest... The Flagstick, Rule 17

September 2015

Loco Locals: Rule 33-8 Local Rules

August 2015

Wrong Ball or Wrong Place?

July 2015

Placing and Replacing  (Part III of feature on Rule 20-2C)

June 2015

Drop It Like It's Hot, Or Not  (Part II of feature on Rule 20-2C)

May 2015

Here a Drop, There a Drop, Everywhere a Drop Drop  (Part I of feature on Rule 20-2C)

April 2015

Rule 18

March 2015

Foursome Stroke Play Quiz

February 2015

Four-Ball Stroke Play